Most of the cat behaviors are weird to both new and experienced cat owners. If you want to have better relationship with your cat then try to understand the meaning of the most common cat behaviors. Here is the list of most common cat behaviors:
Scratching is the most common behavior of cats. It scratches while playing and also stretching. Even though this scratching behavior will make you angry, it is doing it to mark the territory or as a threatening signal to other cats.
Scratching is purely instinctual to cats, but the best way to deal with it is through redirection.
2. Night time activity:
Cats are naturally nocturnal. The ancestors of them are active once the sun sets. But you can avoid this night time activity by:
3. Litter box issues:
It is one of the major problems which most of the cat owners face. Cats go outside the litter box for various reasons:
4. Fighting and Aggression:
It is mostly due to the fights over territory. Other reasons include illness, overcrowding, lack of socialization, maternal protection, even simple play. To overcome:
The cat’s meow is the way of communicating with people. Meowing is an interesting vocalization in which the adult cats don’t actually meow at each other and just at people. It meow’s for several reasons – For greeting people, to gather attention, for asking food, may be due to health issues, to find a mate etc.
It can be avoided by taking it to your veterinarian for healing diseases, consistently ignore your cat’s vocalization, refusing to respond to any requests for attention until the cat quiets and by providing food & water at regular interval.
6. Biting and scratching:
It may happen during rough play with your cat. It can be avoided by:
7. Urine and scent marking in Cats:
Urine marking is a form of indirect communication used by cats. The most common behavior problem reported by cat’s owner is an inappropriate elimination. Most of them eliminate outside the litter box when having litter box problem.
Also they have scent glands in their heads and along their bodies. They are used to rubbing on any objects for signaling other cats or animals that this area belongs to him.
Some of the cats dig the houseplants which are the lovely part of your décor. This may cause the plant to die. There are several restrictive products available in the market that you can use to safely keep your cat away from your potted plants.