To take part in yet another viral cat phenomenon, all you need to do is make a shape with some tape. Your cat will plonk itself right in the center of whatever you map out. Cats’ eyes are built for long-distance vision and don’t perform optimally when examining objects up close.
It’s thought that they may mistake the flat shape to be a three-dimensional box and we all know how much cats love boxes! What we see as mere tape on the floor, cats see as a whole new box to explore. Perhaps ignorance is bliss.
Sleeping in the Fetus Position
It's common to find your cat fast asleep, tail wrapped around its body, and its head tucked firmly into its chest. Felines rely on this sleeping position to retain body heat while they snooze. The position also safeguards their vital organs by keeping their stomachs hidden from sight.
The fetal position may be an indicator that your cat is unwell or experiencing discomfort. Keep an eye on your kitty if the fetal position has become their go-to sleeping state.
Playing With Their Food
Your kitty isn't trying to be rude when it plays with its food. Cats will usually play with their prey as a defense mechanism. It tires the prey out so there's less of a chance of it fighting back against the cat. It guarantees an easy and safe mealtime for your kitty.
This behavior transfers to cat kibble as well. You may find bits of food all over your kitchen floor after a game of food tennis. It also keeps bored cats entertained, so if there's a lack of stimuli in their environment, food is the next best toy to enjoy.
One meow can speak a thousand words. Despite popular belief, cats do not meow at one another. Instead, they reserve their meows to communicate with us. While they may be difficult for our human ears to distinguish, each meow has a unique meaning.
A traditional meow is a way for your cat to draw your attention to itself or to an object. If your cat meows while standing at its food bowl, it probably means it wants a refill ASAP. A short meow or "Mewl" is feline speak for "hello!" while a burst of meows in quick succession means your kitty is excited!
If you hear your cat chattering away while staring out the window, it's not trying to start a conversation with you. Cats will make this chitter-chattering sound while watching birds perched on trees out of their reach. It can mean that your cat is excited or anxious to get a taste of its prey.
It's also believed to be a hunting strategy. The sound seems to mimic a bird chirp which could draw the feathered food in closer.