Domestic cat maternal aggression

Domestic cat maternal aggression is instinctive

Domestic cat maternal aggression is also referred to as maternal protective aggression. It’s what you think it is: a queen’s protective behaviour towards perceived threats to her kittens. It’s a natural instinct when she is caring for her young. In Peter Neville’s book Do Cats Need Shrinks? a client of his, Susan Swift, asked …

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Non-cat owners ask: “Do cats get emotionally attached to their owners like dogs?”

Timothy Hardway with his cat

To good cat owners – and the vast majority are at least decent at the job – the question in the title is bizarre and slightly upsetting as it implies that cats simply don’t become emotionally attached to their owner when obviously they do otherwise there wouldn’t be many millions of happy cats and …

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Cat bed den infographic

Which den would a cat prefer?

A compact infographic on the cat bed den. This is the place where your cat sleeps. They might use it during the day when their owner is more active. The infographic is centred around a picture I just took of two cat bed dens side by side; one made with cheap materials, made for shipping an Amazon product and free and the other made for the purpose and expensive. My cat prefers the free one.

Often homemade cat products are the best. The classic example of homemade cat products is the cat toy. You can buy plastic ones online or use a bit of string or a ball of paper. Or perhaps make your own cat tease – a feather on a stick. Note: string should not be left on the ground.

Why does my cat’s back twitch or ripple when I touch it?

Cat back rippling in a healthy cat

If your cat is clearly healthy as observed in a non-expert’s way, it is not abnormal or a sign of a health problem if their back ripples when gently touched. It is more likely to happen if your cat is unaware of what is going on. It simply means that your cat is slightly …

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Are there any gay cats?

Are there any gay cats?

The answer, as the image on this page states, is yes and no. It seems that domestic cats can behave as gay rather than heterosexual when they are sufficiently frustrated because they are unable to mate with the opposite sex. Under these circumstances their behavior is called an ‘overspilling of sexual activity’. It is …

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