Chasing a little red dot around a room may sound boring to most, but is an ideal playtime activity for cats. It ticks all the right boxes to get your feline’s predator juices flowing.
Cats enjoy this activity as it lets them flex their built-in hunting features while getting a good workout in. Your cat will use its superior peripheral vision and tracking abilities to spot and hunt down the laser pointer wherever you may be aiming it. It also makes for a great reusable toy that won’t get ripped to shreds.
It's not just humans that can't keep their eyes or 'paws' off their screens, felines fall prey to electronic distraction too! The strange sounds and images flashing across the screen stimulate the same senses used to hunt quick-moving prey.
Put on a video of birds chattering on loop and watch your cat transfix for hours! It doesn't stop at watching, cats can now engage in their screentime. Yes, your cat can become a gamer by playing e-games tailored for felines!
Cats take the phrase "sleeping with one eye open" to a new level. They have the ability to sleep with their eyes half open or one eye open and one closed.
It's known as "Shallow Sleep", and is an evolutionary behavior that your cat will employ when it needs to get some rest but doesn't feel completely comfortable in its surroundings. This dozing technique ensures your cat can keep an eye out for danger while getting some much-needed rest.
Using Your Body as a Bed
Not only do you make a good companion and provider of food for your kitty, but you also make for a comfortable bed. Cats love to snooze on their humans, be it morning, noon, or night.
We're great conductors of body heat, which keeps them toasty. You'll often find that cats will curl up on your chest or between your legs so they can soak up as much body heat as possible. It's also their way of showing their love and affection towards you. Sleeping is a vulnerable activity since their defenses are down. So if your cat is choosing to spend sleepy time on you, it means they trust you.
Do yourself a favor and type "cat scared of cucumber" into your search bar. Sit back and enjoy a plethora of hilarious content showing cats leaping in fear after catching sight of the vicious vegetable.
While cucumbers aren't typically regarded as nightmare fuel, experts think that the cucumber's size and shape can set off alarm bells in a cat's brain that a snake is nearby. This mix-up explains the jump-scare reaction from your cat and laughs from millions of viewers online.