If you’re a cat owner, you’re probably seeing a lot more of your cat than normal as a result of the coronavirus social distancing limitations that came in on the 23rd March 2020. At the time of writing (30th March 2020) we don’t know yet how long these restrictions will be in place, and when and to what extent they might be tightened up or eased in the future.
However, for most of us we’re spending a lot more time at home, either due to working from home, not having any work at all, and being unable to go out and socialise as we normally would, due to coronavirus restrictions to slow the spread of the condition and ease the pressure on the NHS.
Snuggling up on the sofa with a good book or TV show with your cat is a great way to spend some quality time together; but why not take this opportunity to brush up on your cat parenting skills, and learn something new about your cat that will help to enhance your understanding of them too?
Cats and their behavior and communication is very different from our own, and very interesting; and few cat owners understand it as well as they think they do! Whatever feline behavior you can think of, there’s a good reason behind it; and to help you to beat the boredom during coronavirus social distancing restrictions, this article will suggest 10 articles to read for answers to all of those cat-related questions you never even knew you had. Read on to learn more.
Some cats drool quite freely when you stroke them or they’re purring and happy, even if they don’t do this the rest of the time! If your cat is one of them, you may well have wondered why this is, or even if your cat being a bit of a slobbery one is a problem.
Find out why cats drool in this article.
Why does my cat keep trying to trip me up!
Cats are highly talented at being underfoot, particularly at mealtimes. Most cat owners have wondered in passing at some point if their cats have a death wish in this regard or are perhaps secretly trying to bring about our own untimely demise; so what is the answer? This article will tell you why cats are so good at getting underfoot.
Most neighbourhoods have that one cat with absolutely no sense of boundaries, which goes around visiting a number of other people or sometimes, even has two or more houses that think they’re its owner! If your cat is a bit of a “six dinner Sid” and you’re wondering why he visits everyone else on the street when he has a perfectly good home with you, this article will shine a light on the subject.
If your cat ever licks you (and most do at some point) you may have noticed that their tongues are as rough as sandpaper; a trait that they do not share with dogs. There are actually a number of good reasons for this, and the construction of the cat’s tongue is really interesting.
Find out what makes your cat’s tongue rough and why cats have rough tongues here.
The way our cat’s eyes are constructed is rather different to our own, and this gives them advantages in some respects, and disadvantages in others. Like dogs, cats see a different spectrum of colors to us as humans – and it is different from that of dogs too. Find out what colours cats can see here.
How come cats miss treats put right in front of them?
Considering that most cats can smell a tin of tuna opening from a mile away, a surprising number of them also seem to be strangely oblivious to their favourite treats being placed right under their noses!
What causes this to happen? Find out here.
Why do cats chase their tails?
Cats can make for hilarious housemates, and some of their behaviors can seem really peculiar; like chasing their own tails. If you’ve ever wondered why some cats chase their tails, what they think they’re chasing and what they’re hoping to achieve, this article will tell you.
We all know that dogs know their names, albeit that doesn’t always mean they respond when we use it; but is that also the case for cats, being as they are animals that are famously contrary about coming when called?
Find out if cats really do recognize their own names here.
What is the closest relative of the domestic cat?
Our domestic cats are a unique species in their own right, but they are just one of a large number of different cat species found all over the world, including both those that are extant and those now extinct. But have you ever wondered what parent species domestic cats evolved from, and what species is their closest living relative? All is revealed here.
Finally, most cats meow sometimes; and very vocal breeds like the Siamese often seem as if they are never silent, although some cats only make audible vocalizations very occasionally.
If your cat is in the latter camp or you don’t think your cat ever actually meows, have you wondered if there’s a physical reason for this, or something else going on? This article will tell you why some cats don’t meow.