12 Fascinating Facts About Female Cats

Posted in Cat Videos - On: October 19, 2021 - Author:  Jan Travell
Posted in Cat Videos 
Last Updated: October 7, 2023  
Author:  Jan Travell

We often feel that there isn’t much difference between a female cat and a male cat other than gender but believe it or not there are many interesting things about female cats that are unique to their sex.

Even though we think we know all about our feline companions some of the facts in this video may surprise you.


Did you know that a litter of kittens can actually be from a multiple fathers?

This is known as superfecundation, this will happen when a female cat mates with more than one male during a fertile period.

So it is totally possible for her eggs to be fertilised by more than one male. You can usually tell when the kittens are a range of different colors and sizes.


Another fact that totally took me by surprise is that female cats tend to be right pawed while males tend to be left pawed.

Of course there are always some exceptions to this rule so why don’t you take a look at your own kitty to see which paw is the dominant one.


I have also discovered that spayed female cats live longer than their counterparts, a recent study showed that spayed female cats live 39% longer than unspayed females.

It makes sense really, a spayed female is eliminated from the risk of ovarian and uterine cancers as well as having a reduced risk of breast and memory tumours.


Whatever your preference is between having a female or male cat in your family, I’m sure that you’ll be surprised by many of the facts contained in this video, some of which may help you decide if you are thinking of bringing another kitty into your home.

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About the author

Jan Travell is a lifelong cat owner and a feline expert. She's been the Cats and Kittens lead editor from the start. She lives in rural France with her two rescue cats, Tigerlily and Mr.Gee. Her senior kitty, Ducati, passed over the rainbow bridge recently at the ripe old age of 22.

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