Cats and Their Behavior: 5 Creepy Cat Habits

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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.

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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.

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  1. Ann A. Jones on

    I'm sorry, but what kind of word is "go"s?" I guess I am quite the old fuddy duddy in that I still prefer to see proper spelling and punctuation. The proper word is "goes." It's a verb. The "apostrophy s" is either a possessive form or a shorter form of "is." "Go's" doesn't meet either criteria.

  2. My male tabby cat is always kneeding especially on me or my clothes then starts washing with legs in air. Strange cat never before had one like him. He has adopted me but is really from across the road.

  3. Actually, if you rub a cat's belly after she exposes it, you are abusing her trust. Cats don't much care for belly rubs. Scratch under her chin or around her ears instead.

  4. I guess my Kitteh is a shameless whore…he loves belly rubs but much prefers "knuckle rubs" to his forehead…

  5. Meghan Veronica Donohue on

    My sweet baby growing up died three days ago and she would always flop down and look for belly rubs with me.
    My other cats don't trust the dog enough to flop anymore lol, he's just very excitable that's all ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. My cats know how to stop me from rubbing their bellies. They don't stop me. Yes, it is a huge trust issue for cats. They wouldn't expose their bellies if they didn't trust us. If they didn't trust us a lot, they would not let us touch them. My youngest one gets in my lap belly up. When I rub her, she purrs and cooes. She will fall asleep with my hand on her flip side. She has always done that. If that is "abusing her trust," then I will be abusing that trust until she lets me know to stop. These are not a hard rubs like you would give a dog, but gentle massaging.

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