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.

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  • Anonymous

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

  • Anonymous

    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 .

  • Anonymous

    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! :)

  • thomas

    cats dont have 9 lives ive tested it……

  • Ellie

    that’s just a myth that cats have one life

  • Sarah

    i have 6 cats so thats 6 x 9 years of cats :)

  • meeeee

    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.

  • Cezar

    they have 9 lives because ive seen it on TV

  • madday

    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

  • Phoebe

    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. :(

  • Phoebe

    i think cats have ONE life and ONE LIFE only

  • Phoebe

    yeh i have three two girls and one boy

  • Phoebe

    i have three so thats 3 X 9 years

  • Andrey

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

  • blondie

    cats dont have nine lives but it seems as they do

  • Gavin

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

  • stacey

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

    p.s. when we moving to cardiff?

  • Jalen Bennett

    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?

  • Penguin

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

  • AngelsHalo

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

  • Muriel.

    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.

  • Mornalicious

    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

  • bakary trawally

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

  • Bebe

    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 : (

  • Nyans Cat Superior

    Hey! i know someone that hit a cat its he DIDN’T die but his leg broke..his head is squished. One eye popped out…i wonder what life he is on…and how many does he have left….poor cat ):

  • Young Twin

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

  • lion

    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.

  • hobo john

    cats only have 1 life

  • Shelly-B

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