Cat Behavior

This category of articles focuses on exploring the fascinating world of cat behavior.

From understanding why cats knead to decoding their body language, these articles delve into the many quirks and characteristics that make our feline friends so unique.

With insights from experts in the field, readers can gain a deeper understanding of their cat’s behavior and learn practical tips for how to improve their relationship with their furry companion.

A cat walking along a sidewalk at night.

9 Common Cat Myths

Caitlin Dempsey

Learn about some of the most common myths about cats like they always land on their feet, are solitary creatures, and can see in complete darkness.

The head of a gray tabby being put under the chin.

How Do Cats Like to be Pet?

Caitlin Dempsey

Most cats enjoy being pet by their owners - learn to understand how your cat communicates they want to be pet.

Two gray tabbies playing on a light gray couch.

Playing or Fighting: How to Tell What Your Cats are Doing

Caitlin Dempsey

You can tell the difference between cats playing or fighting by looking at their body language and vocalizations.

A black cat sitting on top of a black luggage.

Why Cats Love to Sit in Suitcases

Caitlin Dempsey

Cats are drawn to suitcases for a variety of reasons. Learn why in this article.

Curious blue tabby maine coon cat playing with water in metal bowl outdoors on grass touching water with paw

Why Cats Splash Water

Caitlin Dempsey

Here are a few reasons why your cat may love to play with water.

An orange tabby cat crunched on the soil about to leap towards a black squirrel.

Why Cats Wiggle Their Behinds

Caitlin Dempsey

The cat butt wiggle, also known as tail-twitching, is a behavior in which a cat moves its hindquarters back and forth in a quick and repetitive motion.

A black cat sitting with her front paws on a black camera bag.

Do Black Cats Like to Lie on Black Things?

Caitlin Dempsey

Why do some cats like to lie on black things? No one really knows but here are a few ideas.

A botanical drawing of Actinidia polygama from 1801.

Catnip Alternative

Caitlin Dempsey

Silver vine is an alternative to cat nip that a lot of cats enjoy.

A black cat sitting in front of a crinkly toy.

Match Your Cat’s Toys to Their Prey Preference

Caitlin Dempsey

One of the ways to figure out what kind of cat toys your cat likes is to figure out their prey preference and find toys that mimic that.

An orange tabby playing with a feathered toy on a stick underneath a wooden table with black metal legs.

Paw Preference in Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

Cats tend to prefer using either their left or right paw when reaching for things.

The left picture is a black cat with her tongue sticking out with the word "blep" at the bottom. The right picture is a tuxedo cat with his tongue licking his lips with the word "mlem" at the bottom.

What is the Difference Between Mlem and Blep in Cats?

Caitlin Dempsey

Both actions involve cats with their tongues out so it's understandable that people might be confused: what is the difference between a mlem and a blep?