1. Psychic whiskers: A change in airflow can be enough for a cat’s whiskers to pick up on nearby movement. Cats also use their whiskers to check for signs of life in their prey and decide if a space is big enough for them to fit through.
2. Heightened sense of smell: Felines use their sense of smell to recognize enemies, seek out mates, and identify people and cats. What makes things more interesting is that cats have the ability to taste what they smell, due to a structure in their mouth called the vomeronasel organ.
3. Super speed: Cats have natural predatory instincts and rely greatly on their speed. Some cat breeds can reach up to 30 mph for short distances.
4. Extraordinary balance: Cats have a knack for climbing, walking along narrow surfaces, and perching themselves in precarious places. A cat’s tail helps her maintain balance during all of these activities.
5. Built-in brakes and shock absorbers: The skin on a cat’s paw pads is much thicker than the rest of the body, which is good news because the pads serve as brakes when a cat is leaping forward and as cushions when a cat is landing.