Real Meanings Behind 9 Strange Cat Behaviors Explained

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  1. Real Meanings Behind 9 Strange Cat Behaviors Explained
    1. Why do cats lift their butts when you pet them?
    2. Why do cats cover their faces when they sleep?
    3. Why does your cat lick you and then bite you?
    4. Why do cats change places to sleep?
    5. Why do some cats vocalize too much?
    6. Why do cats take their place?
    7. Why do cats knead?
    8. Why does your cat sleep with you?
    9. Dilated eyes
  2. We hope you enjoy this video about Cats

Real Meanings Behind 9 Strange Cat Behaviors Explained

Cats are known for their quirky behavior, and sometimes they can display some strange and unexpected actions that leave their owners scratching their heads.

Here are a few examples of strange cat behavior that you might encounter.

Why do cats lift their butts when you pet them?

Stroke a cat on the base of its tail and it's likely to lift its butt up in the air.

The base of a cat's tail is an erogenous zone with many nerve endings. Many cats enjoy being petted or petted by a trusted person in this region.

Interestingly, female cats also adopt this posture when they are in heat and ready to mate. Female cats that are in heat tend to become more affectionate and stay in that position every time you pet them.

Why do cats cover their faces when they sleep?

Most of the time, cats cover their faces while sleeping to keep their noses and bodies warm.

By covering their face with their paws or curling up into a ball, your feline friend can reduce the amount of heat lost during sleep.

Cats also cover their eyes as a way to block out light.

Why does your cat lick you and then bite you?

If your cat licks and bites you out of the blue, then you could be in the presence of a love bite. Cats often bite to show affection. But only with softer, more controlled bites.

Some cats bite you as part of their grooming behavior.

When cats groom each other, they lick and nibble at each other to ensure complete hygiene, so it's completely normal for our cats to bite us a bit when grooming us.

But remember, if you're actively petting your cat and he gives your finger a lick or two and then a good bite, it could be that he's had enough of your pets and is overstimulated.

Overstimulation occurs when you touch your cat in areas she doesn't like or when you pet her for long periods of time.

After a while, something they might have found pleasurable becomes frustrating and results in a small bite. This is your cat's warning signal to stop petting him.

Why do cats change places to sleep?

A study published in Applied Animal Behavior Science surveyed 1,177 cats and found that, on average, cats had 5 preferred places to sleep.

It is a survival instinct for cats to regularly change their sleeping place. Cats in the wild often move their nests and colonies to avoid detection of predators.

Cats also sleep in different places to enjoy privacy, regulate body temperature, and avoid stressful experiences. Many cats prefer to sleep far enough away from litter and food to avoid strong or direct odors.

Why do some cats vocalize too much?

If you have a cat that vocalizes a lot, there are several reasons for this.

The most common cause of excessive vocalization is attention seeking. Many cats learn to meow to signal their desire to go outside, to be fed, to start a game, or even to get you to talk to them.

Cats that are experiencing stress also become more vocal. A new pet or baby, a move or major changes to the home, illness, or the loss of a loved one can turn your cat into a talker.

Other reasons for a cat's excessive vocalization are boredom, loneliness, and separation anxiety.

Why do cats take their place?

Cats often steal your seat because they like the smell and warmth you leave behind. Cats love warm temperatures and want to absorb body heat.

Domestic cats also like to be around their owner's scent because it makes them feel safe and comfortable.

Why do cats knead?

Most of the time, cats knead when they feel happy and secure. You may also notice that they purr and squint, which are often other signs of security and contentment.

Another reason cats kiss on random surfaces is to mark their territory.

Why does your cat sleep with you?

Cats sleep with you for many reasons.

Cats like warmer temperatures than humans. Thus, when the room temperature is a little cold, your cat will look for a warm place to maintain its temperature, and your body is a good source of heat.

Another reason why your cat sleeps with you is because he wants to feel safe. In the wild, lying down or sleeping makes animals more vulnerable to predators.

Sleeping on top of a trusted human gives the cat a sense of security, as well as comfort and warmth for a good night's sleep.

Cats also sleep with you to show you affection and love.

Although cats can be very independent, they miss you when you're away from home for an extended period and will want to cuddle with you when you return.

Dilated eyes

Cat pupils vary in size and shape depending on light and emotion. By dilating their pupils, cats allow small amounts of light into their eyes so they can see better in the dark.

During the day, cats constrict their pupils depending on the intensity of the light.

Interestingly, the size of the pupil can also be an indicator of your pet's mood.

Your cat may be stressed, anxious, excited, or scared. Cats also often have dilated pupils during their heat cycle.

In pleasurable situations, such as when they have just eaten their favorite food, a cat's pupils may reflexively dilate.

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