Understanding Cat Behaviour

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.

Featured Cat Behaviour Articles

A grey kitten meowing
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?
A grey and white cat with brown eyes biting a person's hand
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.
A black and white cat meowing at the camera
There are many different ways to remedy cat behaviour problems, but the key is to try to understand your cat better. Read on for some training tips to help solve some cat behaviour problems.

Articles

  • Cats may not like water, but do they still need baths? Learn about how effective your cat’s grooming really is and when you should be bathing them yourself.
  • Why do cats fight? You’re not the first distressed pet parent to ask this question, and you certainly won’t be the last.

  • When you watch your cats going about their day-to-day lives, it's easy to see signs of their obvious intelligence.

  • If you've owned a cat for a while, you already know that they spend the vast majority of their time sleeping.

  • Why do cats scratch, and more specifically, why do cats scratch furniture? If you’re starting to get the feeling that your cat just likes to destroy things, especially your expensive furniture, think again.

  • The combination of cats and water is seldom a match made in heaven. Cats pretty much hate the stuff, as you might have noticed if you’ve viewed any of the hilarious viral vids circulating online.

  • With their generally cute and playful attitude, it can be easy to forget that cats are miniature versions of apex predators and are perfectly designed night hunters.

  • Even if you spend hundreds of dollars on the latest in cat toy technology, nothing seems to compare to a simple cardboard box. You might be wondering exactly why cats like boxes so much, but to your cat, the answer is simple.