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.

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  • 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.

  • Your cat sprays to mark his territory, an instinctive behaviour that goes back to his ancestral hunting days.

  • From darting around the house to rolling in the herbaceous scent, your cat's reaction to catnip is as individual as she is. Your fluffy friend may love the stuff, or she could be indifferent to its effects.

  • Whiskers on cats, although super-cute, have quite a number of important functions. From helping your cat judge distance to assisting your kitty with seeing things close to them, whiskers are quite remarkable.

  • 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.

  • 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.