Cats love lounging on countertops, shelves, and other second-story territories. The higher the perch, the better. That poses a hygiene and safety issue for cats who stroll across the stovetop. But you can’t stop this natural inclination.
Pet cats, though no longer wild, inherit the instinct to seek high ground. They’re hunters, sniffing out and stalking that tasty butter dish but also prey. Finding the highest ground in your house offers a nifty lookout, far from the dog-sniffing and kid-poking range.
Is your cat playing E.T. and trying to phone home? If it is interrupting your time on the phone, at the keyboard, or when reading, your cat is jealous of you giving attention to these objects rather than to your fur baby.
The solution is to give your cat more one-on-one time as well as interactive toys to keep it stimulated.
Cats can be so squeaky clean and graceful that when they fart, we often tend to laugh at such unexpected behavior from our fastidious felines.
Though sometimes comedic, cutting cheese is a behavior that you may need to have some concern about if it becomes a chronic problem. Cats can have flatulence for a variety of reasons, from anxiety to allergies. Yes, it's normal for your furry felines to fart but if they seem to be passing gas more than usual you might want to check with your local veterinarian.
We all like to tuck our hands and feet under the covers when we are cold. Cats are not much different, they just tuck paws and tails–and sometimes noses–under the “cover” of their own bodies. Cats definitely prefer warmer weather, so the average wintertime household may not be comfortably warm for our kitties.
Luckily, thanks to their lithe and flexible bodies, they can tuck all their extremities under them, leaving them looking a bit like a traditional American main dish.
When in Heat
Cats in heat display very clear behavioral signs that include but are not limited to rolling around, rubbing against anything and everything, restlessness, excessive vocalization, and demanding affection.
It can be an extremely tiring and uncomfortable time for your female cat. If estrus is hard on your cat, having her spayed is the best option. Not only will it keep your cat more comfortable but it will also extend her natural lifespan.