Cats and Their Behavior: 5 Habits
When you spend with your cat, you’ll probably start to notice-she’s got some weird habits, doesn’t she?
We gave it a closer look and found 5 of the most common odd cat behaviors and get to the root of why that they do them.
Now and then you may catch your cat doing an odd thing called kneading. This happens when your cat rhythmically alternates her paws by pushing in and out, most likely against something soft.
Because no one is 100% sure about why cats do this, there are a some theories. For starters, little kittens will knead instinctively especially when they’re young and that is to help stimulate their mom’s milk production. Because of that some people think cats continue kneading as they get older because the kneading reminds them of the rewards of nursing.
There are other theories for why cats do this, that it’s their way of showing affection, it also helps them limber up after a nap or prepare a soft spot to relax in, or that it’s an easy way to scent-mark their territory.
For female felines, many also believe that kneading is a way of displaying to male cats that they want to mate.