Cats are one of the most popular pets in the world, and for good reason. They’re cute, cuddly, and entertaining. But cats are also known for their strange and mysterious behavior.
Some people believe that cats are simply trying to be funny or mischievous when they engage in these behaviors. Others believe that there is a deeper meaning behind these behaviors, such as a way for cats to communicate with their owners or to mark their territory.
Regardless of the reason, there is no doubt that cat behaviors can be both puzzling and endearing. Here are 12 cat behaviors that are sure to make you say “Aww”:
Sleeping next to you.
There’s nothing quite like waking up to find your cat curled up next to you on the bed. It’s a sign that they trust you and feel safe around you.
Purring is one of the most calming sounds in the world. It’s a sign that your cat is content and happy.
Rubbing against you.
When your cat rubs against you, they mark you with their scent. It’s a way of saying, “you’re mine.”
Playing with string.
Cats love to play with string, and it’s easy to see why. It’s fun, challenging, and unpredictable.
Cats are natural predators, and chasing mice is one of their favorite things. It’s a way for them to exercise their hunting instincts.
Kneading is a behavior that cats often do when they’re content and relaxed. They will typically knead on blankets, pillows, or even people. Kneading is thought to be a way for cats to self-soothe and mark their territory.
Staring at you.
Cats are known for their intense stares. They can stare at their owners, at other animals, or even at inanimate objects. Some people believe that cats stare to show dominance, while others believe that it is simply a way for cats to communicate.
Sleeping in strange places.
Cats love to sleep in strange places. They can sleep in boxes, sinks, baskets, and even on their owners’ heads. There is no one reason why cats sleep in strange places. It is thought to be a way for them to feel safe and secure.
Cats are not obligate carnivores, meaning they do not have to eat meat to survive. Some cats eat grass to get vitamins and minerals that they may be lacking in their diet. However, other cats eat grass simply because they enjoy the taste.
Hairballs are a common problem in cats. They are formed when cats groom themselves and ingest their hair. Hairballs can be coughed up or vomited. Hairballs are usually not a cause for concern, but if your cat is vomiting hairballs frequently, you should take them to the vet.
Burying their poop.
Cats bury their poop as a way to mark their territory and to keep their environment clean. They also bury their poop to avoid attracting predators.
Male cats often spray urine to mark their territory. This behavior can be seen as a nuisance by humans, but it is perfectly normal for cats.
These are just a few of the many strange and wonderful behaviors that cats exhibit. If you are ever wondering what your cat thinks or feels, just watch their behavior closely. You may be surprised at what you learn!
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Hi, I’m Jenny Dean, creator of Floppycats! Ever since my Aunt got the first Ragdoll cat in our family, I have loved the breed. Inspired by my childhood Ragdoll cat, Rags, I created Floppycats to connect, share and inspire other Ragdoll cat lovers around the world,