Behavior & Training

Why Does My Cat Put Her Toys In Her Food Bowl?

Why Does My Cat Put Her Toys In Her Food Bowl?

Cats are picky eaters and conscious of their food, although this does vary from one cat to another. Cat experts note that felines select their diet based on factors such as taste, temperature, smell and texture, and if they find it unappealing they will not eat it. Strangely, some cats develop a habit of putting

Why Does My Cat Bite Me When I Stop Petting Him

Why Does My Cat Bite Me When I Stop Petting Him?

Cats are affectionate and playful, but they can also be quite unpredictable. One moment they enjoy being petted and touched, and the next they are biting and hissing at you. A cat’s behavior can be difficult to decipher if you are not familiar with its body language and vocalizations. For instance, you may be confused

Why Does My Cat Always Follow Me To The Bathroom

Why Does My Cat Always Follow Me To The Bathroom?

Despite being fiercely independent animals, some cats can actually be quite clingy toward their owners or other favorite humans. They want to be the center of attention and, to achieve this, they will follow their owners all over the home and even into the bathroom. If you have a cat that likes to follow you

Why Does My Cat Follow Me Everywhere

Why Does My Cat Follow Me Everywhere?

Some cats can be quite clingy toward their owners, and they might vocalize or follow them around to get their attention. While this can be cute for a while, it could also become annoying, especially if you have chores to do. In this article, we will explore some of the reasons your cat may be

Why Are Cats Hard To Train

Why Are Cats Hard To Train?

Cats are affectionate and playful animals, but they are also independent and tend to do things on their terms. This is why many people claim that cats are hard to train. However, some cat owners refute this, saying that the desired results can be achieved, based on the cat’s personality and appropriate training methods.  Why

Do Scratching Posts Trim Nails

Do Scratching Posts Trim Nails?

Cats have a natural urge to scratch furniture, carpets and other rough surfaces. It allows them to mark their territory and to remove the outer layer of their claws to free the healthier nails underneath. Scratching is not just for fun, and cats may do it not only when they feel good but also if

How To Entertain A Cat That Doesn't Like Toys

How To Entertain A Cat That Doesn’t Like Toys?

Play time is essential for felines; it reinforces social bonds and relieves tension and stress. It also boosts cats’ confidence and exercises both body and mind. Apart from playing with other cats, most cats really enjoy playing with toys. However, not all cats are the same and do not take to toys at all.  How

Non-recognition Aggression In Cats

Non-recognition Aggression In Cats

It is common for cats to indulge in rough play from time to time. However,  it is a different situation entirely if they actually become aggressive toward one another. If you notice your cats suddenly growling and fighting each other, you need to assess the situation. Such behavior may be attributed to something called non-recognition

Cat Eats Too Fast

Cat Eats Too Fast

Cats are solitary eaters who prefer dining alone, although they may be willing to share food with their offspring. They have strict individual routines when it comes to hunting and feeding, even though domesticated cats no longer really need this. Isolated eating aside, do you sometimes think your cat is eating too fast? Read on

Can Male Cats Still Spray After Being Neutered?

Can Male Cats Still Spray After Being Neutered?

Urine spraying is a cat’s way of marking its territory, which is why your cat might spray urine in certain areas of your home. Both male and female cats exhibit this behavior, which is most common among intact, or unneutered, male cats. Felines mark territory to signal ownership and to “advertise” their sexual availability. They

Why Does My Cat Lick Me After I Shower

Why Does My Cat Lick Me After I Shower?

Cats lick themselves constantly to keep clean. However, some also do this to their owners and other people they are bonded to. They may lick not only for grooming purposes, but also as a sign of affection. But what does it mean if your cat licks you after your shower? In this article, we discuss

Why Do Cats Rub Against You Then Bite

Why Do Cats Rub Against You Then Bite?

Although some tend to be a bit aloof, cats are generally considered to be affectionate animals. Those that are socialized at a young age, usually before eight weeks old, usually grow into affectionate adult cats. Felines display their affection for humans by licking them and rubbing their faces and bodies against them. However, it can

Why Do Cats Twitch In Their Sleep

Why Do Cats Twitch In Their Sleep?

Cats love to sleep; in fact, they can spend up to 16 hours a day just napping. They do this to conserve energy for hunting and killing prey, as well as to regulate their temperature. Although domesticated cats do not need to hunt, they still carry this predatory instinct. You may have noticed that your

Why Does My Cat Bury His Face In My Arm

Why Does My Cat Bury His Face In My Arm?

Cats are known for being aloof, but many are also affectionate. Certain breeds tend to be more affectionate than others, such as the Ragdoll, Scottish Fold and Maine Coon. Lovable cats can bond closely with their humans and will happily hop into their laps or even sleep next to them. They also tend to bury

Why Do Cats Cover Their Mouth

Why Do Cats Cover Their Mouth?

Have you ever noticed your cat sleeping in weird positions? Some cats curl up like a ball when they sleep, while others nap in a ‘loaf’ position. Still others snooze in a very cute pose, covering their mouths and faces with their paws.  Why do cats cover their mouths and faces when sleeping? It gives

Why Do Cats Knead Their Owners

Why Do Cats Knead Their Owners?

Cats are curious, affectionate and playful animals, but they have certain behaviors that still puzzle their owners. Take, for instance, when your cat kneads you. Most cat parents find this behavior cute, but do you really know what your cat is trying to convey? In this article, we uncover the reasons cats do this, and

Why Does My Cat Stare At Me Without Blinking?

Why Does My Cat Stare At Me Without Blinking?

Cats are playful animals, but they can also be mysterious and hard to fathom. Their piercing, unblinking eyes tend to freak some cat owners out. But what do felines want to convey when they stare at you without blinking? In this article, we’ll get to know some interesting facts about a cat’s intense, unblinking gaze. 

Why Does My Cat Stare At The Litter Box

Why Does My Cat Stare At The Litter Box?

Have you ever seen your cat sitting outside her litter box and staring at it intently? If this freaked you out, you are not alone. Some cat owners say that they have witnessed their cat staring at the litter box on several occasions. In this article, let us explore what was on your cat’s mind

Why Is My Cat Being So Cling All Of A Sudden

Why Is My Cat Being So Clingy All Of A Sudden?

Cats are affectionate animals and some can become extremely close to their owners. However, some cats may be extra clingy, and this is a cause for concern, especially if the cat was not previously acting that way. In this article, we discuss some of the reasons cats may suddenly become clingy.  Why is my cat

Do Cats Eat Grass When They Have Worms

Do Cats Eat Grass When They Have Worms?

Cats are smart, inquisitive animals that love to explore, especially in the great outdoors. While outdoors, you might have noticed your cat eating grass, and if so, you may have wondered what would prompt such odd behaviour. It might surprise you to know that, just like humans, cats have natural ways of healing themselves from

Is It Bad To Hiss Back At Your Cat

Is It Bad To Hiss Back At Your Cat?

Cats have various vocalizations to express their emotions. They meow, trill, chirp, purr and hiss. Each of these cat sounds has a corresponding meaning. For instance, if a cat hisses, it means that she is trying to defend herself and is feeling threatened. Some cat owners tend to imitate this and other sounds that their

How To Punish A Cat for Hissing

How To Punish A Cat for Hissing?

Cats are playful and affectionate animals that display numerous quirks and antics. While mostly pleasant to be around, they may sometimes misbehave, pee in the house, or hiss at you. While these are unacceptable behaviors, you need to understand what triggered them in the first place before you react negatively toward your cat.  How to

Why Do Cats Lay In The Sun

Why Do Cats Lay In The Sun?

Cats love to lounge near windows and in spots where they are hit by direct sunlight. Cat owners find this an endearing sight, but did you know that there are reasons felines do this? In this article, we discuss the mystery behind this behavior.  Why do cats lay in the sun? Cats prefer warm temperatures. 

Can Kittens See In The Dark

Can Kittens See In The Dark?

Kittens, like other baby animals, are very vulnerable because of their small size and their not-yet-fully-developed systems. They need to be checked on from time to time, especially during the night. If they are under six months old it is advisable not to leave them alone at night, especially since they still do not have

How To Get Your Cat To Let You Hold It

How To Get Your Cat To Let You Hold It?

Cats tend to be aloof and snobbish, although this may depend on their breed and how they were raised as kittens. Some are okay with being picked up and held, while others do not relish physical interaction. If you are a first-time cat parent, it could be a struggle if your cat avoids you rather

Why Do Cats Puff Up Their Tails

Why Do Cats Puff Up Their Tails?

Have you noticed how your cat’s tail gets all puffy when she is caught by surprise or when she sees an unfamiliar dog? Cats tend to display their emotions using their tails. Read on for some interesting facts about why cats puff up their tails. Why Do Cats Puff Up Their Tails? Your cat is

Where Do Cats Like To Sleep

Where Do Cats Like To Sleep?

Cats are crepuscular animals, meaning they are most active during the hours of dawn and dusk. This explains why they are asleep for most of the day. Felines can sleep up to 16 hours per day, and even more for some.  You can spot them sleeping comfortably anywhere, be it in a hanging bag or

Why Do Cats Like The Bathroom

Why Do Cats Like The Bathroom?

Cat owners find it spooky when their cat follows them into the bathroom or the toilet. While many cats love to follow their humans around, some develop a special fondness for the bathroom. In this article, we discuss the reasons cats like the bathroom and why they love to hang around it if you are

Cat Keeps Trying To Eat My Food

Cat Keeps Trying To Eat My Food

Cats may develop a special liking for human food. While most are content with their own wet cat food, some tend to favor human food. This could become annoying, especially if your cat starts naging and following you everywhere for a taste of your food. Cat Keeps Trying To Eat My Food: What Are The

How Do Cats Balance?

How Do Cats Balance?

Cats are agile jumpers and climbers, and their level of agility may also depend on their specific breed. These furballs can scale great heights and still land on their feet with balance and grace. If you are wondering about the magic behind this skill, read on to find out just how felines achieve it.  How

Why Are My Cat's Ears Itching?

Why Are My Cat’s Ears Itching?

If your cat has been constantly scratching her ears or the area around them, you should be concerned. It could be due to mites, infection, or another underlying medical issue. In this article, we discuss some of the reasons your cat’s ears may be itching, and some common remedies for this condition.  Why are my

Why Does My Cat Eat Toilet Paper

Why Does My Cat Eat Toilet Paper?

Cats tend to be playful and curious about their surroundings. They waste no time exploring every nook and cranny in the house and will tinker with things that are new to them. Giving them access to your bathroom could put you in a dilemma, especially if your cat gets hold of toilet paper and proceeds

Why Does My Cat Lick My Dog

Why Does My Cat Lick My Dog?

Cats and dogs have been considered arch enemies since time immemorial. However, this may not actually be the case: these two species can live harmoniously together in one household. The secret is to introduce them properly, or ideally to raise them together from kittens and puppies.  Why does my cat lick my dog? Your cat

Why Do Cats Hate Being Flipped Off

Why Do Cats Hate Being Flipped Off?

Cats are affectionate animals with their individual quirks and personalities.  At least five personality types have been identified by cat experts, including neurotic, dominant, extraverted, impulsive and agreeable. Felines hate certain smells, and they express their like or dislike for common human behaviors through body language and vocalizations.  Why do cats hate being flipped off?

Why Do Cats Hate Each Other

Why Do Cats Hate Each Other?

Cats are affectionate creatures and can develop close bonds with their owners. However, some cats tend to hate one another. In a multi-cat household, the cats will either get along really well, or they will be arch-enemies. Read on to learn the reasons cats hate, and fight with, one another.  Why do cats hate each

Why Do Cats Hate Dogs

Why Do Cats Hate Dogs?

Pet owners find it a real struggle when their cats and dogs do not get along. The endless bickering, fighting and chasing can get too much, and it could come to a point where the pets are seriously hurting each other. In this article, we will try to find out why cats hate dogs and

Why Do Cats Hate Baths

Why Do Cats Hate Baths?

Most cats dislike water instinctively. They will do anything to avoid getting wet and will stare at you accusingly if you attempt to bathe them. There are exceptions, however: Some cat breeds, like the Maine Coon and Turkish Van, love water and would willingly swim in a filled tub. In this article, we get to

Why Do Cats Hate Singing

Why Do Cats Hate Singing?

Cats are smart, independent animals with unique characters and a penchant for napping. They tend to bond closely with their owners and are affectionate, although some tend to be aloof and snobbish. But beware of belting out a high-pitched song, as you might just get attacked.  Why do cats hate singing? It bothers their sound-sensitive

Cat Loaf- What Does It Mean

Cat Loaf – What Does It Mean?

The cat loaf is a cat’s sitting position where her paws and tail are not visible because they are tucked under her body. The position resembles a loaf of bread, thus, the name. It is also known by other names such as bread loaf, meatloaf, kitty loaf, hover cat and the Sphinx.  Reasons why a

Why Do Cats Shake Their Paws

Why Do Cats Shake Their Paws?

Cats sometimes have mannerisms that are also observed among humans and other animals. Take, for example, when they shake their paws. If you take some time to observe it, you start to realize that it is quite similar to a dog shaking its fur during bath time or humans shaking off soil or debris from

Why Do Cats Rub Their Teeth On You

Why Do Cats Rub Their Teeth On You?

As a cat owner, it is normal to see your cat rubbing on your legs and furniture in your home. Your cat may also rub her face on things.  However, your kitty may also tend to rub her mouth and teeth on you which you may find confusing or even alarming.  Why do cats rub

Cat Yawning and Stretching

Cat Yawning and Stretching

A cat yawning and stretching is also called pandiculation. It is an involuntary behavior that allows your cat to communicate with other animals and humans. It combines stretching, contraction, and breathing, which humans also tend to do. Cats do it as part of their daily ritual upon waking up to prepare for the day.  Cat

Kitten Attacks Older Cat

Kitten Attacks Older Cat

When kittens are introduced into a home with an older cat, they can be needlessly aggressive towards the older cat. This is because the kitten still has all of its feral cat instincts and has not been taught to rein in this behavior. In this article, we will discuss why your kitten is attacking your

Cat Keeps Licking Lips

Cat Keeps Licking Lips

Cats lick their lips due to a variety of reasons. It can be because of displacement behavior, compulsive disorders, nausea, dental disease, oral ulcers, a funny taste, wounds, or a foreign body. Cats also lick their lips when they are anxious or if there is something around their mouth that is bothering them. Have you

Kitten Food Aggression

Kitten Food Aggression

Kittens can exhibit food aggression when they are separated from their mothers or abandoned at a young age without being properly weaned. It is also observed in cats who are forced to live outdoors and forage for food, as well as in those who have lived in a shelter. Being the new cat in a

Does Catnip Make Cats Sleepy

Does Catnip Make Cats Sleepy?

Catnip (Nepeta cataria) is a weedy plant and a member of the mint family. It is native to Central Asia and the Middle East, but it is easy to cultivate in other countries. The plant has light-green foliage with lavender flowers, and is also called catswort or catmint. This plant has surprising effects on a

Why Do Cats Get In Your Face While You Sleep

Why Do Cats Get In Your Face While You Sleep?

Do you allow your cat to sleep with you in your bedroom at night? Chances are, you may have caught them a few times getting in your face while you sleep. Whether it is to check on you, smell you or snuggle, you can never tell. In this article, we will try to find out

Can Cuts Purr in Their Sleep

Can Cats Purr In Their Sleep?

Cats have various vocalizations, the most recognizable being the meow and purr. Cat experts note that when a cat purrs, she is relaxed, happy, and content. It is associated with positive social situations like grooming and nursing. However, it could also communicate other emotions and needs.  Can cats purr in their sleep? Yes. Cats purr

Why Does My Cat Like My Feet

Why Does My Cat Like My Feet?

Cats sometimes have a penchant for sniffing, licking, and biting the feet of their owners. If you are clueless about why your cat tends to do this, read on to discover why your cat fancies your feet.  Why does my cat like my feet? These are the reasons why your cat likes your feet: 1.

Raising a Bengal Kitten

Raising a Bengal Kitten

 Are you fascinated with Bengal cats and want to own one? Bengals have distinctive leopard-like fur and wildcat looks that always deserve a second glance. These cats are also extremely smart, energetic, loyal and get along well with families and other pets. Read on for some helpful information on how to raise a Bengal kitten. 

Do Cats Like Singing

Do Cats Like Singing?

Pet owners adore their pets and oftentimes want to express their love for their fur babies through song. They can sing a pop song with a great hook, or a made-up song with the pet’s name included in the lyrics. Cat owners have shared that they get different reactions from their cats when they sing,

How to Keep Cat Claws Dull

How To Keep Cat Claws Dull?

You can keep your cat’s claws dull by trimming them regularly, applying plastic nail caps, and providing your pet with a scratching post. Most cat owners do not see clawing as normal cat behavior, especially when cats get destructive. If you want to know how to keep your cat’s nails in check, as well as

Why Does My Cat Grab My Hand And Bite Me

Why Does My Cat Grab My Hand And Bite Me?

Cats are social creatures that like to be caressed and petted. Cat experts note that specialized nerve cells evolve to relay a pleasant sensation when humans touch their cats.  However, petting can become too much for cats. If overstimulated, they may react by grabbing or biting your hand.  Why does my cat grab my hand

Cat Attacks Dog Unprovoked

Cat Attacks Dog Unprovoked

Having both a cat and dog as pets has its challenges. One of these is when your cat attacks your dog unprovoked. This behavior from your cat could be due to the following: feeling threatened, being territorial, or having an underlying medical issue. Other times the cause of the aggression does not have anything to

Cat Drooling While Sleeping

Cat Drooling While Sleeping

Drooling, or the uncontrollable dropping of saliva from the mouth, happens to cats when they are kneading or purring, and is a sign of contentment and relaxation. However, if your cat drools while she is sleeping, it may simply mean she is in a deep sleep or in some cases it could indicate a serious

Why Does My Cat Smell My Breath?

Why Does My Cat Smell My Breath?

Your cat smells your breath because he wants to learn more about you. Your scent is very telling for a cat. They want to know what you have been eating. Cats like warmth so they are drawn towards your breath. Your cat could also be checking up on your well-being through the smell of your

Why Does My Cat Huff At Me

Why Does My Cat Huff At Me?

A huff is when a cat exhales through its nose. A cat huffs to tell its owner how it is feeling. It can mean that they are relaxed, or annoyed, or it can indicate an underlying health issue. In the same way that a hiss is a warning for aggressive behavior and a chirp is

Why Does My Cat Sit On Me?

Why Does My Cat Sit On Me?

It probably gives you quite a heartwarming feeling each time your cat comes up and sits on you. Cats can sometimes act aloof and nonchalant, so it is a nice surprise when your furry friend sits on your lap. Read on and let us get to know the reasons why cats do this to their

Why Do Cats Paw Before Lying Down

Why Do Cats Paw Before Lying Down?

Cats are affectionate and lovable companions with unique personalities. They also have adorable behavior that is sometimes hard to comprehend, such as pawing or kneading. Unlike scratching, pawing does not always involve the use of their claws. In this article, we will get to know the reasons why cats exhibit this particular behavior. Why do

Do Cats Eat Hamsters

Do Cats Eat Hamsters?

Yes, cats do eat hamsters, but they are more likely to attack and kill hamsters than actually eat them. To keep your cat from attacking or eating your hamster, train your cat or help protect your hamster with a cat-proof cage. If you have both a cat and a hamster and wish to learn more

Why Do Cats Bite Blankets

Why Do Cats Bite Blankets?

Cats bite blankets because they are creatures of comfort. When they bite and knead on a blanket, they are showing that they are relaxed and appreciative of their current situation. A happy and content kitty often cannot resist biting and kneading a blanket that has been warmed up by their favorite person. If your cat

How To Train A Siamese Cat

How To Train A Siamese Cat?

You can train a Siamese cat by clicker training. When your cat does something positive, click the clicker and give your cat a reward. When you keep marking desired behavior with a click, eventually, your cat will repeat the action to get a treat. You can even train your Siamese cat to walk on a

Why Do Cats Make Muffins

Why Do Cats Make Muffins?

Cats are unique creatures with a lot of mystifying behavior, such as the habit of “making muffins.” Other terms for this behavior are making biscuits, milking, playing the piano, and mashing potatoes but it is most commonly called kneading or kneading dough. When cats knead, they push their front paws in and out, alternating the

Bengal Cat Behavior Problems

Bengal Cat Behavior Problems

Bengal cats are well-loved for their wildcat look and exotic leopard-like fur that shimmers in the light. They also adore the water and are highly intelligent, trainable, athletic, loyal, and playful. However, like most cat breeds with a wildcat lineage, they tend to have behavior problems. Read on and get to know what these problems

Why Does My Cat Scratch The Floor Before Drinking Water

Why Does My Cat Scratch The Floor Before Drinking Water?

Have you noticed your cat acting queerly before drinking water from her water bowl? Many cats tend to scratch the floor before drinking water just as they would paw the ground before lying down. Read on for a detailed discussion on why cats behave this way. Why does my cat scratch the floor before drinking

Why Do Cats Stick Their Bum In The Air When You Pet Them

Why Do Cats Stick Their Bum In The Air When You Pet Them?

Cats stick their bum in the air when you pet them because that is a cat’s positive response to the fact that you have hit the right spot when petting them. This action is lovingly called “elevator butt.” Not all cats enjoy being scratched along the spine or at the tail base, but if your

Why Do Cats Stop Moving When You Grab Their Neck

Why Do Cats Stop Moving When You Grab Their Neck?

Scruffing a cat means taking her by the skin on the back of the neck, aptly called scruff, and holding her. A cat’s skin in the scruff area is loose, so some cat owners tend to hold on to the scruff as a handle so they can pick up the cat easily. This is not painful

Cat Digs Excessively In Litter Box

Cat Digs Excessively In Litter Box

Are you always awakened by irritating scratching noises in the middle of the night? Most likely, it was your cat digging and scratching excessively in her litter box. Aside from the bothersome sounds, the mess that your cat makes from all the digging can be annoying. In this article, get to know why cats act

I Got A New Kitten And My Cat Hates Me

I Got A New Kitten And My Cat Hates Me

Kittens are adorable and fuzzy, but the real challenge is how to properly introduce them if you have another cat at home. Your resident cat may avoid the new pet, or become aggressive and hiss at the new kitten.  She may also become resentful of you for bringing home a new kitten.  I got a

Cat Cries When I Leave

Cat Cries When I Leave

Cats that cry when you leave probably have separation anxiety. Single indoor cats can become anxious when they are left all alone for long periods of time. These cats are unusually sensitive to their surroundings and can become very attached to their owners. When the owner is about to leave through the front door, these

Cat Scratching Paper

Cat Scratching Paper

Cats are frisky creatures that need constant stimulation. They are always active and they tend to swat, bite, and poke things as an expression of their hunting instincts. Objects like string, balls, and paper appeal to them. Read on to discover why cats are attracted to paper and why they like to scratch it.  Cats

Why Does My Cat Lick My Kitten's Bum

Why Does My Cat Lick My Kitten’s Bum?

Your cat will lick your kitten’s bum to clean the kitten. A mother cat will also lick its children’s bums to stimulate the urine hole and anus, so the kittens can pee and poop more easily. If your cat is exhibiting this type of behavior and you want to learn more about it, keep on

Cat Peeing on Dog Bed

Cat Peeing on Dog Bed

When your cat pees on your dog’s bed, it usually means that it is marking its territory or there is an ongoing rivalry between your pets. Cats are very specific when it comes to their hygiene, so if they pee anywhere but their litter box, there is usually a good reason for it. If your

Why Do Cats Try To Trip You

Why Do Cats Try To Trip You?

Cats are not really trying to trip you when they start walking in a zigzag pattern in front of you. They are actually trying to get your attention because they want you to notice them. They probably just want some pets or some food. But sometimes, a cat walking in front of you is their

Why Do Cats Love Bite

Why Do Cats Love Bite?

Does your cat suddenly bite you while you are petting her? Cats tend to nip or give “love bites” to their favorite humans or owners for a variety of reasons. These love bites are not meant to hurt you, but are more to “jolt you out of your senses” and act as “gentle reminders” while

Why Do Cats Grab Your Leg?

Why Do Cats Grab Your Leg?

Are you often “ambushed” by your playful kitty while walking down the stairs or as you pass by a dark nook in your kitchen? Many cat owners are appalled when their pets suddenly grab their legs. Some cats even go further by biting their owner’s feet. In this article, let us try to find out

Why Is My Cat Ignoring Me All Of A Sudden

Why Is My Cat Ignoring Me All Of A Sudden?

Cats are loveable companions and they can be a source of immense happiness for their owners. They can be affectionate, playful and might snuggle and sit on your lap on their terms.  However, this may not always be the case and your furry friend may suddenly avoid you and ignore you completely.  Why is my

Cat Tries To Bury Water Bowl

Cat Tries To Bury Water Bowl

Are you confused as to why your cat exhibits queer behavior before eating food or drinking water? Seeing your cat digging and trying to bury their water bowl before drinking from it can be alarming. Cat tries to bury water bowl: What does it mean? These are the probable reasons why your cat tries to

Cat Meowing While Playing

Cat Meowing While Playing

Your cat might be meowing while playing because they are treating their toy like prey and calling on you, their owner, to either share with the “food” or to praise them for their accomplishment. They might also be meowing to call your attention to something they want addressed, like an empty food bowl or if

cat eats with paws

Cat Eats With Paws

You just saw your cat eating with her paws and you do not know how to react. You are not sure if it is something that should be a cause for worry or if your cat is suffering from some kind of behavioral issue. In this article, we will try to unravel why cats tend

Why Does My Cat Rub Against My Dog

Why Does My Cat Rub Against My Dog?

Your cat rubs up against your dog to mark it as part of its territory or to identify it as a member of the household. It can also be viewed as a greeting. Cats greet each other by brushing their cheeks together to transfer their scents to one another. If your cat does this to

Why Do Cats Shake Their Heads After You Pet Them?

Why Do Cats Shake Their Heads After You Pet Them?

While petting your furry babies, you may be familiar with behaviors such as arching their back and closing their eyes. However, you may also notice that they are shaking their heads after you pet them.   Why do cats shake their heads after you pet them? Cats shake their heads after you pet them for the

Why Does My Cat Sleep On Me When I'm Sick

Why Does My Cat Sleep On Me When I’m Sick?

Cats are playful pets that can be a handful, but they can also exhibit mental and emotional intelligence. Even if they look aloof, they can be very affectionate and may sleep between your legs or beside you. Cat experts note that felines can detect ailments or diseases. Their superior sense of smell can sniff out

Cat Wagging Tail While Purring

Cat Wagging Tail While Purring

Cats are complex creatures and cat owners struggle to understand their behavior which can be quite unpredictable. Cats use various body language to communicate. Take, for instance, when they wag their tail and purr. Cat wagging tail while purring: What does it mean? If your cat is wagging her tail while purring it could mean

Why Do Cats Paw at the Ground?

Why Do Cats Paw at the Ground?

Cats paw at the ground to make sure a spot is comfortable and does not have any lumps. They also paw on the ground to mark their territory. This habit can also be their way of showing you that they are content, or they could be trying to cover something up. If you are wondering

Cat Meows With Toy In Mouth

Cat Meows With Toy In Mouth

Your cat may meow with a toy in its mouth for several reasons. It could be trying to show you affection, protecting its toys, inviting you to play, presenting you with a trophy, or teaching you how to hunt. It is also possible that the toy is broken or odd-smelling, or they are trading the

Why Do Cats Like To Sit On Laps

Why Do Cats Like To Sit On Laps?

Some cats may tend to be aloof, but most of them would willingly come up to their owner’s lap and relish the cuddles and snuggles.  Why do cats like to sit on laps? Cats like to sit on laps for the following reasons:  1. It provides warmth and comfort.  Cats like to sit on laps

Why does my cat nip me?

Why Does My Cat Nip Me?

Cats often exhibit surprising behavior like biting out of nowhere in the middle of a playing session. This may feel strange and even hurtful but does not necessarily show malice on the part of the cat.  Why does my cat nip me? Your cat may nip you for the following reasons: 1. She has enough

Why Does My Cat Jump On My Back?

Why Does My Cat Jump On My Back?

Have you been caught off-guard when your cat suddenly jumped on your back from out of the blue? Ever wonder why cats do that?  Why does my cat jump on my back? Your cat may jump on your back for the following reasons: 1. She wants your attention.  Your cat is jumping on your back

My Cat is Scared of Something I Can’t See

My Cat is Scared of Something I Can’t See

A surprisingly common issue that cat owners bring up when they take their kitty to the vet’s office is that their cat seems to be afraid of things they can’t see. The cat may seem to be constantly getting startled seemingly out of nowhere and for no reason. If this is such a common occurrence,

Why Does My Cat Reach His Paw Out to Me?

Why Does My Cat Reach His Paw Out to Me?

Cats constantly communicate with their humans using a combination of facial expressions, vocalizations and body language. Unfortunately, these messages can be sometimes hard to decipher because one vocalization or action can mean different things. For example, when a cat reaches out his paw to you, that action can signify different things. Why does my cat

Cat Keeps Spilling Water

Cat Keeps Spilling Water

Some cats have this annoying habit of swatting at their water bowl and spilling the water.  Cat keeps spilling water: What are the reasons? Cats spill their water for the following reasons: 1. Your cat is curious and has an impulse of manipulating things with its paws.  Cats are naturally curious and playful with an

Cat Jumping Over Fence

Cat Jumping Over Fence

There are few things a cat owner fears more than their cat not returning home. Cats are inherently curious creatures. They love to explore their surroundings, so when given the opportunity to go outside, there will always be a possibility of them going beyond your backyard.  While some people believe that letting your cat explore

Why Does My Cat Bite Me When I Sleep

Why Does My Cat Bite Me When I Sleep?

Cats can be the best cuddle buddies at night. They are soft and warm the perfect size to snuggle up to. Their sleepy purrs act like a white noise machine that ease most cat owners into dreamland. A downside to sleeping next to your kitty is when you are comfortably asleep, then all of a

Why Does My Cat Lay on My Shoes

Why Does My Cat Lay on My Shoes?

Videos on the internet in the thousands feature cats playing with all kinds of different footwear. From flip flops, to sandals, to sneakers, and even work boots. Cats find shoes absolutely irresistible. So, is this just another strange habit all cats seem to have innately? Or is there an explanation for their bizarre behavior? Let’s

Cats Pooping In Bathtub

Cats Pooping In the Bathtub

Are you feeling frustrated because your cat suddenly has a penchant for peeing in the sink or pooping in the bathtub instead of her litterbox? If your cat suddenly acts this way, it may be a sign of deeper issues with your cat.  Cats pooping in the bathtub: Why do they do that? Here are

Why Do Cats Put Toys In Water

Why Do Cats Put Toys In Water?

Does your cat like to put its toys in her water bowl? This behavior is quite common and cats usually do this during night time while everyone else is asleep or when they are about to eat their meal or drink water.  Why do cats put toys in water? Here are the most common reasons

Why Do Cats Slap Things

Why Do Cats Slap Things?

Your cat has made it a routine to slap the spring door stopper every time he wakes up from his mid-morning nap as if he were a boxer training with a speed bag. Every time you bring something new, he makes it a point to paw at each strange object after conquering his initial fear.

Why Do Cats Roll Around on Concrete?

Why Do Cats Roll Around on Concrete?

Cats sometimes exhibit strange behavior such as rolling around on the ground. Why do cats roll around on concrete? Cats roll around in concrete for the following reasons: Your cat is trying to catch your attention Your cat is marking his territory Your cat is in heat Your cat is trying to cool himself Your

How Do I Stop My Cat From Sleeping in the Litter Box

How Do I Stop My Cat From Sleeping in the Litter Box?

You were caught surprised seeing your cat emerge from his litter box, halfway between sleepiness and wakefulness. Over the next few days, you notice this is not an isolated incident. Sleeping inside the litter box has become a new habit for your pet. How do I stop my cat from sleeping in the litter box?

Why Does My Cat Bring Me Socks?

Why Does My Cat Bring Me Socks?

All cat owners have experienced their cats bringing them random things as “gifts”. It could be a dead rat, their toys or other items.  While most find it cute, your cat most likely has a message for you. How about when your cat brings you socks? Does it mean anything at all? Why does my

Cat Licking And Biting Self

Cat Licking And Biting Self

Licking themselves is part of any normal cat’s life especially since they are meticulous groomers. They may also lick their nose, bum and genitals. However, if your cat is excessively grooming herself and licking but also biting her fur and body parts, it could be a cause for alarm.   Cat licking and biting self: What

Why Does My Cat Lick Me When I Pet Her?

Why Does My Cat Lick Me When I Pet Her?

Getting licked by your cat is adorable although it may not be the most enjoyable feeling. This is because a cat’s tongue is covered with papillae that resemble tiny and backward-facing barbs which gives it a rough and sandpaper feeling.   Why does my cat lick me when I pet her? Your cat may lick you

Cat Biting Other Cats Bum

Cat Biting Other Cats Bum

It is normal to see cats licking or swatting each other. However, seeing a cat biting another cat’s bum may leave you perplexed. Why do cats tend to do that? Read on and let us discover why cats behave like this.  Why is my cat biting other cats bum? A cat may bite another cats

Why Does My Cat Meow Before Going to the Bathroom

Why Does My Cat Meow Before Going to the Bathroom?

Some cats have unique quirks associated with their bathroom habits, from running after doing their business to meowing before using the litter box. Why does my cat meow before going to the bathroom? Your cat meows before going to the bathroom because she feel vulnerable using the litter box, because she is old and confused

Why Does My Cat Bite My Feet

Why Does My Cat Bite My Feet?

Cats are unpredictable pets sometimes. One moment they ignore you, the next they start chasing you or biting your feet. If you have experienced this, you are certainly not alone. Why does my cat bite my feet? Your cat may bite your feet because it wants to play or get your attention or because it

Why Do Cats Meow Back At You

Why Do Cats Meow Back At You?

Do you talk to your cat as you would normally do to fellow humans? In many cases, your cat will answer you with sporadic or long meows. Why do cats meow back at you? Cats will meow back at you as a way of acknowledging you for talking to them in the first place. They

Cat Chewing Cardboard

Cat Chewing Cardboard

Cats may look docile and distant but they are playful and adventurous. They like to follow and observe their humans around the house and interact with them by rubbing their legs or through vocalization. They may also entertain themselves by playing with cords, climbing on shelves and chewing on things like a cardboard box.  Cat

Why Do Cats Flop Down In Front Of You

Why Do Cats Flop Down In Front Of You?

Cats may not always show their affectionate side but they are adorable all the same.  They may rub against your legs, sit on your lap and knead you. It is also a nice surprise if your cat suddenly flops down in front of you, also called the social roll, when she greets you at the

Cat Swallowing Hard When Purring

Cat Swallowing Hard When Purring

Cats have distinct personalities and temperaments. They also vary when it comes to being vocal and while some tend to purr louder than the others, some will rarely meow or purr at all. However, if you notice that your cat not only purrs but also swallows hard, take special note. It may be telling you

Cats Swatting Each Other

Cats Swatting Each Other

If you have a multi-cat household, conflict and aggression may erupt once in a while. Your cats may chase, nip and swat each other. This is perceived as normal cat behavior and a part of rough play, due to curiosity or a result of one of the cats being under socialized. While it may be

Why Does My Cat Watch Me Shower?

Why Does My Cat Watch Me Shower?

As a cat parent you may have been surprised being followed and watched by your cat as you shower. If it sort of freaked you out, you are not alone. Many cat owners share this experience.  Why does my cat watch me shower? Your cat watches you shower for the following reasons: 1. She may

Why Do Cat Cover Their Face When They Sleep

Why Do Cats Cover Their Face When They Sleep?

Cats cover their faces when they sleep for the following reasons: 1. It gives them a sense of security.  Cats tend to cover their face when they sleep as it provides a layer of security for their face which is a vulnerable part of their body.  While they may be known as predators, felines are

Maine Coon Chirp

Maine Coon Chirp

Maine Coons are known to be more vocal than other breeds and they have various vocalizations such as chirping and trilling aside from the usual meowing and purring. Maine Coon Chirp: What it is and why cats do it  Maine Coons love to interact and talk to their humans through vocalizations. Their trademark sounds are

Cat Humps While Kneading

Cat Humps While Kneading

You have probably seen your cat kneading a few times but what if your cat humps while kneading? You may find it disgusting or shocking and your reaction would be to stop or reprimand your cat. However, this is normal cat behavior and there is nothing wrong with it at all.  Cats hump while kneading

Cat Humping Blanket

Cat Humping Blanket

Feline behavior can sometimes be complicated for owners to understand. While cats are normally playful they may also do bizarre things such as running around like crazy, licking the walls and burrowing under blankets which owners may find puzzling. But how would you react if you suddenly see your cat humping the blankets or pillows

Why Do Cats Scream During Mating?

Why Do Cats Scream During Mating?

A female cat screams during mating because the male’s penis hurts her. The penis of a tomcat is covered with thorn-like keratinized spines. These spines begin to appear when a tomcat reaches puberty, typically at around six months of age. This coincides with the male cat’s sexual maturity. Neutering a male cat before he reaches the

Why Is My Cat Scratching The Walls

Why Is My Cat Scratching The Walls?

Is your cat scratching the walls or just about anything she lays her eyes on? Cata scratch due to a lot of factors. If you are wondering why cats do this, read on and let us discover the reasons why cats like to scratch.  Why is my cat scratching the walls? Your cat is scratching

Cat Peeing Over Edge Of Litter Box

Cat Peeing Over the Edge Of the Litter Box

If your cat has always been a devoted litter box user but suddenly resorts to queer behavior like peeing on its edge, you need to step in and do something about it. This kind of behavior may imply underlying behavioral or health concerns. Cat peeing over the edge of the litter box: Common reasons  Here

Why Do Cats Thump Their Tails When Lying Down

Why Do Cats Thump Their Tails When Lying Down?

A cat’s tail is a vital part of their body because it provides balance while walking in narrow spaces and while jumping on prey. It is also a communication tool and an indicator of a cat’s moods.  If you are wondering what it means when a cat swishes or thumps its tail when lying down,

Why Do Cats Go Crazy At Night?

Why Do Cats Go Crazy At Night?

Ever wonder why your cat suddenly runs around like crazy at night when you are just about to sleep? Have you been awakened for the nth time by your cat when she starts pushing or knocking things and making loud noises at midnight? Here is why cats tend to get the zoomies and crazies at

Why Does My Cat Meow When I Sneeze

Why Does My Cat Meow When I Sneeze?

Cat meows to communicate. However, adult cats do usually not meow at other cats, they communicate through scent, body language, facial expression and touch. The meow is a human-directed communication. When someone sneezes, some cats react to it by meowing. What could this mean? Below are the most common reasons why cats meow when someone

Can Cats Be Bipolar

Can Cats Be Bipolar?

Sometimes, it feels like you are living with two cats: the sweet and mild-mannered Jekyll and the surly and rude Hyde. Cats are known for having mood swings. Dealing with those are an integral part of living with felines. What may seem like a mental disorder is normal for cats. Can your cat be bipolar?

Why Does My Cat Meow at The Wall?

Why Does My Cat Meow at The Wall?

It is downright weird catching your cat meowing at the wall as if he was communicating with an invisible being. But your cat has a reason behind this seemingly odd behavior. Why your cat is meowing at the wall Cats meow at walls for a variety of reasons, from detecting pests to cognitive disorders. 1.

Do Cats Snore?

Do Cats Snore?

Just like humans and dogs, cats do snore. However, cats do not snore as often as dogs. In fact, even people with multiple felines in their households can be caught by surprise by just one snoring cat. Do cats snore? Yes cats can snore. Some felines snore right from the moment when you bring them

Why Is My Cat Suddenly Avoiding Me?

Why Is My Cat Suddenly Avoiding Me?

It can be disheartening to see that your once sweet pet becomes lukewarm toward you, especially if you cannot remember anything in particular that has possibly led to this change in behavior. Reasons why your cat is suddenly avoiding you Your cat may be suddenly avoiding you for the following reasons: Your cat does not

Only One Cat Grooms The Other

Only One Cat Grooms The Other

Cats are fastidious animals. As such, it should not come as a surprise that they spend a substantial chunk of their waking hours grooming themselves and each other. But for cats and other social animals, grooming is not merely an act of keeping themselves clean and pest-free. More than that, there are social aspects involved

Why Does My Cat Swipe at Me When I Walk By

Why Does My Cat Swipe at Me When I Walk By?

In case you did not deliberately or accidentally step on your cat, the reason behind a cat swiping at you when you walked by is human-directed aggression.However, if your cat has been acting aggressively lately, it is also possible that he has succumbed to a medical condition that merits immediate veterinary attention. Human-directed aggression is

Cat Walking in Circles and Meowing

Cat Walking in Circles and Meowing

What does it mean when you see a cat walking in circles and meowing? Without proper context, it can be hard to determine the underlying cause of this behavior. Walking in circles while meowing is a behavior displayed by felines in different situations. And to decipher this behavior in a specific cat, you will need

Why Do Cats Slap Each Other

Why Do Cats Slap Each Other?

Often, it can be hard to decipher the reason behind your cat’s actions. The main reason behind that is that a single action can mean different things. For example, if your pet slaps another cat, the meaning of the action can be interpreted differently depending on the context. Reasons why cats slap each other Cats

Why Do Cats Lick Their Nose

Why Do Cats Lick Their Nose?

Cat owners are always alerted by unusual behaviors in their pets. Sometimes, these unusual things are a cause of concern, but in many instances, you have nothing much to worry about. Take nose licking, for example. Nose licking is a behavior that is quite common in house cats. You probably may not have noticed it

Why Do Cats Try to Bury Their Food

Why Do Cats Try to Bury Their Food?

Just a few seconds after setting down your cat’s food bowl, he comes close. But instead of wolfing down his meal, he scratches the ground around the food bowl, as if he was trying to bury his meal. In most cases, you do not have to worry about this behavior which is driven by his

Why Does My Cat Scratch the Window

Why Does My Cat Scratch the Window?

Your cat has claimed the living room window as his territory. And it shows, with the scratch marks on the sill and glass.  For countless times, you have seen him paw and scratch on the glass to the point that you can barely see what is going on outside if you peer from it. Apart

Neutered Male Cat Behavior

Neutered Male Cat Behavior

Are you unsure if neutering your cat is the best option for the both of you? Maybe you are wondering what is the difference between neutered male cat behavior and intact toms’. Neutering a tomcat can alter some of a cat’s unwanted behavior. However, you should not view the procedure as a magic pill that

Why Do Cats Rub Their Faces on Things

Why Do Cats Rub Their Faces on Things?

Every time your cat enters the room, he makes it a point to rub his squishy face against the couch before jumping onto your lap. And it is not just the couch. Your cat seems to rub his face on practically anything that he comes near. You are wondering why do cats rub their faces on

Why Do Cats Poop When Scared?

Why Do Cats Poop When Scared?

You were clearing the table after dinner when a plate slips off your hand, crashing hard to the floor.  Before you can even pick up the shards of the broken plate, you catch your cat, frozen and stiff before he poops and darts away. And now he has left you with another big mess to

Cat Keeps Going to the Litter Box But Nothing Happens

Cat Keeps Going to the Litter Box But Nothing Happens

Your cat keeps going to the litter box but nothing happens. No poop, no pee. Normally, you would have something to scoop out of the litter box at the end of the day. But today, there is nothing there. You could have sworn that your cat has gone in and out of the box several

Why Does My Kitten Fart So Much?

Why Does My Kitten Fart So Much?

First came the familiar sound. And then the unmistakable stench. And then the accusatory stare. Before you even say a word to your spouse, you realize that it was your kitten that dealt it. And that was not the first time your pet did that. It may come as a surprise to new cat owners,

How Long Does It Take to Potty Train a Kitten?

How Long Does It Take to Potty Train a Kitten?

One advantage of owning a cat over a dog is that you do not have to go out to let your pet do his business. With a litter box, your pet cat can relieve himself indoors no matter what the season or weather is. But if you are planning on adopting a kitten, you are

Why Is My Cat Pooping in the House All of a Sudden

Why Is My Cat Pooping in the House All of a Sudden?

If there is one distinct advantage to owning a cat, that would be the fact that you do not have to go out and let your pet do his business. Cats do not need to be trained to use litter boxes as they usually know instinctively how to use one. That is why it often

How to Train a Bengal Cat

How to Train a Bengal Cat?

The Bengal cat is considered one of the most intelligent cat breeds. Personality-wise, the breed is often compared to dogs because of his affectionate nature. This combination makes the Bengal cat perfect for training. If you want to train a Bengal cat, here are a few important things that you need to keep in mind:

Why Do Cats Chase Their Tails

Why Do Cats Chase Their Tails?

A cat chasing his tail can be a funny sight. Kittens and young cats will chase their tails to amuse themselves. But as a cats grows older, they will usually stop this behavior. If your pet suddenly starts chasing his tail, it can indicate other problems like a flea infestation, stud tail, tail infection, or hyperesthesia,

Why Do Cats Make Weird Noises at Night

Why Do Cats Make Weird Noises at Night?

It is normal for cats to make the usual meows and other unique sounds but it can be annoying if they do it at night when you are trying to sleep. Why do cats make weird noises at night? Cats may make weird noises at night for the following reasons: 1. Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome This

Cat Scratches Side Of Litter Box

Cat Scratches the Side Of Litter Box

If your cat is repeatedly scratching the side of her litter box may seems odd, but is usually not something to worry about.  Cat scratches side of litter box: The common reasons These are common reasons why your cat is scratching the side of her litter box: 1. She may be marking her territory.  Your

Cat Pacing Around The Room

Cat Pacing Around The Room

Cats are typically mellow and calm animals but when they act strangely there may be underlying issues behind the behavior.  If your cat attacks you for no reason or suddenly runs around like crazy it could mean that she is stressed or has an underlying health condition. But, what if you notice your cat pacing

Cat Biting Blanket While Kneading

Cat Biting Blanket While Kneading

Cats often exhibit quirky behaviors that baffle their humans. These include licking or biting blankets and kneading or what many people fondly refer to as making biscuits. But what does it mean when you see a cat biting blanket while kneading? When a cat sucks or bites a blanket while kneading it, it means that

Why Do Cat Fall Over When You Put Clothes on Them

Why Do Cats Fall Over When You Put Clothes on Them?

You have recently bought clothes for your feline. But when you put these on him, he freezes and lies on his side? This condition, jokingly called by pet owners as costume induced sideways cat instability syndrome, can be attributed to the fact that they may feel constrained or even threatened when they wear clothes or

Why Do Cats Close Their Eyes When You Pet Them

Why Do Cats Close Their Eyes When You Pet Them?

Most felines enjoy being cuddled, petted and fussed over. Some may go to great lengths to let you know that they enjoy the cuddles and petting. They may purr, headbutt you, lick your nose or lay and get comfy on your lap while closing their eyes.  Why do cats close their eyes when you pet

Why Do Cats Raise Their Backs When You Pet Them

Why Do Cats Raise Their Backs When You Pet Them?

Cats are famous for their unique and sometimes weird behavior and this holds true also for petting and cuddling time. Once cats become familiar with petting and cuddling they may react in many ways including by closing their eyes, sniffing your face, rubbing their faces against your hands and raising their backs.  Why do cats

Why Does My Cat Go Into Another Room And Yowl

Why Does My Cat Go Into Another Room And Yowl?

Cats are independent but they can also be clingy toward their humans. They tend to be vocal depending on their breed and if so, their meows and purrs may vary in tone and volume and in the manner with which they express it. A cat’s yowling is characterized by a long, throaty and low-pitched moan