Category: Behaviour

Got a question about why your cat is behaving in a certain way? Our articles here help answer common questions about cat behavioural issues.

Why Is My Cat Acting Weird After Flea Treatment?

Cats generally don’t appreciate flea treatments, but they do generally tolerate them. Some will react in a weird way and this is essentially because they have been poisoned. One thing you have to remember is that flea treatments are chemical solutions to a flea infestation. Fleas are extremely …

Do Cats Hold Grudges & Forgive?

It can be easy to assume a cat’s behaviour is the result of a grudge they are holding but the truth is, cats don’t hold grudges. Your cat will behave differently in different situations and will associate certain actions or items with past events (positive and negative). However, …

How Long Will A Cat Actually Remember A Person?

You may be wondering if your cat will remember you after you’ve been away on holiday or if your friend’s cat remembers you after you spent a week pet sitting. A cat’s short-term memory lasts around 16 hours (if it is something that your cat thinks is important …

Are Cats Really Nocturnal? Know The Facts

Is your cat laid around all day because it is lazy, or is it because your cat prefers to be awake at night? Was Garfield never really that lazy, or was he just a late-night raver who needed to sleep it off during the day?  To summarise; cats …

Why Do Cats Like Boxes So Much? 4 Key Reasons

Cats like boxes…a lot, it’s an indisputable fact. Buy them a fancy bed or an exciting new cat toy and minutes later you’ll find them sat in the box it came in. So why do cats like boxes so much? This article explains the 4 key reasons why …

Why Do Cats Love Sitting On Paper So Much?

If you’ve ever left a letter, a newspaper or a piece of paper lying around your home only to find that it has quickly been occupied by a cat then you will have asked yourself why do cats love sitting on paper? 1. Cats Sit On Paper Because …

Why Do Cats Knead? A *Need* To Know Guide To Kneading

Kneading is a common and distinctive behaviour that you have probably seen performed by your pet cat a number of times. If you’ve seen your cat kneading (something that resembles a baker kneading a ball of dough or ‘making biscuits’ as vets sometimes call it) you may be …

Why Are Cats Scared Of Cucumbers? The Actual Reasons

It’s likely that at some point you have seen one of the viral videos of a cat being scared by a cucumber. The cucumber has been quietly placed behind the cat while they are minding their own business, often eating or drinking, and when the cat turns around …

Why Do Cats Like To Use Litter?

If you’re a cat owner you’ll most likely be well acquainted with cat litter, in fact, there’s a good chance it’s often top of your shopping list when it comes to your four-legged friend. It is such a common item that we rarely stop to wonder what cat …

How Do Cats Communicate With Each Other & With People?

Cats are very expressive animals, they have no problem making their feelings known both to humans and other felines. However it is important to note though that every cat is different so different cats will communicate things in slightly different ways, understanding the nuances of the ways in …

Why do Cats go Missing for Days at a Time?

Cats are known for being very independent pets so many cat owners are quite happy to allow them to freely roam their neighbourhood. For most owners they will find that their cat comes back every night and does this quite happily all it’s life without ever going missing or disappearing …