Thinking that having a cat at home, it would be easier if you can decode their language. But that isn’t easy.
However here are the things your cat wants you to know.
- 1.”I am cat … let me scratch.”
- 2. “I’m perfectly capable of bathing myself, thanks!”
- 3. “I meow at you to tell you something specific, but when you meow at me, you’re not speaking cat language.”
- 4. “You fill your home with enticing power cords but yell at me when I chew them. Unfair!”
- 5. “We’re early risers, so deal with it”
1.”I am cat … let me scratch.”
Just like humans, clip and file your nails, so they don’t reach Guinness Record lengths cats scratch as well to maintain their claws.
One of the behaviors of cat is scratching wherein; it helps them to remove dead nail growth. There two reasons explained why your dear felines love to do this behavior.
* It a way for them to mark territory. In research found, cats’ paws have a scent gland which, help them remember where is their region.
* Or simply your dear feline scratches because of stretching. In this way, it helps them to be more careful and graceful when they move.
Sadly, when a cat found a favorite spot to scratch, we humans, resort to declawing felines.
The best thing that we can prepare to maintain our cats’ claws is to give them a nifty scratching post.
2. “I’m perfectly capable of bathing myself, thanks!”
For humans, bathing has been one the best things that they can do after a tiring and exhausting day. However, this is not for cats.
Based on speculation from some experts in the field of cats’ environment, nowadays felines do not like to bathe or get soaked because ever since they were domesticated some 5,000 to 10,000 years ago they’ve been defended from the rain and snow by mortal companions.
Also, it is true that a cat’s hair doesn’t quickly get dry. And it is merely uncomfortable to be soaking wet.
According to the director of behavior programs for the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University told Live Science, Kelley Bollen, “I also think because cats are authority freaks and love [to have] four feet on a compact surface, they do not enjoy the sensation of floating.”
Cats are born complete with the essential grooming tools: saliva a rough, barbed tongue, and paws.
3. “I meow at you to tell you something specific, but when you meow at me, you’re not speaking cat language.”
Scientists have made a study and learned that cats could make more than a dozen different meows. Wherein, surprisingly each meow have their different meaning.
In general, kittens used to meow because they need something from their parents. However, older felines who make this sound is known as a way to communicate with humans.
However, the funny thing is when we communicate with cats thru the use of meow they don’t understand us.
4. “You fill your home with enticing power cords but yell at me when I chew them. Unfair!”
It might be the answer that you are looking for why cats love the way a plastic cord feels under their teeth. Your dear feline love to play with it and get along with your cables at home.
On the other hand, if you want them to stop doing this, you can buy cord covers at the pet store to prevent your feline from playing with the wires.
Or you can apply bitter oil for them to hate the wire. However, if your cat didn’t stop in chewing a cord, maybe it is the best time for you to take your cat to the nearest vet.
5. “We’re early risers, so deal with it”
Have you experienced that you cat meow before dawn? A moment when you’re seemingly trying to get a little more rest before your alarm goes off—Cats are taking what comes naturally.
When the days get long-drawn, and the birdies and squirrels are up and at them earlier so cats as well. The best point that you can do is that you can give your feline food to stop them from making a meow.
Those are just one of the characteristics of cats they want to tell us. Don’t be surprised when the time comes you don’t understand your cat; it is normal!
But a great bond will result in a harmonious relationship between you and your cat.