ANIMAL FACTS Amaze your friends with our fantastic animal facts!

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Dog facts

  1. Dogs have better eyesight than humans
  2. There are about 700 pure breeds of dogs in the world
  3. It is much easier for dogs to learn spoken commands if they are given with hand signals
  4. Apple and pear seeds contain arsenic, which may be deadly to dogs.
  5. Dogs and cats are just like humans, in that they are either right or left-handed….or pawed!
  6. Dogs don’t like rain, it hurts their ears
  7. Dogs with pointed faces normally live longer than those with flat faces
  8. The chow-chow dog has a blue tongue
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Cat facts

  1. A cat uses it’s whiskers to judge if a space is too small to fit through
  2. When cats are happy they squeeze their eyes shut
  3. A female cat is called a queen
  4. Cats can jump up to 5 times their own height in one leap
  5. Cats can’t taste sweets
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All other facts

  1. If you keep a goldfish in a dark room, it will begin to lose its colour!
  2. Cows can sleep standing up, but they can only dream lying down.
  3. Tigers have striped skin as well as striped fur.
  4. Rabbit’s teeth never stop growing
  5. Snakes never blink
  6. A chameleon’s tongue is twice as long as it’s body
  7. A goldfish can live for up to 40 years
  8. Fish sleep with their eyes open
  9. 1 human year is 25 years for a hamster
  10. Guinea pigs aren’t related to pigs, and they aren’t from Guinea!
  11. Snake scales are made of the same substance that our nails are made of
  12. Snakes smell with their tongue
  13. Snakes can have over 300 pairs of ribs
  14. There are some turtles that could out-run a human
  15. Tortoises can have a favourite colour
  16. Rabbits can sleep with their eyes open
  17. Salamanders breathe through their skin
  18. Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards
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