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.

Black cat drinking water from the sink.

How to Get Your Cat to Drink More Water

Caitlin Dempsey

Cats can be finicky about where and how they drink water.

A black cat smelling a bouquet of red and pink colored flowers.

House Plants and Flowers to Avoid if You Have Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

Here are some plants and flowers to avoid having in your home if you have cats.

A closeup of a senior cat with long gray hair staring off camera.

How to Read Your Cat’s Face

Caitlin Dempsey

The position and movements of a cat's ears and the dilation and focus of their eyes can tell you how they are feeling.

Black cat standing in a box.

Why Do Cats Love Boxes?

Caitlin Dempsey

There are many reasons why cats love cardboard boxes.

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

Zoosemiotics of Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

Zoosemiotics of cats is the study and interpretation of the vocal, body, olfactory, tactile, and visual cues that cats use to communicate their emotions and needs.

An orange cat siting on a tree looking.

Why Do Cats Wag Their Tails?

Caitlin Dempsey

Cats will wag their tails for a variety of reasons.

An orange tabby sniffs some cat grass in a gray pot on a wooden table. Colorful paper lanterns on the ceiling are in the background.

Cats Prefer Both Visual and Vocal Communication From Strangers

Caitlin Dempsey

Cats are more willing to approach strangers who both use both vocal and visual communication.

A gray tabby sniffing a bush with metal spokes.

5 Things My Cats Love

Caitlin Dempsey

Here are a few of the things that my cats love to play with.

A screenshot of a scanned section of Harper's weekly showing sketches of cats from a cat show.

Learn Vocabulary with Cats – Part 2

Caitlin Dempsey

Enhance your vocabulary with this article that uses cats and other cute animals to illustrate the meaning of new words

A white cat and a gray tabby with white legs sitting with their backs to each other in a beam of sunlight on a green patterned rug.

Heat Seeking Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

Most cats love to seek out heat.

An orange tabby cat crunched on the soil about to leap towards a black squirrel.

Hunt, Hide, Nap: How Natural Instincts Drive an Indoor Cat’s Behavior

Caitlin Dempsey

Indoor cats still retain a lot of their natural instincts and behaviors.