14 Unusual Cat Behaviors Described

 14 Unusual Cat Behaviors Described

Cats are excellent friends, but they can be inquisitive. They like to knock their heads against us, sleep in little boxes, knead our laps, and do other strange things!

But what do these actions signify, and when should you seek veterinary assistance? Here are 14 unusual Cat behaviors described


1. Climbing the Walls

Cats, particularly kittens, may be quite lively and energetic. They may release all that energy by dashing from room to room, leaping up and down on the furniture, and generally acting up. This kind of behavior may also be caused by catnip, which causes cats to behave silly for a brief amount of time.

All of that strenuous exercise is normal, but it might result in injury. It's a good idea to have a check around your home and make sure your cat's habitat is as secure as possible. Store anything that may be knocked over, for example, and keep windows closed. Cats that fall out of windows may suffer from high-rise syndrome, which can result in broken jaws, shattered ribs, and other problems.

If your cat's behavior is causing problems in your home, you should look for methods to redirect his or her energy. Make time to play games like chase with them to tire them out, and give interactive toys that they may enjoy on their own. If you're at a complete loss, see your veterinarian.

2. Bumping Heads

Your cat is saying "I love you!" as they bump you with their head. They're also letting everyone know that you're theirs. Cats produce pheromones in their cheeks that identify you as their ownership. But don't be concerned if your cat does not headbutt you. Cats may express their affection in a variety of ways.

3. Muttering

Have you ever heard your cat talking as you're watching the birds fly about the yard? That sound is caused by their joy at spotting possible prey as well as their aggravation at not being able to catch them. Cats may also create strange sounds such as chirping, yowling, and hacking.

4. Chewing Weird Stuff

Some cats chew on unusual objects such as wool blankets, socks, plastic bags, or rubber bands. Boredom, worry, or disease may all cause this behavior. It may also happen in cats that were weaned too young and feel the need to "nurse" on soft objects like plush toys or blankets.

This practice is hazardous since it may result in choking, intestinal obstructions, and other complications. If your cat is chewing on inedible objects, you should see a veterinarian to determine the reason and best course of action.

5. Napping in Confined Spaces

Cats like hiding in confined locations such as boxes, dresser drawers, bathroom cabinets, or closet corners where they might feel safe and comfortable. They may even prefer these locations over a comfortable pet bed. This tendency may be traced back to their ancestors, who used to sleep quietly concealed away to escape predators.

6. Delivering Gifts

Cats are notorious for delivering us unwelcome presents like dead mice or birds. This is their way of saying thank you for all we do for them.

Cats are notorious for delivering us unwelcome presents like dead mice or birds. They’re saying a big thank you for everything we do to care for them. Even while you should be grateful that your cat wants to share their bounty with you, you shouldn't make a huge deal out of the situation. Don't criticize or praise your cat for this typical behavior, or you can find yourself with additional presents.

While keeping your cat indoors at all times will not prevent your cat from locating mice or other creatures that get inside, it will help avoid gift giving

7. Disregarding You

If your cat is ignoring you, it's most likely not your fault. Our very independent kitties need some alone time every now and again. When your cat is behaving this way, it's best to leave them alone. Don't worry, they'll come to you for attention when they need it.

8. Kneading

Why do cats use their paws to knead things? It might be traced back to when they were kittens and would push on their mother's abdomen to encourage milk flow. They could also do it because they are comfortable and satisfied. Kneading should be easy unless your cat's claws bite into your thighs. In this instance, it may be necessary to use nail clippers to carefully cut them.

9. Tipping Things Over

When your cat pushes a book off your nightstand or knocks over a framed portrait, it might be shocking and annoying, but this is typical behavior. Cats have sensitive paws and prefer to swipe at objects to investigate them. They perform the same thing with their prey. Cats will also knock things over in order to catch our attention.

It's better to ignore your cat while they're doing this, otherwise you'll reward the habit. You should also keep important or breakable items out of reach of paws.

10 Plant nibbling

Cats munch on plants for a variety of reasons. It might be because their stomach is unsettled, they find it soothing, they are interested, or they want your attention. This may be a concern if they nibble on poisonous plants like lilies or daffodils.

If you wish to keep plants in your house, be sure they are cat-safe. You should also be cautious about where you put them. Cats may knock over potted plants, causing injuries as well as a big mess. Furthermore, potting soil may contain parasite eggs. Keep cats away from the soil, or inquire at your local gardening shop for sterilized soil.

11. Going Poop Outside the Box

When a cat begins going outside of the litter box, it's not fun. If this occurs in your house, you should investigate the reason. Ensure that the litter box is clean, readily accessible, and located in a semi-private area.

You should also have an acceptable number of litter boxes, one for each cat plus one extra. If you have two cats, you'll need three litter boxes. You may experiment with numerous types of boxes (covered, uncovered, and different heights) to find which one your cat likes.

If you have senior cats, they may have difficulty climbing stairs or getting into litter boxes with high edges. Try putting a litter box on the floor where your cat resides and getting one that is easy for them to get in and out of.

Illnesses, such as a urinary tract infection, may also create litter box problems. If you suspect a medical concern or are having difficulty resolving one, you should consult with your veterinarian.

12. Taking a Drink from the Faucet

Some cats like drinking water directly from the faucet. They'll leap into the sink and wait for you to turn on the water. This habit might be inherited from their wildcat ancestors. It is safer to drink rushing water in the great outdoors than stagnant water, which is more likely to contain germs and other toxins.

You don't need to be concerned if you don't mind your cat drinking from the tap on occasion. If they get too insistent on turning on the faucet, you might consider putting up a pet fountain that runs continually for them to enjoy.

13. Using Your Laptop as a Bed

Why does your cat choose your hard laptop when there are so many soft, comfortable places to rest? It might be because it becomes lovely and toasty after prolonged usage. Or maybe they have realised that this is an effective technique to attract your attention. Cats can be quite intelligent!

14. Remaining awake all night

Some felines seem to sleep during the day and frolic at night. This may be because they lack sufficient daytime activities. It may possibly be a trait they inherited from ancestors that hunted in dim light to take use of their sharp vision. This is a typical activity, but it may be disturbing to those who are trying to get a good night's sleep.

If your cat is very active at night, provide them with stimulating toys to play with during the day. Rotate their toys to maintain their novelty and appeal. You may also provide your cat with a little meal before night to assist in inducing sleep. If your cat is very vocal at night or seems to be in discomfort, you should see a veterinarian.

Getting Assistance for Your Cat

Some strange cat habits, such as staying up all night or defecating outside the litter box, may be annoying or appealing in equal measure. While there are certain things you may do to treat common behavioral disorders at home, if you have any questions or concerns, you should see your veterinarian.

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