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?
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?
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?
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
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?
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
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?
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?
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?
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
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?
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
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
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?
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 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 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
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
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?
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?
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 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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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
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?
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
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?
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?
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?
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?
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
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?
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?
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
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?
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?
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
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:
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
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 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 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
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?
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?
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 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?
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
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
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?
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 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
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?
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
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
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
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
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 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 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?
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?
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
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
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 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.
My Cat Is Very Jumpy And Nervous
Have you noticed some strange behavior on your pet cat lately? Cats may become jumpy and nervous because of anxiety, over-stimulation, being poorly socialized or because they have suffered abuse. But don’t fret, this type of behavior can be corrected with the right dose of awareness and understanding. My cat is very jumpy and nervous:
Cat Purring With Mouth Open
Cats usually purr when they feel relaxed, comfortable, contented, and happy. But, there’s more than meets the “purr”, especially if your cat is purring with mouth open. So, what might be the best explanation for this cat behavior? What do cat experts have to say about this? Let’s all find out together and unravel the
Why Do Stray Cats Rub Against Your Legs
Rubbing against your legs is very typical cat behavior that we often see and experience yet something that we do not understand fully. So, what if the cat rubbing against your legs is a stray cat? What Are the reasons why she is doing that? Let’s start by getting to know more what a stray
Introducing Two Cats To Each Other
Cats are a lot like potato chips…you can’t have just one. The trouble with this notion is, unlike their canine counterparts, cats aren’t always too quick to accept another cat “invading” their home turf. However, don’t let that specific trait of the feline nature discourage you from adding another cat to your family.
Do Pheromones for Cats have Side Effects?
Cats use a variety of signals from body language to vocalization to communicate. In addition, cats use pheromones by transferring them to objects, people, other pets, or their surroundings to mark them as safe, important parts of their world and to warn of potential dangers. Sometimes, these markings become less and less ‘cute’ when they
Thunderease vs Feliway: What Is the Difference?
Cats tend to display unusual behavior like urine spraying and inappropriate scratching when to anxious or stressed. Similarly, conflicts may happen in a multi-cat home. The use of synthetic pheromones like ThunderEase or Feliway can help solving these issues by mimicking cat pheromones to make felines calm and relaxed. They work by copying the natural
Feliway vs Comfort Zone: Differences and Which one Is Better
Feliway and Confort Zone are artificial pheromones that can mimic the scenting process that helps stressed, anxious and aggressive cats to adapt to their environment and to feel comfortable. If the cat feels anxious due to new places, pets, people or even rearranging stuff at home, she may start scratching, urine marking, or even experience
Why Does My Cat Bite My Hair?
Cats may bite or lick the hair of their owner for many reasons including simply showing affection or letting of stress. On the other hand, this behavior can also be a sign of serious health issues or compulsions. They can also bite their humans’ hair as a sign of affection, just like they groom their