Behavior & Training

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