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THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT CATS

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT CATS

  • Why do cats meow?

Cats have four different meanings for “meow.” If you listen carefully, you can hear that each meow is different:

– I’m hungry!
– I want to go out!
– Help!
– I want attention!

  • Why do cats lick themselves?

– Licking keeps a cat’s fur clean and smooth.
– Licking cools a cat off in hot weather.
– Licking helps a cat’s fur stay waterproof.
– Licking fluffs up a cat’s fur which keeps cats warm in the cold weather.
– If a cat hurts himself, licking the cut or scratch cleans it and helps it feel better.

  • Why do cats sometimes roll over on their backs when they see you?

This is probably the friendliest thing a cat can do. It’s her way of saying I trust you.

  • Why do cats like to go out at night?

Nighttime can be a great time for hunting! Cats can see well in the dark. Their pupils become very large and their eyes glow. A cat’s whiskers can help them in the dark also. In order to get through small spaces, a cat will use their whiskers to see if the rest of their body will fit. Cats have 24 whiskers, 12 on each side, when the whiskers are forward a cat is curious and when their whiskers are back they are often scared.

  • Why do some cats claw the furniture?

This can be a terrible habit and most people like to stop it when the kitten is young. You can try giving your cat a scratching post to stop clawing your furniture.

Here are some reasons why:
– It sharpens their claws.
– It exercises their claw muscles.
– It helps to scrape off the old outside covering.
– Gets your cat’s own smells around the house.

  • Can you train a cat to do tricks?

Cats are not like dogs, but they can understand many human words and commands. Many common tricks that cats can learn are retrieving a ball, ring the doorbell, or turn on a water faucet.

  • Why are some cats friendlier than others?

The friendliest cats are the ones that were held and petted when they were a kitten. The more attention they received, the friendlier a cat will become.

  • Can cats tell time?

Cats can’t tell time the way people can, but they learn the habits and routines of their family. They learn things such as when you get up in the morning and their feeding times. They may even know when a family member is coming home before you do.