Have you ever wondered why cats are so quirky? Kitties can be pretty purrplexing. We do know —or suspect–the reasons behind some of Fluffy’s odd behaviors. For instance, we know why cats knead their humans; not because they are trying to shred us, but because it reminds them of being kittens, as that motion stimulates milk flow. However, there are a few things we may never quite sort out about our feline pals. A local Seminole, FL vet lists some of them in this article.
Our feline pals are very, very sleepy. There is some logic here: in the wild, kitties expend a lot of energy hunting. It does make sense that they would need to recuperate after an exhausting hunt. However, napping 14 to 16 hours a day may be overkill, especially if your ‘prey’ was a dust bunny.
You’ve probably learned that if you put an empty box down near Fluffy, it won’t stay empty for long. The official explanation is that cats feel safe in small spaces. That’s all well and good, but it doesn’t explain why kitties will still hop into boxes that are nothing more than squares of tape or chalk outlines drawn on floors.
Does your feline buddy sometimes smack things off your table or countertop? This is another thing that scientists may never entirely sort out. It could be a way of asking for attemption. Then again, given that Fluffy usually looks quite smug when she does this, she may also be trying to strike fear into your heart.
We have learned quite a bit about kitties’ relationship with catnip. For instance, Fluffy’s cute little nose is equipped with scent receptors that just happen to perfectly fit the scent molecules this curious cousin of mint gives off. We’re still a bit lost on the purrpose of her catnip obsession, however.
Does your furball sometimes go from 0 to 60 in a split second, for no reason you can see? Chances are, you probably have. We’re not quite sure what these random zoomies are all about, either, other than the possibility of Fluffy suddenly realizing that she was supposed to be patrolling the living room instead of the kitchen.
Do you have questions about your cat’s health or care? Contact us, your Seminole, FL animal clinic, today!