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Every once in a while our cats might amaze us (or disgust us) by what they find to be a tasty treat. But why do cats eat flies, especially considering how small of a meal they’d provide? Cats eat flies because of their natural instinct to hunt and play. Cats are predatory animals that will [...]

Cats are natural acrobats; able to jump many times their height, move at blurring speeds, and pound for pound are as tough as nails. Out of all of the things they can do, why do cats jump sideways? Cats jump sideways when they’re startled – a reflex that acts like a jumpstart to a fight [...]

We’ve talked a lot on this site about many of the strange and interesting behaviors cats tend to do. Here, we’ll be talking about why cats disappear to die. There are many instinctual reasons why cats disappear to die – chief of which is to be left alone. A vulnerable cat will normally hide whether [...]

Knowing how vain and conceited cats can tend to behave, you’d think that staring in the mirror would consume a large part of their day. But they don’t. Why do cats wind up ignoring themselves in the mirror? Cats ignore mirrors because the lack of scent emitting from things a cat sees in a reflection [...]

Cats can be pretty forceful when it’s time to eat. Since they’ll do whatever they can to bring to your attention that they’re hungry, why don’t they ever finish their food? Despite how hungry a cat might be, cats typically don’t finish their food because they eat much less in one sitting than we provide, [...]

Cats are drawn to a lot of things for their own feline reasons that we’d find to be a bit strange. Among those things that they’re drawn to is our very own earwax. Cats like earwax due to its scent. Though it’s a scent that none of us can pick up on, the cat’s 200 [...]

The other day, my cat kept shaking its paw continuously. It’s the first time I’ve seen him do it, so I was worried that he had stepped on a sliver or a piece of glass and hurt himself. So I started to research different reasons as to why cats shake their paws. Cats’ normal reaction [...]

Cats are considered clean animals due to the constant cleaning of their fur and burying their poop and urine deep into the litter box. But is it an act of cleanliness when they bury their waste? Cats bury their poop to cover up their scent. This is done instinctively and is commonplace with wild cats. [...]

When cats bite or nibble on noses when we sleep, it’s easy simply to chalk it up as the cat does strange things. However, most of the strange behavior cats display is done with some sort of purpose in mind, and in this case, it’s biting your nose in play. Your cat might bite your [...]

Cats work hard in their litter boxes, digging holes and covering up whatever they’ve left behind. Everyone knows they do it, but what makes cats want to dig holes and bury things? The reason cats dig holes is to instinctively cover evidence of their presence. Urine and feces are meant to identify a wild cat [...]

Cats and kittens tend to do things that we’d find, well, a bit strange. Among those strange things they like to do, is nibble on us every once in a while. Some cats prefer to give attention to our ears. Cats nibble on ears for different reasons depending on their age. A younger cat might [...]

Why do cats follow strangers? It’s a phenomenon that we’re taught as humans from a young age to avoid for our own safety- stay away from strangers. But apparently, cats have no such worries. So, why do cats follow strangers? Cats follow strangers because they are curious, seeking attention, or starving. Cats that are out [...]

Why do cats cry like a baby at night? If you’ve ever asked yourself this question, you’re not alone. Suppose you’ve got a baby in the home, and the cat repeatedly gets you up out of bed at night due to a case of mistaken identity. What do you think are the reasons behind this [...]

When You hear cats crying at night, what does it mean? Well, there has been a lot of speculation over the years about why they do it, and no shortage of superstition surrounding this activity. One may ask, “What are the superstitions about cats crying at night?” The superstition about a cat crying at night [...]

Have you ever stopped to wonder, “Why do cats lick everything?” The floors, the furniture, themselves, us, clothes, and sheets can all wind up being the target of a cat’s tongue. Nothing seems to be out of the question regarding what a cat is willing to lick. Cats might be licking everything that isn’t food if [...]

There’s little more unnerving about waking up in the middle of the night to ask yourself, “Why is my cat hissing at thin air?” Has this ever happened to you? Cats can be a little barrel of curiosity, doing things that make little to no sense to us, at times leaving us baffled. So, why [...]

Everyone knows that cats like to clean themselves most of the time, but why do cats bite their claws or nails? Any cat owner has seen them do it and might not think anything of it, but the answer is interesting nonetheless. Cats groom themselves by biting at their claws to remove the outer layer [...]

Have you ever had your cat latch on to your arm after doing some cleaning around the house? Why do cats like the smell of bleach so much? This is one of the many behavioral questions that our four-legged feline friends cause us to ask. Cats are attracted to the smell of bleach because bleach(especially [...]

Does your cat sometimes get in your face while you are trying to sleep? Is your cat trying to tell you something? It’s super cute but what does it mean? When your furry feline friend gets in your face while you are snoozing there is actually a reason behind the behavior. Cats get in our face while we [...]

By now, everyone should know that I love dogs. But the truth is, I love cats too! The question is, do my cats love me back? And do cats actually love their owners? There’s a long-standing joke in media, and between many humans, that cats don’t really care about their owners – as long as [...]