Understanding Cat Behaviour

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Why does your cat act the way she does? If you’ve ever wondered why cats purr or knead or what their different meows mean, you’ll find the answers here. Plus, you'll get tips on how to correct any behavioural issues should they arise.

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If you ask a child what sound a cat makes, you're likely to get the answer, "Meow." And while this is correct, it's not the only sound cats make.

Dogs are known for expressing their feelings through their tails, but they’re not the only pets that do so.

Anyone who has spent any time around cats has felt and heard the distinctive purring sound that most people associate with a happy and content feline. However, there's much more to this cat characteristic.

Cats are wonderful companion animals and can be a lower maintenance pet for owners who aren't home all day or who can't commit to the daily exercise many dogs require.

Learn about why cats bite and what you can do about it. With these tips, you can help your cat opt for something gentler when interacting with you.

Cats sleep an average of 15 hours a day, and some furry felines can sleep up to 20 hours in a 24-hour period.

While pet owners might find it convenient if cats could talk to them to express wants and needs, most cats only offer audible feedback in the form of meowing, trilling or hissing.

Cats can be a little standoffish when it comes to physical affection, but that doesn't mean that petting your cat isn't a part of your bond. There are plenty of cats that are cuddly or that at least enjoy an occasional pat or scratch.

If you’re lucky enough to have a kitten or a cat in your life, you’ve no doubt bore witness to an interesting kitty trait known as “kneading." Read on to learn why cats engage in this curious behaviour.
Sometimes cats do things that we, as humans, have a hard time understanding. The underlying cause for these behaviours is often related to instincts leftover from their wild ancestors. Learn more.
As a cat owner, you will have come to recognize your companion’s various moods from her body language, facial expressions and noises. Read on to learn more about cat behaviour and how to understand cats.
Did you know that cats meow to people, but not to other cats? Adult cats that do not live with humans have clear communication with one another. So, why do cats meow at humans?