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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Combined with their other senses, cats have excellent nighttime vision making them the perfect little midnight hunters.

Do Cats Dream? Definitely Probably, Say Veterinarians

Do cats dream of catching prey and eating food? Do they have nightmares of being frightened by a bigger animal? Do they dream of their owners? Feline-loving veterinarians share their thoughts on what felines might be imagining when they're lying there, twitching and wiggling with their eyes closed.

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

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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.

More Common Cat Behaviors

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.

5 Reasons Cats Knead & How to Keep it From Hurting!

Cats knead for all sorts of reasons! Here’s the scoop on what kneading means and how to handle the discomfort when your cat kneads on you.