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Why does my cat beg for food all the time?

Many of us are familiar with this scene: you are in the kitchen preparing your own food or even doing the dishes and your cat keeps begging for food. They keep meowing, they stand up against your legs or cupboards,

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Why do cats wiggle their bums before they pounce?

If you’ve even seen your cat chase a toy, prey or another cat you’ll know that they wiggle their bums just before they pounce. Why do they do that? The short answer is: we’re not sure! John Hutchinson, professor of

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Why does my cat knead my lap when I am stroking it?

Time for a Wednesday Why? We all love when our cat sits in our lap and kneads our lap. They often purr while doing it. Cats also often do this in their beds or on their blankets. They are clearly

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Why do so many cats have white ‘socks’ on their paws?

A bit of a different Wednesday Why? today, not about behaviour but about cats having white ‘socks’. Professor Leslie Lyons, head of the University of Missouri’s Feline Genetics Laboratory, explains: Socks are rarely seen in wildcats, the elusive and undomesticated cousin

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Why does my cat bite (gently) and hold onto my arm sometimes when I am stroking it?

This Wednesday Why? will answer a question about stroking and playing with your cats. The answer depends on whether you have a kitten or an adult cat. Biting is normal play behaviour for kittens. The kitten needs to learn that they

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Why does my cat bring me dead mice?

It’s Wednesday again and time for another Wednesday Why? If your cat goes outside then you’ve probably seen them bring home a dead mouse or two… I know it is perfectly normal cat behaviour but I really don’t like dead

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Why do cats scratch the floor as though they are trying to bury their food dish?

It’s been a while since we added a post in the ‘Wednesday Why’ category so high time for a new one! Your cat may try to cover up their food to hide it away and eat it later. Feral cats

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Why do cats chatter their teeth when they spot a prey?

It’s time for another Wednesday Why? 🙂 Many owners will have heard and seen their cat chattering when they spot a prey. Indoor cats do it too even if they have never hunted. So why do they do this? Is

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Why do cats lick, wash or rub your face?

Wednesday Why! Cats wash or lick other members of their social group, the cats they are close to. This behaviour reinforces the bond and creates a “familiar group scent”. When cats live with people these people become their social group.

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Why do cats play with their prey?

We hope you enjoy your Wednesday Why 😉 This post is written by ICatCare | @ICatCare It’s been suggested that cats play more with ‘dangerous’ prey such as rats in order to practice manipulation and handling while avoiding being bitten.

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