3 unusual cat behaviors explainedNovember 5th, 2013
When was the last time you could honestly say that you had a grip on your cat’s body language? Understanding your feline on a deeper level can help you maintain animal wellness and keep your furry friend happy. However, not all cat behavior is easy to decipher. Here are some of the most unusual reactions you may see from your cat, as well as why they continue to happen.
1. Meowing while you’re on the phone
Many cat owners will tell you that they often see their pets begin yearning for attention as soon as they get on the phone, according to Global Animal. This is because when you’re talking on the phone, the animal doesn’t understand that you’re speaking to another person – he or she doesn’t envision the individual in the room. In turn, your cat may simply think that you’re trying to speak to him or her!
2. Making noise in the wee hours of the morning
Cats are known for meowing excessively in the morning, and as Reader’s Digest magazine reported, this harkens back to their natural instinct. Cats wake up early with the urge to hunt. The urge may be enforced by other animals your cat can see out the window. However, early morning meows may also be due to hunger. It’s important to stick to a meal schedule for your cat so he or she knows when food is to be expected. This can reduce unnecessary meowing in the morning before you wake up.
3. Rolling around on the floor
Another common activity that’s spotted in cats is rolling – felines seem to love rolling around on the ground and cooing in front of their owners. This is because they’re yearning for affection! To show your cat some love, consider giving him or her Hartz Crunch ‘n Clean® Cat Treats. These treats are not only delicious, but they can help fight tartar build-up on your cat’s teeth.
If you have any concerns about your cat’s unusual behavior, don’t hesitate to contact your veterinarian. He or she can give you more insight into why your pet is acting in a certain manner around the house.
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