Cat Behavior

This category of articles focuses on exploring the fascinating world of cat behavior.

From understanding why cats knead to decoding their body language, these articles delve into the many quirks and characteristics that make our feline friends so unique.

With insights from experts in the field, readers can gain a deeper understanding of their cat’s behavior and learn practical tips for how to improve their relationship with their furry companion.

Series of maps showing the home ranges for stray cats in a wetland area versus farmland.

How Far Do Cats Roam?

Caitlin Dempsey

A small study into the roaming behavior of stray cats in protected areas of Spain revealed that cats in wetland environments tended to cover greater distances than those in farmland settings.

Gray tabby cat staring at a closed white wooden door.

Why Can Some Cats Open Doors?

Caitlin Dempsey

Cats are extremely intelligent, and the most perceptive cats can learn to open doors simply by watching their owners.

Woman wearing a pink flannel shirt working on laptop with grey and white cat on couch.

Study: Link Between Anxiety and Bonding With Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

A study by researchers from the University of Helsinki surveyed pets owners to understand the link between mental health and types of pet relationships.

Little tabby kitten carrying feathers in its mouth.

How Do Cats Learn to Play Fetch?

Caitlin Dempsey

A study found that most cats who play fetch are self taught.

A series of cats making different faces

Cats have more facial expressions than we give them credit for

Caitlin Dempsey

Researchers analyzing cat interactions in a cat cafe have found that cats can make 276 different types of facial expressions.

A black cat sitting in front a wall that is dark yellow.

Study: Purring and Eating Sounds Don’t Relieve Stress in Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

Listening to the sound of cats purring and eating doesn't reduce stress in cats.

Four kittens eating dried food that is on the concrete.

Kittens Are Able to Figure Out Which Plate Has More Food

Caitlin Dempsey

From a young age, domestic cats naturally know how to judge and pick between different amounts of cat food.

A black cat and grey tabby lying next to each other.

If Cats are Independent, Why Do They Form Bonds?

Caitlin Dempsey

Despite their independent reputation, cats do form close bonds with humans and other cats.

The head of a black cat lying on a sherpa cat bed on a dark wooden table with her tongue sticking out.

Why Do Cats Sleep With Their Tongues Out?

Caitlin Dempsey

Snooze time is when some cats blep. Deep sleep can cause your cat's jaw to relax, allowing their tongue to stick out.

A black cat eating a cake on top of a wooden table.

Some Cats Will Eat Cake Even Though They Can’t Taste Sugar

Caitlin Dempsey

Some cats will eat cake for a variety of reasons, just not because they have a sweet tooth.

Black cat sleeping with its front paw stretched out.

Why Do Cats Knead?

Caitlin Dempsey

Kneading is a common behavior in domestic cats where they alternately push and pull their front paws in a relaxed manner.

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