Cats that bunt their owners are displaying their unconditional love, affection and trust. Even if this does come with a mouthful of cat hair, enjoy this special moment between you and your cat – it’s the next best thing to a warm hug and a kiss on the cheek.
Cats have a complex and varied range of sounds which they communicate with, although most of this chatting is reserved for their owners and they rarely ‘talk’ to other cats. Here’s a quick guide to some of the most common sounds a cat makes…
Cats knead for a number of reasons: evolutionary, instinctive and practical. Kneading is also a way that cats mark their territory — when your cat is comfortably kneading your lap, what he’s saying to other cats is ‘paws off—she/he is mine’.
Have you ever wondered why your cat likes to suck your wool blanket or favourite mohair jumper and how you can discourage this behaviour? Surprising enough, wool sucking is relatively common amongst cats.
Cats are territorial by nature, so throwing two cats together without any planning is asking for trouble. By following these simple steps you can introduce your new cat to another cat in the home so that they accept one another and learn to live harmoniously together. Make no mistake though; this process takes time and patience.
Cats can sleep for a whopping 15 hours a day, and some cats are known to spend 20 out of 24 hours asleep. Not surprising when you consider that they are related to the king of beasts – the lion – who also needs his 15 hours of beauty sleep.
Just like children, cats are sometimes naughty and we need to find appropriate techniques to help them modify their behavior. Time-outs [otherwise known as ‘sin-binning’] are a useful tool for managing feline behavioural issues.
There is something very soothing about the sound of a cat purring. How often do you put your head alongside your cat to listen closely to the rhythmic sound of its vibrating purr?