Category: Cat Behaviors

Why Do Cats Sleep So Much (And How Much Sleep do They Need?)

If you own a cat, then you’re probably well aware of the fact that your feline friend loves to sleep. A lot. On average, cats sleep for about 15 hours every day, and some kittens and older cats will sleep for upwards of 20 hours a day. Cats might be up and active in the… Read more »

Animal Behaviorists Find Cats Can Be Right or Left-Pawed

If you own a cat, you’ve probably watched her use her paws to do all sorts of things. From grasping toys to knocking things off counters, cats have learned to use their paws in a variety of creative—and sometimes frustrating—ways. But did you know that most cats prefer to use one paw over the other?… Read more »

Does Your Cat Like to Run Around at Night? Here’s Why.

Although cats can spend anywhere from 16 to 20 hours a day sleeping, they’re not always such docile creatures. In fact, many cat owners find that their kitties start sprinting around the house as soon as their human companions are ready to go to bed. Affectionately known as the nighttime “zoomies,” this behavior isn’t always… Read more »

Scientists Investigate Why Cats Love Boxes So Much

Of all our cats’ curious behaviors, their fondness for cardboard boxes is one of their most peculiar traits. If you’ve ever left an empty box out after receiving a package in the mail, chances are it didn’t take long for your cat to make themselves at home in it. Even big cats like tigers and… Read more »

Why Won’t My Cat Use Her Litter Box?

Have you noticed that your cat doesn’t seem to want to use her litter box anymore? There are a number of reasons why this might happen. Let’s take a look at a few of the most common reasons cats suddenly refuse to use their litter box. The litter box isn’t clean. Cats are known for… Read more »

Unraveling The Mystery of Your Cat’s “Slow Blink”

Have you ever noticed that special, contemplative way your cat seems to blink her eyes sometimes? It may seem like she’s thinking about something curious, or plotting their next dash to the window to watch the birds in the backyard—but the real reason for the blink might surprise you. In fact, a cat’s slow blink… Read more »