Category: Cats Behaviour

How to ‘speak cat’

Researchers have turned up some interesting stuff about how to ‘speak cat‘. Meows, purrs and even facial expressions are all part of a very successful way they’ve adopted to communicate with humans to get our attention....

Cat Tail Language

It’s helpful to think of a cat’s tail as an indicator of its emotional state. While both dogs and cats “wag” their tails, felines’ movements are much more nuanced, thanks to a greater range...

Do Cats Grieve?

Many people don’t realize animals grieve the loss of companions and family members. Even if companion cats had a hostile relationship, the surviving cat may still grieve the loss. There’s confusion about where the...

Recognize common cat “postures.”

What is your cat trying to tell you?

According to scientific studies, feline body language has six main forms of emotional response. Cats have specific types of posturing that indicate emotions like fear, anger, happiness and excitement.  So what is your cat really trying...

Why do cats knead?

Why do cats knead?

Cats have many unique and amusing behavioral traits, and kneading is just one of them. Kneading is the motion cats make by rhythmically alternating their paws, pushing in and out against a pliable, soft object...

Why do cats purr?

Why and how do cats purr?

No one knows for sure why a domestic cat purrs, but many people interpret the sound as one of contentment. Most scientists agree that the larynx (voice box), laryngeal muscles, and a neural oscillator...