Whether you are an expert or a newcomer in the purr world, you aren’t able to know too many fun facts about your cat buddies. So in this article, we would like to refill the stock of such amusing & lovely info.
Take your seat, bring your beloved ones, and let’s find out what things cats love the most!
After the food and his fab owners, of course 🙂
1. Century-long sleeping & napping
It is hard to call our carefully tended cats predators, but this is the nature of every tiniest feline. During the day, they try to accumulate as much energy as possible to hunt mice, birds, sunny bunnies, and other guys like these professionally and passionately.
Consequently, you should apologize to your cat buddy if you have already labeled him an extra lazy sleepyhead. Cats want to have enough will to do their work correctly and with great zeal.
We must be proud of our hardworking slumberers!
This cat-fact has a direct connection with the previous one. After getting needed energy from rest, cats feel it necessary to hunt, just because it’s been a feline’s job since ancient times.
However, our little lions can’t chase zebras and antelopes as they live in the comfy houses, not Savanahas. (And let’s be honest, it’s more likely that wild herbivores would merely laugh at a cat’s muzzle if he’d tried to hunt them).
Hence, little meowdators have nothing but being happy on little, i.e., stalk some pom poms on your socks or the glare of the phone display.
3. Gently bites
Not only savage but also human senses are inherent to cats. Every cat person loves this mix. What can be sweeter than a combination of animals’ immediacy side-by-side with people’s love for a pat and another pleasant tactility?
We bet you know about fur fellows’ appetite to slowly blink at you, bump your hand with his head, rub on your legs after your stroking and scratching him behind the ears. But did you know that cats are also crazy about gently biting the object of their love?
Hence, today for your homework, you have to observe your cat and his behavior. If he tenderly and unpainfully bites your hand, keeping it with teeth for a few seconds, that’s a good sign. Such a soft biting is one of the ways the meow-man shows you his pure affection.
4. Lying cheek to cheek with other cats
Those who own more than one cat know how greatly they enjoy being together. Like Indian tribes around the peace pipe, kitties frequently lie near each other, talking in the manner they used to, e.g., purring, meowing, and producing pheromones & oils.
Although, not every cat has a cat company. There may be no felines in or around your house, or your mouser considers them dull, dangerous, or dumb. In this case, the cat will make YOU his BFF, constantly being within easy reach when you cook dinner or watch fav series.
Catnip is a plant from a mint family consisting of nepetalactone oil. It is a colossal stimulator for special receptors in a cat’s brain. Catnip makes mousers strange as they start to meow a lot, roll on the floor, etc., because of euphoria and overwhelming contentment.
The plant’s effect is non-harmful and shortly-lasted. Nevertheless, we ask you not to tease your pet with catmint too much. Only professional vets can tell you the best catnip dose for your purr buddy (if it’ll be fine for your cat at all).
6. Scratching everything they see
Did you catch your cat scratching a vintage grandma sofa or a new bedside table? Do not hurry to scold him then! Cats not only love but need to scratch. This action helps felines relieve stress, mark their territory, and look after their nails.
7. Hiding in the boxes
Memes say, buy your meow buddy the best luxurious cat bed, and he will smilingly settle down in its box. There are a variety of reasons for that. In particular, cats may feel safer in enclosed spaces, or perhaps felines desire to hide from annoying hugs when they don’t feel like hugging.
Anyway, let your cat lie in boxes alone sometimes. Remember, meow ones also need some me time to reflect on this and that.
Like many of us, cats love basking their chubby bellies and wooly legs in the sun. This procedure benefits the pet’s body with serotonin, warmth, and a good mood.
Still, be careful, as too much sun can be dangerous for cats without hair. They may need some special lotions and a clearly defined sunbathing limit.
9. Contemplating the world around
If the purr boy looks like a thoughtful dreamer or contemplator, please, don’t bother him. Your cat has to inspect each centimeter of the house or yard to stay its lord exploring the best places to hide from enemies and hunt prey.
Or he’s just writing some poems for his Meowliette, who knows!
10. Being on the top
Non-distant relatives of cats – lions climb Savannah trees to observe the world from a better point of view. Small domesticated felines do the same conquering house upper shelves and wardrobe tops or saddling bushes in your yard. The thing is in the DNA again. Just like big wild mousers, small homey ones have at least three reasons to do that.
Firstly, cats are predators, even though they are crazy cute. So these creatures genuinely love to hunt down some prey, arrogantly look down at it, and be the boss in the game.
Secondly, high spots feel safer for meow buddies. If lions occasionally need to escape from the dangerous tropical beasts, your cat can hide from neighborhood pets or people who bore or scare them.
Finally, sometimes even such sun-loving animals as cats need to cool down & merely chill in a cold place. Especially after a long hard day of napping, stuff-scratching, and hiding in the boxes.
Thank you for reading us. We hope you’ve loved this article as much as your cat loves mentioned things!