Do Cats Really Have 9 Lives?

Most cats live for about 14 years, although some have been known to live to the age of 30 and even beyond.

do cats have 9 lives

The myth that a cat has 9 lives probably came about because of its ability to escape from many dangerous situations without harm. Cats have good memories, keen eyesight, and exceptional senses of smell and hearing.

These combine with their swiftness and agility to help them out of danger.

So even though a cat may escape with its life many times, it still lives only once, just as any other animal.


  1. Anonymous says

    cats do not have nine lives coz if they did my fred wud b here rite nww

  2. Anonymous says

    i have a cat sitting here with me right now , that’s been hit by a car twice ; fell off the roof of myy house too .
    she;s still alive .
    just so you know,*(:
    -destinyy .

  3. Anonymous says

    lol i believe it is true that they dont have nine lives. They have the ability to survive from falling from high places, how cool! :)

  4. meeeee says

    That is so mean cats are cute and very cuddly why would you test something like that??

  5. meeeee says

    Cats are so cute and i hate people who kill them or mistreat them. I dont like finding cats on the side of the road dead or alive it just kills me.

  6. madday says

    love your cat.
    my cat has 9 lives
    its been in 6 accidents and survived em all that day of the impact shes dying and the next day that bing is chasing mice
    so yeah only some do.
    3 more lives to go
    high, life for life
    one love one love

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  8. Phoebe says

    I have a cat well three two of them are girls and one’s a boy the girls are called Tipsy and Topsy and the boys called Tipsy. My nan had a cat called Tinka and she was suffering by the back gate while i was at school and my mom told my nan and grandad and they took Tinka to the vet but she died in the car o the way there.i loved Tinka SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much. It still makes me sad thinking about her. :(

  9. j-man says

    i hit a cat with a dumbell, three punches and it rolled over and died. it is a relif to get this off my chest but cats do not have 9 lives

  10. Dylan says

    Cats do have lives and I can prove it! Take your cat and cook it, you will need to do that nine freaking times for it to eventually die!

  11. Rana Shahid says

    they have 7 lives because becouse 7skys and cat belive2came from skys cat lucky at home evil not come in home and home protect from bad ways if you want more email me

  12. Andrey says

    thats why I dont like cats, they’re to stupid! They have nine lives to make up for their brain power, lol!!!

  13. Andrey says

    my gramps hung a cat then threw it in a trash can, the next day it was GONE!!!

  14. Andrey says

    if he didnt die I can come over and run him over for ya, this time for good!!!!!

  15. wtf u creep says

    omg your a freggin moron, i hate you whoever you are, your going to hell, htat poor cat did not deserve your hand as its fate. F*** YOU!! HOPE SOMEONE HITS YOU WITH A DUMBELL AND PUNCHES YOU UNTIL YOU ROLL OVER AND DIE.

  16. Animal Lover says

    Your type is the reason I love animals. Wish you’d pick a fight with me and my Tibetan Mastiff were right there…. perhaps you’d respect his opinion!

  17. Phoebe says

    lol, i havent been on this site for as long as i can remember :)


  18. Whiteside says

    I hate ppl who kill cats ot just gets me really sad ;( but what can we do if some people jst are too dum to stop?? I have 3 catz too and they are 2 girls and one boy aged 3 called Pippa Petal, Peter!!
    Whwn i was younger i used to belive they had 9 lives cuz ages ago my cat jumped out of the windows two times from the sixth floor and landed on her feet! xoxoxo

  19. Melissa says

    Cats do not have nine lives, and as to all you people, I have three cats and a dog, they don’t fight, but as you DO know, if you drop something like a heavy barbell or something very heavy on a cat or use weapons on it it will not, I say, will NOT live! Cats Declawed: still no nine lives, you just took their life AWAY, they cannot even defend themselves. For all you people who kill cats, me and my border collie are coming. My border collie is actually quite strong, she’s our guard dog, she lets us know when someones there. When there was a criminal at our door once, she came and woke us up, so all you cat killers and haters who think they have nine lives, you better shut up!

  20. Melissa says

    This wasn’t meant to be a reply, sorry, I pressed the wrong button.

  21. Melissa says

    Ya know, I hate people like you who hang cats. If one of them did that to my precious new kitten or my two precious cats, I’d hang you right back there, in a cat costume, and poke you with sticks while you’re hanging, while I humiliate you with my animal lover group, Save the Animals. Besides, what did the cat do to you and your old gramps?

  22. Melissa says

    Go to Hellion’s hell in the deepest regions of hell for eternal hell for you deserve HELL! YOU SICK LITTLE _______! _______ = insert bad name / swear name here.

  23. Melissa says

    Go animal lovers! I’d say you go ahead and let your mastiff kill him! I’d let my German Shepherds do the same!

  24. Melissa says

    You R A Punk. It is a myth. They don’t have 9 lives. IT IS FAKE!

    Myth = FALSE!

  25. Melissa says

    Meaning of it just kills me = Something inside you dies when you see something dead/horrible.

  26. Melissa says

    All ya people out there, if ya kill or cook a cat imma be callin’ the RSPCA and report animal abuse and killing. You gonna serve years in prison for that. Now if ya with me come to my website and just kill these comments. Literally. Report them to the RSPCA! An’ you better watch out, I will call the RSPCA, so shut up and go act somewhat like a little weiner, ’cause thas what y’all are when ya abuse animals. Hide under your covers for all I care. Cats don’t. You need to shut the freaking hole that is for pies, okay? Quiet, and walk away before my three dogs bite your head off and enjoy it. There’s no bloodshed…..


  27. Gavin says

    I know cats don’t have nine lives. When I ran over next door’s kitten it just died.

  28. stacey says

    how do you know that the kitten had not already died 8 times previously.

    p.s. when we moving to cardiff?

  29. Melissa says

    Uh…. Cats are animals like everything else, even WE are animals…. so it didn’t die previously, just end this fight, KAY? It’s getting tiring.

  30. pops says

    10 cats? I hope you are joking, your house must smell like piss, especially since male cats pee everywhere to attract females, unless of course they are fixed, but that would cost a fortune. This ain’t no competition of who has the most cats. Now you shut up.

  31. Jalen Bennett says

    My cat ran away she is a female calico cat we’ve had her for about 6 months do u think she has known us long enough to come back?::( PLEASE TELL ME WHAT U KNOW.

  32. Penguin says

    No bull. My friend’s Cat died and watched it waiting for those “9 lives” To kick in and it just was dead. MEH

  33. summer says

    Hey my son found 2 kittens and one died. the other is having a hard time eating. its eyes are open but when eating frome the bottle it tries to dround itself. it has actualy dies no heart beat no breathing. this has happened 3 times. any sugjestions?

  34. AngelsHalo says

    No they don’t they just get out of dangerous situations with their lives multiple times that is what the myth is about.

  35. Muriel. says

    My first time to this site, makes me feel ill, (part reading), what some people, will do to cats, or any animal. No animal is stupid, only people who think they are.! Give them love and attention, and you will get it back, A cat is a cat, but to its owner, they are very special, in so many ways. I have two cats, and love them dearly, and have much fun, watching them, and playing with one of them. The other cat is ill, took it to Vet, not sure yet if she, Puss Puss, will recover. but she loves to be cuddled.

    God Bless, and Love to all animal lovers.

  36. Mornalicious says

    I hate cats and always will. In my country people who keep cats are said to be evil. Give me one good reason to love an animal that is used by witches and wizards!!!!!!!!!! Say whatever you like I don’t care

  37. kim225 rules says

    I hate u mornalicious BTW what kind of name is that. Even for. A fake name. U cat hater!!well I hate mornalicious ppl! !!! U bungling he/she devil.who cares about way u have to say about cats now go away! !!!

  38. whossohot says

    i feel bad 4 u meeeeeee. i saw a cat that had draged itself from the middle of the road to the curb during the night.i also saw a cat dead from being hit by a car. some peeps r reckless.

  39. bakary trawally says

    i think cats are free from insurance payment. Then they shouldn’t use the road as their house.

  40. jerome says

    call me crazy although cats r cute i despise dem but dey have one life only

  41. Bebe says

    Cats are a gift from god they’re on earth for a reason dont be cruel to them they have feelings just like u do.

  42. Bebe says

    One time a cat ran in front of my car when i was diving i dont know if it survived but i really hope it did i cried : (

  43. Nyans Cat Superior says

    Hey! ik someone dat hit a cat its he DIDNT die but his leg broke..his head is squished. One eye popped out…i wonder wat life he is on…and how many does he have left….poor cat ):

  44. Young Twin says

    I love cats I have 1 and it is like my bestfriend. I take care of my cat like family.

  45. lion says

    i have a cat and 1: it fell off a tree 2: it was hit with a soccerball going high speeds 3: it fell out of my car while driving at speeds of 40 mph and 4: i was sleeping with it and i squished it by the way i weigh 247. the cat is still alive with a broken leg now.

  46. Shelly-B says

    every living thing on earth has only one life.. its just that they’re saying that cats are hard to be killed.

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