Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Feline behaviour explained – why does my cat…?

In the second of a three-part series of visual guides to cat behaviour, we’re examining common cat body behaviours.

It is the very nature and behaviour of cats that makes them one of the UK’s most popular pets today. Their independence, playfulness and curiosity are among the traits that make many cat-lovers melt. By understanding a cat’s behaviour we can learn how to best provide for them, meet their needs, maximise their welfare and ensure long-lasting friendships for happy cats and owners.

Here are a few common behaviours and their meanings:

Cat behaviour guide
Should you have any concerns about your cat’s health or behaviour, consult your vet.

Please do print this visual guide for a handy reference or share it with friends who may find it useful!

You'll find the first guide in our feline behaviour series here.

To find out more about feline behaviour, read our Essential Guide leaflet: Understanding your cat’s behaviour or access our free online e-learning course: Understanding Feline Origins.

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  1. how do you know wether ur cat loves you or not

    1. Hi Simon, if your cat rubs their forehead against you they're telling you that you're their friend!

  2. I have a sweet catty who is 6 years old and when ever i start to work , she come near to me and rub her head towards my leg. It is natural way to love.

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