Behavior

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Why Do Cats Lie On Plastic Bags & Why Do They Like Them?

Cats enjoy the strangest things and I am sure many of you have noticed your furry friend seek out your plastic bags that you left on the floor after you went food shopping. We can only theorize as to why this is since we can’t ask our cat directly, but we have listed the most

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Why Does My Cat Get Mad When I Sneeze?

Right now there is a mean heat wave hitting Europe and Italy where we live, so we have had to use the airconditioner quite often. This has unfortunately led to both me and my fiancé picking up a cold, which means a lot of sneezing. And Freja is non to happy about that. In fact,

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black and white cat with yellow eyes picking up scent and exhibiting the flehmen response
Behavior
Alexander Presthus

Why Do Cats Open Their Mouth When Smelling?

Cats open their mouth as part of the flehmen response/reaction. The flehmen response is a behavior where the cat elevates their upper lip and opens its mouth for about 5-10 seconds allowing the transfer of pheromones and other scents to the Jacobson’s organ/vomeronasal sensory organ (VNO) located just above the roof of the mouth, behind

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5 Reasons Why Cats Roll In Dirt

Everyone that has been around cats long enough has seen them suddenly dropping down and roll around in the dirt outside. This behavior is also referred to as dust bathing and is not unique to cats. Both of my cats love to do this, but they don’t limit it to dirt surfaces, they also love

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3 Theories of Why Cats Are Afraid of Brooms

Meet Thor. He is a courageous cat that loves to hunt animals, climb trees and does not shy away from play-fighting with Freja. Yet there is one thing that seems to fill him with fear, his arch nemesis…the broom! After doing some digging it seems like the most likely reasons are: Since we cannot ask

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4 Reasons Why Cats Show You Their Stomach

Most people would interpret a cat rolling over and showing their belly as an open invitation to give a belly rub and cuddle. It is not! A cat can show you their belly for a few reasons: 1) As a sign of trust Like dogs, cats can show you their bellies as a sign of

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