Cat owners have been observing felines like they are bird watching. Cat behaviour has been a hot topic of debate because of their unconventional and unpredictable behaviour. Cat lovers often feel confused and puzzled over some common feline behaviours. However, understanding cat behaviour can be a piece of cake if you understand a few elementary things. Cats are creatures with hyper-sensitive primal instincts. Tapping into their primal nature is the key to understand your cat and create an environment conducive for their growth.
If your cat head butts you or licks you, it is a good sign. By butting its head on you it leaves pheromones all over your body. It is a signal for other cats that you belong to her. This is a typical cat behaviour. Cats can be possessive about things and people they start liking.
A cat’s primal instincts express themselves through their body language. Cats use their tail, ears and eyes to communicate more than you can see. You can know whether your cat is nervous, happy or anxious by simply observing their body language. If your cat is fearful, anxious or stressed it will show signs like dilated pupils, ears straight and pointing outwards, they might arch their back with hair raised. Cats make hissing and growling noises when they are anxious or about to be aggressive.
Cats are very punctual and maintain a rigid routine. If your cat has suddenly changed its routine and has started her bathroom habits you must pay attention to it. It might be a sign of discomfort, behavioural and health-related issues. Under stress and anxiety, your cat might show house-spoiling behaviour.
Too much grooming is a sign of concern!
Cats groom each other and themselves to clean them and show affection. However, if you find your grooming itself compulsively it might be a matter of concern. It will cause bald spots on its skin and maybe a sign of pain or discomfort in that area.
If your cat has started hiding a lot, she might be telling you that she doesn’t feel safe in the present environment. Try to socialize your cat with the activity of your house and familiarize her with the surroundings.