Common Cat Behaviors

When there are so many other convenient places, why is my work laptop the cat nap location of choice? Or, why does my cat ignore me when all I've asked for in life is a floof to love? If you find yourself asking these and other questions about the weird things cats do, you're in luck! Read all about common cat behaviors and what they mean.

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Why Do Cats Make Noises, and What Do They Mean?

Cats make a range of noises, from chirping to trilling and purring, that indicate a variety of moods and emotions. Here’s more about the sounds your cat makes and how to translate them.

Everything You Need to Know About a Cat's Body Language

Your cat has his own way of telling you when he’s feeling defensive, affectionate, or even when he’s in pain. Learn how to interpret your cat’s behavior to build your best relationship with him.

The Real Reason Your Cat Chatters at the Window

If you’ve noticed your cat making a strange chirping noise as he stares out the window at flies, people, or other cats, no need to worry. It’s called cat chattering, and it’s just his predatory instinct.  

6 Reasons for Cat Drooling, from Sickness to Stress

If you’ve noticed your cat drooling, it might be because she’s sick or stressed—or, on the other hand, because she’s actually as relaxed as can be. Here’s what to know about cat drooling and how to tell if your pet needs medical care.

Here's What a Hissing Cat Is Trying to Tell You

Here are the reasons why cats, from the friendly ones to brand new kittens, make that hissing sound.

More Common Cat Behaviors

Why Do Cats Meow & What Are They Saying?

Cat meowing is a way of actively engaging you in conversation. When cats meow, they might be just saying hello, but sometimes they’re letting you know what they need—right now!    

Why Cats Eat Grass & How to Satisfy Their Appetite Indoors

Occasional snacking on grass is perfectly healthy for your cat. Learn why and how to plant a little indoor, chemical-free lawn on which he can graze.