Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Some Interesting Pet Records & Facts

- Longest tongue on a dog : Puggy (pictured), with a 4.5 inch licker!

- Oldest dog ever recorded : Bluey, an Australian Cattle Dog who according to an anecdotal report, lived 29 years, 6 months and 12 days.

- Oldest cat ever recorded : Creme Puff, who died at age 38 years and 3 days.

- Pet most likely to outlive its owner : I always thought it was the Macaw, which can live up to and over 50 years, but it turns out the Box Turtle can live up to 100 years...I wonder what the record is for an individual person/turtle relationship? I'd love to hear the arguments!

- 40 million Americans own pet birds.

- Studies have shown that cats have better memories than dogs, monkeys or orangutans. In addition, female cats have a longer memory than male cats (okay I made this one up).

- Cats spend almost 30% of their lives grooming themselves, much like the cast members of "Jersey Shore".

- Goldfish have a memory of up to three months, not three seconds, as many believe.

- Cats almost never meow at other cats, just us.

- The largest dog ever recorded is Zorba, a 343 lb Mastiff.

- A human year is 25 hamster years.

- On average, cats sleep 16 hours a day, while dogs sleep roughly 14 hours daily.

*Many of these facts were taken from http://pethealth.lifetips.com/cat/66317/fun-pet-facts/index.html while some others were taken from a site called "Wikipedia" (I don't know what to believe anymore!!!!).

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