Cat Behavior

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  • How Do I Choose the Right Toys for My Cat?

    Behavior factors into the decision; choose toys based on why and how your cats play.

  • 5 Ways I Routinely Goof Up My Photos of My Cats

    How many times do you think you get a perfect shot of your kitties, but you've screwed it up?

  • What Are the Strangest Places Your Cat Has Climbed to?

    The higher it is, the more my cats want to get there. What about your cats?

  • Why Black Cats Sometimes Get a Bad Rap

    Ever altered your course so that a black cat will not cross your path? If you have, you’re in a minority. In many world cultures, the black cat is revered as a good omen or good luck charm, not a portent of evil. Black Cats: A Brief History This dates back at least as far …

  • The Top Cat Breeds for Apartment Dwellers

    The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association’s 2009-10 Pet Owners Survey reports that there are approximately 93.6 million cats living in US households, while there are only about 77.5 million dogs. Part of the reason cats have overtaken dogs in the house pet popularity contest is that cats adapt more easily to indoor life and can …

  • The 10 Most Popular Cat Breeds

    Most animal lovers know that the Labrador Retriever has been the most popular dog breed in the U.S. for a long time. He is followed closely by the German Shepherd, the Yorkie, and the Golden Retriever. But how many of us know which cat breeds are the most popular? Just as the top dog breeds …

  • Litter Box Training Tips

    More people surrender their cats to animal shelters because of litter box issues than for just about any other reason. The sad truth is that the vast majority of these people would not have felt they needed to give up their kitties if they had simply followed a few basic guidelines. Real estate agents are …

  • The Different Types of Cat Aggression

    In the human world, aggression is considered a completely inappropriate response to most circumstances. But it’s different for cats. For them, aggression is a natural, healthy behavior. Consider the fact that cats are very small creatures and if they didn’t use aggression they probably wouldn’t have survived to become the sweet companions we love today. …

  • How to Handle a Cat

    Before you adopt a cat, it’s important to learn how to handle a cat properly, and teach your children proper handling as well. Don’t immediately walk up to an unfamiliar cat and pick her up. First, get to know her and let her smell you and check you out. Pet her lightly on the back, …

  • How to Talk to Your Cat

    Communicating with your cat is not simply a parlor trick you can perform to amuse your dinner guests. It’s an important part of training your cat and reinforcing your bond with her. Teaching your cat simple commands like “DOWN” and “NO!” will make her a better pet, while words like “Treats!” and “Dinner!” will help …

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