4 basic patterns of kitten play in an infographic

The 4 basic patterns of kitten play

The infographic summarises the four different fundamental types of kitten play in instinctive preparation for adulthood in the wild. The catch here is that adult domestic cats behave like kittens as humans keep them mentally that way and therefore, they continue to play as kittens into adulthood. We expect that but it is arguably …

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Picture of a black cat that disturbs the viewer but it’s deceiving

Picture of a black cat that looks as if it is on fire

Yes, I know what you thought and what you are thinking now when you are able to see the image more clearly. When people see the photograph most of them see a black cat on fire which makes the image disturbing. But they can’t really believe it and of course they are right. It …

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Dog deliberately entertains cat companion with cat tease

This charming video caught my eye and my imagination because cat caregivers do not play with their cat enough in my opinion. I don’t blame them. It can be boring to trail a string around the living room for 10 minutes entertaining your cat and stimulating her mentally. But for many full-time indoor cats …

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Given complete freedom what would a male domestic cat do?

Cat active at night disturbs some cat owners

We are so used to seeing our domestic cats in our homes, fitting in with the human lifestyle, it might be useful to remind ourselves what a male domestic cat would do if given complete freedom. If they lived without compromise. And I do believe that domestic cats compromise because they are shoehorned into …

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Social play in the domestic cat – friendship, exercise and fun

This article, social play in the domestic cat is based upon a research paper of the same title dated 1974 and prepared at the Department of Psychology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 14850. The author is Meredith West. It was published on the Internet by Oxford Journals under the heading, Integrative and Comparative Biology. …

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10 facts about using hands as play toys for your cat

Man invites his Bengal cat to use his hand as a play toy

Here are 10 pretty obvious facts about using your hands as a play toy for your cat. It is a definite no-no. The man in the video is being silly because he wants to create an interesting video. It’s a kind of masochism to titillate viewers and frankly it is very stupid because you …

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