aelf250pxFun Fact Friday – Pet Vampires

  • Fleas rely on blood for food.
  • A female flea can lay roughly 2,000 eggs.
  • Female fleas are typically larger than the males.
  • Fleas have four life stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult.
  • A female flea can consume up to 15 times her body weight daily.
  • Cat fleas can jump to heights of up to 8 inches and distances of 19 inches.
  • There are more than 2,000 species and subspecies of fleas. In North America, the cat flea is responsible for the majority of dog and cat infestations.