Cat Behaviour & Training
Cats make excellent pets and have recently overtaken dogs as Britain's favourite pet. There are many reasons for this shift but it may well be a reflection of the fact that our lifestyles have become busier and more hectic so we no longer have the time to devote to more demanding pets. Cats need less space, less food, don't need to be walked twice a day and are generally easier to care for. However they can be prone to behaviour problems which may lead to extremely unpleasant 'deposits' around the home, ruined furniture and limbs covered in bites and scratches. Here is some information regarding the most common cat behaviour problem and some tips to help treat it...
Some cat owners make the mistake of preventing their cat from eating grass. There are various reasons for this, one being that they think it makes their cat ill or upsets their stomach. This is an incorrect assumption and in fact the eating of grass followed by regurgitation is a perfectly natural behavior for all cats.
Have you ever experienced the tickle from one of your cat's whiskers as they brush against your face or neck? I have been tickled on many occasions from each of my cat's as they rub up against me for attention or curling up on my shoulder to go to sleep. I never really thought about what they use their whiskers for, all I really knew is that they tickled me a lot.
You have settled into your favorite armchair, perhaps reading the final chapters of a gripping novel. Suddenly you are aware of the imploring stare of your cat sitting at your feet. You invite her onto your lap. Gently you begin to stroke her and your cat signals her appreciation with an audible purr.
Do Cats See Color?
It once was believed cats were color-blind, but now we know they actually can tell the difference between certain colors. Basically, they see the world around them as shades of blue and green. But though they see color, cats don't pay much attention to it. In nature, color isn't particularly necessary to a cat's survival success.
If you have a cat that is constantly afraid then you need to read the following very carefully.
A cat should have a good safe hiding place, where it can be left alone until it perceives that things are safe. The cat will usually pick one of its own, but it should have access to its food bowl, water and litter box.