Those cat friends of mine are some strange critters at times! Most people think that cats work on their own agenda, and I kinda agree with em! They don’t pay much attention to their owner, as long as they are provided what they need like clean litter, food, and water. When cats behave all strange like, it can confuse their owners and make it really hard to figure out what the cat wants. As much as cat behavior can be confusin’, there are some ways that you can solve the mystery of common cat behavior.
A common behavior that almost all cats do is push their heads into any type of object that will allow them to do it. If you’ve ever noticed, you’ve probably seen your cat do this before against table legs or other objects. This can be noticed more when you have other people who own animals or those with allergies over at your house. When a cat notices this, he will rub his head against the person. In doing so, he will put a touch of saliva on the individual. In a cats mind, he owns what he puts his saliva on.
By putting his saliva on something or brushin’ up against them, that object or person will have a familiar scent. Although, this can be very annoyin’, you have to understand that other people in your home are seen as odd or weird to your cat. When a cat does this, he is simply tryin’ to make the visitor belong.
Even though markin’ someone, or somethin’, with saliva is beneficial to the cat, saliva is one of the most common forms of pet allergies. When someone wipes the saliva off of them, the scent will be gone and the cat will go back and attempt to do it again. Even though it may appear that cats target those with allergies, cats are actually just tryin’ to make the visitor belong in his house. If your guest simply cannot take the saliva, allow the cat to rub himself on their pants leg a few times. Normally, this is all takes for a cat to leave the person alone. And, wouldn’t ya know – it seems like they zone in on the allergic people! What’s up with that?
If ya have an inside cat, you probably noticed him spendin’ quite a bit of time lyin’ near windows. During this time, you may hear your cat make weird noises or movements. It’s weird, but it’s normal. He is simply acting’out his huntin’ instincts. Whether its another cat or object outside movin’ about, the cat will see it and simply go into huntin’ mode.
As most already know, cats love to play. They love to play with toys. Sometimes, they will even pounce on things. This should be expected. If you try to prevent this type of behavior, your cat may not take kindly to it and you’ll end up with a lot of broken things in your home. A favorite game most cats like is to play with string. It’s not interestin’ to me as a dog, but for some reason my cat friends sure do love their string!
The longer you own your cat, the more weird behavior you’ll see from em. Cats can behave in some weird ways, but they always have a reason for behavin’ the way they do. If you can understand why your cat behaves like he does, you’ll have no problems keepin’ him healthy and happy. If you simply pay attention to your cat and the way he behaves at times you’ll be able to understand him better than ever before.