Behavior & Training

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

Why Does My Cat Put His Paw On My Face

Why Does My Cat Put His Paw On My Face?

Most cats are affectionate by nature. They rub against your legs, headbutt you and curl into a ball in your lap. However, they have certain behaviors that are hard to understand such as when they bite your nose, sniff your face or put their paw on your face.  Why does my cat put his paw

Cat Suddenly Doesn't Want To Be Touched

Cat Suddenly Doesn’t Want To Be Touched

Cats yearn for human interaction but not all the time. They appreciate being cuddled and touched but only to a certain degree. If your cat suddenly doesn’t want to be touched, be vigilant. Observe and try to find out what triggered her behavior.  You may have touched her at a wrong moment and in an

Why Does My Cat Smell My Eye

Why Does My Cat Smell My Eye?

Unlike dogs that love to lick their owners, cats will not just lick but also sniff the human eye. Many cat owners find this habit endearing, but there are others who are curious about this habit. The number one reason why your cat smells your eye is because they want to show their affection. However,

Why Do Cats Walk on You While You Sleep

Why Do Cats Walk on You While You Sleep?

When you’ve lived with cats for a while, you become somewhat accustomed to their “weird” behaviors. One good example is walking on you while you sleep. Why do they do it? What does it mean when they walk on you? Why Do Cats Walk on You While You Sleep? Cats can walk on you for

Why Do Some Cats Purr Louder Than The Others

Why Do Some Cats Purr Louder Than The Others?

Cats usually purr as a sign of contentment. They may also be expressing calmness and happiness by purring although some cats also purr to indicate that they are hungry.  Even though it is normal among cats to purr, there are cats that do not purr while some of them purr louder than the others.  Why

Why Is My Cat So Needy

Why Is My Cat So Needy?

While some cats are quite introverted and prefer their own company some can be very affectionate and never leave your side to the point of being clingy. They can purr and meow consistently, demanding your attention. There are occasions when a cat becomes too needy and annoying, and something must be done to correct her

Cat Scratching Litter Box Excessively

Cat Scratching Litter Box Excessively

A cat excessive digging in litter box is unusual and you may be wondering why she is doing that, especially during the night time. Aside from the annoying scratching sounds, a good amount of litter gets scattered everywhere. As discussed below in more detail your cat may be scratching the litter box excessively due to

My Cats Doesn't Like To Be Touched

My Cat Doesn’t Like To Be Touched

Cats are sociable and affectionate but they can also be unpredictable. Your usually friendly cat suddenly becomes aloof, runs away from you, and avoids you as much as she can. This can be heartbreaking for you especially if this happens all of a sudden. Your cat may not like to be touched because she may

Why Does My Cat Sniff My Face?

Why Does My Cat Sniff My Face?

Cats can be super affectionate with their humans and tend to be clingy, too.  If your cat always follows you around and would sit at your lap, you are one fortunate pet parent. Your cat may even smell your face and proceed to lick your nose.  Why does my cat sniff my face? Your cat

Cat Drooling Excessively Suddenly

Cat Drooling Excessively Suddenly

A cat that is suddenly drooling excessively requires emergency veterinary care if it persists for any length of time. It is not a normal behavior and a cause for concern. Prompt medical attention should be given especially if you suspect the ingestion of a foreign body or toxins.  Cat drooling excessively suddenly: What it is

Why Does My Cats Run Around Like Crazy

Why Does My Cat Run Around Like Crazy?

Your cat may be running around like crazy to release some pent-up energy, as an expression of its age-old instincts, or in some case due to a medical condition.  Why does my cat run around like crazy? A cat running around like crazy is said to have the crazies or zoomies. As a cat parent,

Why Does My Cat Lick Me Then Bite Me

Why Does My Cat Lick Me Then Bite Me?

Your cat may lick and bite you as a way to bond by grooming you, to show affection, or as an invitation for playtime. She may also be licking and  biting you to show that she’s had enough of your attention and it is her way of telling you to stop petting her.  Why does

My Cat Sits Next to Me But Not On My Lap

My Cat Sits Next to Me But Not On My Lap

Have you ever wondered why your cat sits next to you but not on your lap? Your the most common reason is that the cat is showing you affection but still has trust issues that prevent her from closer contact. It is also possible that you are not handling her right.   My cat sits next

Why Does My Cat Bite My Head

Why Does My Cat Bite My Head?

Your cat bites your head because it is expressing its affection and possessiveness. However, it could also be that it is bored, stressed or even sick including pica. Knowing why your cat does this is important and can help you to take the right action. Why does my cat bite my head? Cats can be

Why Does My Cat Lick My Hair

Why Does My Cat Lick My Hair?

Your licks your hair usually because she is attracted to its scent or taste, as a way to show her affection to you, or as a way to bond with you as her preferred human. Why does my cat lick my hair? Cats have endearing behaviors that sometimes surprises us. Take, for instance, licking your

Why Do Cats Push Things

Why Do Cats Push Things?

Cats may be pushing things to get your attention, to express her prey drive, or because she is hungry.  She may also be practicing paw maneuvers, she may be bored, or she may be just doing it for sheer fun.  Why do cats push things? Cats are sometimes queer and they tend to exhibit behavior

Cat Sideways Hop

Cat Sideways Hop

A cat sideways hop can mean that your cat is in a playful mode although some may also consider it a form of intimidation. This particular cat movement and posture is usually observed among kittens although adult cats also manifest it.  What is a sideways hop? The sideways hop is a favorite movement among young

Why Are Siamese Cats So Vocal

Why Are Siamese Cats So Vocal?

Siamese cats are so vocal because they are more social than other cat breeds which causes them also to communicate more vocally. They like to seek attention and tend to be more interactive and communicative with their owners compared to to other breeds. Why are Siamese cats so vocal? Siamese cats are known for their

Why Do Cats Arch their Backs When You Pet Them

Why Do Cats Arch their Backs When You Pet Them?

Arching may signal pleasure and contentment A cat arching its back can signal pleasure and contentment. The cat can even do it simply to adjust its position so you can continue stroking its favorite spot. To make sure that your cat is happy while you pet, watch its body language. Contentment will show in its

Cat Hissing At New Cat

Cat Hissing At New Cat

A cat may hiss at a new cat because of territorial aggression, feeling unsettled and your cats unwillingness to share its space with the newcomer. This is very normal behavior from cats and not a reason for concern as such. Reasons why your cat is hissing at the new cat Cats are well-known for being creatures

Why Does My Cat Sleep Between My Legs

Why Does My Cat Sleep Between My Legs

Why does my cat sleep between my legs? Your cat likes to sleep between your legs because it is one place where she feels warm, secure and protected. It also provides comfort and warmth while trying to convey to you the message that she trusts you completely.  While it may be true that cats can

Why is My Cat Peeing in The Sink

Why is My Cat Peeing in The Sink

At least 10 per cent of all cats develop an elimination problem. Some cats only use their litter boxes for urination or defecation but not for both. Some completely ignore using the litter box. This could be troublesome especially if you found your cat peeing right in the sink. There are many reasons that may

Cat Hissing At New Kitten

Cat Hissing At a New Kitten

A cat may hiss at the new kitten because she is expressing territorial aggression, feeling unsettled, and unwilling to share her space. This is a normal cat behavior when there is a new kitten in the household and can best be addressed by properly introducing the cats to each other.   Why is your cat hissing

Cat Walking With Arched Back

Cat Walking With Arched Back

Cats exhibit unique behaviors that can sometimes border on queerness. They have a diverse body language that only cat experts can truly understand. Even experienced pet parents are sometimes at a loss on why your cat is acting a certain way. One particular feline behavior that many find puzzling is when cats walk with an

Cat Sticks Tongue Out When Petted

Cat Sticks Tongue Out When Petted

Reasons why your cat sticks out her tongue when petted include that she may be analyzing pheromones, tastes, and textures in connection with the “Flehmen response” behavior, there’s food stuck between her teeth, or because of dental issues. Your cat may also be sticking her tongue out when petted because of health concerns like dementia

Why Does My Cat Knead Me But Not My Husband

Why Does My Cat Knead Me But Not My Husband

Your cat kneads you because she feels secure and shares a bond with you. She also sees you as her caretaker and mother. In the truest sense of the word, she kneads you because she needs you and your loving care.  Why does my cat knead me but not my husband? If you’re wondering why

Why Do Cats Roll in Dirt

Why Do Cats Roll in Dirt?

Many cats frequently roll in the dirt which seems opposite to the common behavior of grooming and licking its fur to keep itself clean. While it may seem odd for cat owners, dust baths are fun, quick ways for your cat to feel good and to help them remove parasites from their fur. Reasons why

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How do Cats Show Affection?

The idea that cats don’t show affection is simply not true. Sure, they may not always exhibit their feelings in the all-out exuberance of their canine counterparts, but it’s there; you just have to pay attention. Let’s take a journey through all the ways your feline friend is saying “I love you.”

Why Does My Cat Run Away From Me

Why Does My Cat Run Away From Me

If you’re a new cat parent you may be having a hard time getting your new cat settled in. Worse, if she doesn’t want to be cuddled and runs away the moment you come near her. Why does my cat run away from me? Cats are known to be social creatures but they can also

Why Does My Cat Bring Me Toys

Why Does My Cat Bring Me Toys?

Your cat is bringing you toys because she may want to play with you, may want to teach you how to hunt or may simply want your attention. It may also be that she’s responding to a prey-retrieval instinct and a mother cat instinct of teaching her young how to hunt.  Whatever her intention may be, 

Why Does My Cat Stare At Me While I Sleep

Why Does My Cat Stare At Me While I Sleep?

The way a cat looks at you can feel cute and warm at day time but can also feel creepy at night, especially when you are sleeping. Lets look at some reasons why your cat is staring at you while you sleep, how to prevent this in case you find it creepy and also what

Why Does My Cat Bite My Nose

Why Does My Cat Bite My Nose

Your cat may bite your nose for many reasons including to transfer her scent on you, marking you as her property and as a part of her territory or simply as a a substitute for pacifier especially if she was separated from her mother at a young age.   Is your feline friend a nose

Why Does My Cat Lay On My Stomach When I'm Pregnant

Why Does My Cat Lay On My Stomach When I’m Pregnant?

You’re a few months in the family way and the household is abuzz with excitement. But other than that, you are concerned why your pet kitty suddenly becomes extra clingy. So why does a cat lay on your stomach when you are pregnant? The reason is, your cat senses that there’s something different in your

Why Does Mother Cat Move Only One Kitten

Why Does Mother Cat Move Only One Kitten?

Can’t wait to see and hold the newborn kittens of your pet cat? Well, you may have to be patient for a while. Mama cats are very sensitive when it comes to their young and socializing with them too soon may prompt her to move her young elsewhere. But why does mother cat move only

Why Do Cats Burrow Under Blankets

Why Do Cats Burrow Under Blankets

Cats are playful but they can also be unpredictable. They have habits that some may find strange like giving gifts in the form of captured prey, and they manifest some unique behavior like burrowing under blankets. So, why do cats burrow under blankets? They may be looking for warmth, want to engage you with playtime,

Why Does My Cat Lick The Shower Curtain

Why Does My Cat Lick The Shower Curtain

Cats are known to be very particular with their habits like licking their fur but it’s another thing when they start licking items like plastic bags and shower curtains. The most common reasons why a cat licks the shower curtain are that she may have developed a liking to it because of its texture or

Why is My Cat Licking the Walls

Why Does My Cat Lick the Wall

Cats are known to be clean animals because of their habit of grooming themselves. A normal cat can spend us much as 50% of its waking time licking itself. It’s natural for a cat to lick itself regularly to be clean. Sometimes, curious cats lick other stuff also such as plants, furniture, clothing and walls.

Why Do Cats Lick The Ground

Why Do Cats Lick The Ground?

Cats are known to be finicky eaters, but did you know that they also tend to lick and eat unedible things as well? Take for instance their fascination for licking plastic bags, concrete, and even soil! So, why do cats lick the ground? The most common reasons why cats lick the ground is a dietary