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Leahy's Open Farm, Dungourney, Midleton, Co Cork.
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Cats

Two white cats and two spotted grey and white. We love to chase mice around the farm. There are over 500 million domestic cats in the world. Cats conserve energy by sleeping for an average of 13 to 14 hours a day. Cats have flexible bodies and teeth adapted for hunting small animals such as mice and rats. A group of cats is called a clowder, a male cat is called a tom, a female cat is called a molly or queen while young cats are called kittens.

 

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Domestic cats usually weigh around 4 kilograms (8 lb 13 oz) to 5 kilograms (11 lb 0 oz). The heaviest domestic cat on record is 21.297 kilograms (46 lb 15.2 oz). Cats have powerful night vision, allowing them to see at light levels six times lower than what a human needs in order to see. Cats also have excellent hearing and a powerful sense of smell.

Domestic cats love to play, this is especially true with kittens who love to chase toys and play fight. Play fighting among kittens may be a way for them to practice and learn skills for hunting and fighting. On average cats live for around 12 to 15 years. Cats spend a large amount of time licking their coats to keep them clean.