Cat Behaviour

  • Why do cats bite?

    As cute, furry and cuddly as cats are, they are also predators with sharp teeth. Most kitty owners will experience a bite from their furry friend. But why do cats bite, and what can we do to stop it?

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  • How do I stop my cat from attacking wildlife?

    As cat owners, we need to confront the risk our kitties can pose on other animals and birds. Below, Cat in a Flat looks into how we can stop cats from attacking wildlife

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  • Why are cats scared of cucumbers and other curiousities

    Recently a set of videos went viral of kitties being surprised by an unexpected cucumber placed behind them. But what provoked such a strong reaction? And what are some other cat curiosities?

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  • If I fits, I sits: why do cats love boxes?

    Kitties love boxes and will seemingly stuff themselves into any container they can. But what is the attraction between cats and boxes? Cat in a Flat finds out.

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  • The power of catnip on cats

    Catnip has the power to turn kitties into a bundle of joyful weirdness. Jumping, rolling around, licking, or purring – it can have a profound effect on our cats. But how does it work and why?

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  • Why do cats chatter at birds?

    One curious aspect of cat behaviour is their tendency to “chatter” at birds. It’s fascinating to watch, but why do cats do it? Cat in a Flat finds out.

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  • Why do cats scratch the furniture?

    Cats claws are amazing things – helping our kitties climb, play and defend themselves. But why do cats scratch, and is there a way to control where and when they do it? Cat in a Flat finds out

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  • What is my cat’s tail telling me?

    Cats can be very mysterious animals. It’s difficult to tell what your cat is thinking; are they crawling up to you because they want to play, or are they demanding more food? Is your cat’s tail wag a …

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  • How and why do cats purr?

    To cat owners, there is no sound more fulfilling and calming than that of a kitty purring. But why and how do cats purr? Here, Cat in a Flat looks into some of the secrets behind purring

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  • Why don’t cats like water?

    Cat owners know that our furry friends will do almost anything to avoid getting wet. Below, Cat in a Flat looks at the reasons cats dislike water and which kitties like an occasional swim

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  • Does my cat miss me when I’m not around?

    Every cat owner knows how special their bond is with their kitty. But cats are also independent animals, and it can lead us to wonder does my cat miss me when I’m not around?

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  • Why do cats sleep so much?

    If sleeping were a competitive sport, cats would certainly be in the running for a gold medal. With the average pet cat sleeping for 15 hours a day – and some going for even longer than that …

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  • What is your cat’s meow mean?

    Cats can be incredibly vocal creatures. But did you know that most of their meows are saved just for us? The only meowing between cats is done between a mother cat and her kittens. The cute little “mew”…

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  • How cats express their love for you!

    It is often said that dogs are mans’ best friend but the bond between a cat and their human is uniquely special. Cats are more subtle in the ways they display affection. Whilst it’s true that they …

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  • Cat breeds for different lifestyles

    We all love cats, that’s a given – but how does one cat breed differ from the next? What characteristics are they known for, and which cat breeds might suit your specific lifestyle best? Here are a …

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  • A guide to a cat’s facial expressions

    Cats are lovely animals that make great companions. Much like humans, they’re also capable of showing emotion through their faces. Whether you own a cat or are a cat sitter, it’s vital that you take …

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  • Do cats and dogs get on in short visits?

    As cat owners, we all know that feeling when you invite a relative or friend over for dinner and they say the dreaded “can I bring my dog?” It is common knowledge that there are very few cats who …

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  • Introducing cats to children.

    Welcoming a new fur baby into your home is so exciting, especially for your young child. Who wouldn’t want to play with a fluffy, cuddly moving teddy bear! But one mustn’t forget that these cute …

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  • Cat behaviour – What is your cat really thinking.

    Cat in a Flat had a little chat with Anita Kelsey, cat behaviour specialist to get a snapshot into just what your cat is really thinking.… Are they in fact plotting world domination? What are the not …

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  • 7 Tips on how to look after an aggressive cat

    In your cat sitting career, there’s a chance you’ll come across a kitty with some serious CATtitude. Here are seven tips to getting you off to a paw-sitive start. First Feeding: Arrange to do the …

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  • RSPCA specialist talks about cat’s body language

    Cats’ personalities are one of the reasons we love them but how can we spot if a puss is a fiery feline or a mellow moggy? The RSPCA’s resident cat welfare expert Alice Potter gives Cat in a Flat’s …

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  • 5 Reasons why cats are truly epic!

    Let’s face it, with cats you know where you stand, you know that you’re only real function in life is to fulfil your furry pal’s dreams and wishes. But why do we love our cats so much? There are …

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  • Is the cat ill or just a little shy?

    We love all cats for their air of mystery, but if you’re caring for a cat who seems to vanish into thin air, then your new furry friend is either a bit shy or unwell. And as kitties are the masters …

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