Cats are naturally curious and jumping on kitchen counters (or counter-surfing) is a common behavioural problem. So, why do they do it? What are the alternatives? And, what measures can you take to keep your cat off the kitchen counter? What's the Attraction? Cats jump onto kitchen counters and tables for a number of reasons and not just because they know you won't like it. … [Read more...] about How to Keep Your Cat Off the Kitchen Counter
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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. First impressions and exchanging … [Read more...] about New Kitty on the Block – Introducing a New Cat to Another Cat
Cats like to scratch! Whilst this seemingly destructive act can be frustrating for cat owners it is normal cat behaviour. The good news is that you can save your furniture from the razor-sharp claws of your cat by first understanding why cats like to scratch and then training your cat to scratch in more appropriate places. Why cats like to scratch It is often assumed that … [Read more...] about Why Cats Scratch the Furniture
It’s well known that humans need at least 7–8 hours of sleep to be able to function properly. Cats on the other hand 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. Are Cats Just … [Read more...] about Why Do Cats Sleep So Much?
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. When Should I Use Time-Out? Time-out is effective when a cat is biting and scratching you, playing aggressively, bullying the timid cat in the … [Read more...] about Time-Out For Naughty Cats
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? Why does a cat purr? We always assume that a cat only purrs when they are happy – whilst they are relaxing, eating, playing or being stroked by their favourite human. But cats also purr for other … [Read more...] about The Healing Power of a Cats Purr