The other day I was walking down my street and saw a tabby cat walking towards me, instinctively I bend down to stroke it when I heard the cat’s owner (who was out in the front garden) telling me to be careful because their cat has a habit of biting! But strangely after a bit of research, I found out that when cats bite it is just a form of communication! I started to wonder how much a cat bite would hurt, that was when I stumbled upon this little lot…
BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Cats Teeth
10 – “yyyeesssssss…massssssster?!?”
FACT: The cat has few molars because its diet is almost entirely carnivorous.
9 – “Bit your neck?!?…well I thought I might start with a finger or two first.”
FACT: On the bottom jaw, the cat has 2 lower canines, 6 lower incisors, 4 lower premolars, and 2 lower molars.
8 – “This is the biggest smile I can do!”
FACT: The incisors are to grasp the prey or food while the canines (fangs) grip the food and are used to kill prey.
7 – “No knife to open the box? No problem, I give you the cat cutter 5000!”
FACT: The cat can feel the tiny depression at the back of the neck on its prey so the cat knows where to bite.
6 – “Just because I am little doesn’t mean I can be a vampire cat!”
FACT: Kittens develop 26 needle-sharp milk teeth.
5 – This cat’s nickname really is “Mr. Fangs”, I wonder why?!?
FACT: In the wild where cats eat a natural diet, the teeth are cleaned as they scrape over the bones of their prey.
4 – “In the night I will come to you and give you a choice….choose carefully.”
FACT: The premolars (right behind the canines) and the molars (at the very back) shear, cut, and chew meat.
3 – “Ha! I don’t need to see you know where to bite!”
FACT: These baby teeth are replaced during the first 6 months of life with 30 adult teeth.
2 – “Your pet?…HAHAHAHHAH…no silly human I am your overlord!”
FACT: The canine teeth sit in beds of sensitive tissue that let the cat feel what it is gripping.
1 – “You got what brand of cat food?!? …Well, that is unfortunate, meet my little friends!”
FACT: The cats upper jaw has 2 upper canines, 6 upper incisors, 6 upper premolars, and 2 upper molars and the upper and lower incisors are the front teeth between the canines or fangs.