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  • 1. Cat Behavior How To End Cat Behavior Problems FastWatch funny cat videos on FunnyCatVideos.tv 1
  • 2. Table of ContentsChapter 1: Cat Behavior.............................................................................................................................3Chapter 2: Common Meanings Of Cat Behavior.......................................................................................5Chapter 3: Understanding Your Cats Aggressive Behavior......................................................................7 2
  • 3. Chapter 1: Cat BehaviorCats are known as solitary animals. They dont hunt communally or share the spoils of ahunt. Sometimes cats with adjoining territories will get together for a pleasant eveninggrooming session, but on the whole they are not the most social creatures with others oftheir kind. This general wisdom does not always seem to hold up. My barn cats are a single family descended from a lone female who wandered onto ourplace one day and decided to stay. She and her children and grandchildren police thelocal rodent population. Their behavior doesnt always match the solitary hunter ofcommon wisdom. The original female, Patch, used to like to take her kittens for daytrips around the area.Ive watched her bring her little brood back from wherever theyve been in the evenings.One evening I watched her stop and sit down near the edge of a small, lightly used roadrunning next to our farm. Two of her kittens stopped next to her. As she turned her headone way and then the other, carefully looking for traffic, the kittens mimicked heractions. The only one who didnt was the little orange tiger who became distracted by abutterfly. Patch retrieved her wandering kitten and brought the whole family home.Walks are still a part of kitten lessons. I recently watched Patch, her daughter and three of their kittens taking a walkaround the boundaries of our farm. Patch and her daughter led the way. The two youngerkittens were in the middle. The oldest kitten, not quite a year old brought up the rear.When one of the younger kittens stopped too long, he tried to move them along. If hecouldnt then one of the mother cats would come back and get the little guy moving. Ivewondered what this little jaunt was about. Possibly Patch was showing the newestmembers of her family where their territorial boundaries were? Some of the most interesting behavior Ive seen regards family member who wereinjured. One of Patches sons is a big burley black and white adult tom. A veryhandsome and friendly boy, he unfortunately has a talent for trouble. One day he camelimping heavily into the yard wailing at the top of his lungs. His mother and sistersraced up to him as fast as they could. While he continued to cry, Patch began washinghis face and ears while his sisters lay down over top of him. They stayed that way forsome time while I called the vet. Im happy to report that he recovered just fine withonly a hitch in his giddyup to remember his adventure by. Another of Patches sons, a brown and white tom just under a year old, got into a 3
  • 4. fight with his eldest brother. During the fight his foot was injured and began to swell. Ifound him limping along on three legs the following morning. I brought him onto ourporch where I could keep a close eye on him and he could recover without furtherinjuring his foot. While he was recuperating, various members of the family perchedoutside the porch windows, keeping him company. These are just a few examples Ive seen among my cats. Maybe they are unusual. Ivecertainly never seen cats act this way before. Or maybe, just maybe, cats arent suchsocial isolates as everyones always thought! 4
  • 5. Chapter 2: Common Meanings Of Cat BehaviorA lot of people think that cats work on their own agenda, not paying much attention totheir owner – provided they have clean litter, food, and water. Cats can behave in oddmanners at times, which can easily confuse their owners and make it really hard todetermine what the cat wants. As much as cat behavior can be confusing, there are someways that you can solve common cat behavior mysteries.A common behavior that almost all cats do is push their heads into any type of objectthat will allow them to do it. Youve probably seen your cat do this before, probablyagainst table legs, TV stands, or another object. This can be noticed more when youhave other people who own animals or those with allergies over at your house. When acat notices this, he will rub his head against the person. In doing so, he will put a touchof saliva on the individual. In a cats mind, he owns what he puts his saliva on.By putting his saliva on something, that object or person will have a familiar scent.Although this can be very annoying, you have to understand that other people in yourhome are seen as odd or weird to your cat. When a cat does this, he is simply trying tomake the visitor belong. When he brushes up against them and puts his saliva on them,he is trying to put his scent on them – which in his mind will mean that they belong inhis territory.Even though marking someone or something with saliva is beneficial to the cat, saliva isone of the most common forms of pet allergies. When someone wipes the saliva off ofthem, the scent will be gone and the cat will go back and attempt to do it again. Eventhough it may appear that cats target those with allergies, cats are actually just trying tomake the visitor belong at the house. If the guest simply cannot take the saliva, allowthe cat to rub himself on their pants leg a few times. Normally, this is all takes for a catto leave the person alone.Those of you who an indoor cat should expect the cat to spend quite a bit of time lyingnear windows. During this time, you may hear your cat make very strange noises orweird movements. You shouldnt fear though, as he is simply acting out his huntinginstincts. Whether its another cat or object outside moving about, the cat will see it andsimply go into his native hunting instinct.As most already know, cats love to play. They love to played with, especially with toys.They will pounce on things on occasion, which should always be expected. If you try toprevent this type of behavior, your cat will take a very negative approach and you"ll end 5
  • 6. up with a lot of broken things in your home. You can always play with your cat using astring, as he will love to chase the string around the room.The longer you own your cat, the more odd behavior you"ll see him exhibit. Catsbehave in strange ways, although they always have a reason for behaving the way theydo. If you can understand why your cat behaves like he does, you"ll have no problemskeeping him healthy and happy. If you simply pay attention to your cat and the way hebehaves at times – you"ll be able to understand him better than ever before. 6
  • 7. Chapter 3: Understanding Your Cats Aggressive BehaviorAre you a cat owner? If so, your cat may typically appear to be a calm, cool, andcollected cat. After all, many cats are content with lounging around all day with just afew hours of play. Despite the fact that your cat may appear to be calm and mildmannered, there may come a point in time when you notice a change. It is notuncommon for pet owners to report occasional aggressiveness with their cats.If you have just witnessed your cat in an aggressive state, fear may be the first thoughtthat enters into your mind. Many cat owners have questions when they witness theircats attack. Many owners want to know if something is wrong with their cat or if it is adanger to those around him or her. In all honesty, you will find it depends. Beforedeciding if you should contact your cats veterinarian, there are a number of importantpoints you will first want to take into consideration.First, it is important to know that cats, even domestic cats, can be considered predators.The ancestors of your cat relied on hunting to survive. This is not a trait or acharacteristic that just disappears. Your beloved cat will also have that need and desireto hunt. This is one of the many reasons why cats occasionally display aggressivebehavior.Concerning natural aggressive behavior, many pet owners are concerned, as theyprovide their cat with enough food. It doesnt matter how well fed your cat is, he or shewill always occasionally feel the need to hunt. For example, has your cat ever killed abird, mouse, or another rodent? If so, did they consume their kill? Chances are not.This is proof that cats dont just attack for the sake of food.As for how you can determine whether your pet cat is just exercising his need to hunt,look at the attack in question. Did your cat try to attack your foot as you walked by? Ifso, this a normal occurrence and not a sign of something serious.Jumping at your feet as you walk by was sited as an example above. This can lead toanother cause of aggression in cats; overexcitement. Some popular cat toys on themarket are those where balls are attached to a string and your catch chases it. These toysare nice, but they can also lead to some confusion, as your foot may appear similar innature to your cats favorite toy. It is also important to know that cats are sensitive andtheir mood easily changes. Is this why playtime with your cat can end with you having ascratch or a bite mark. 7
  • 8. Cats, as with many other pets, are territorial. This is another leading cause of aggressionin cats. Is your cat the only pet in your home? If so, they may react with aggressionwhen another pet enters into their territory. The same can be said for children. Do youhave children? If not, when a child visits your home, your cat may be frustrated, fearful,or angry with the change, especially inside their territory. The quick movements ofsmall children can also cause a cat to act out. As an important note, cats are typicallysafe around children. With that in mind, all small children should be watched carefullywhen around any kind of pet. How To End Cat Behavior Problems Fast Watch funny cat videos on FunnyCatVideos.tv 8
  • 9. MATERIAL CONNECTION DISCLOSURE: You should assume that theauthor of this book has an affiliate relationship and/or another materialconnection to the providers of goods and services mentioned in this book andmay be compensated when you purchase from a provider. You should alwaysperform due diligence before buying goods or services from anyone via theInternet or offline. 9

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