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WHAT CATS DO WHEN YOU’RE NOT HOME

What CATS Do When You’re Not HOME

 

Have you ever wondered what your cat does when you’re not at home, depending on your cat’s personality they may have certain preferences, some choose to sleep, eat and rest? others like to take advantage of the quiet and do things they wouldn’t do when you’re around.

1, Ensure you’re gone
your cat will usually go for a walk to ensure we’re not home anymore, they also love to patrol their territory and sniff out anything new or something they may have missed as cats are notoriously curious animals.

2, Do their daily stretches
Cats sleep and therefore wake up several times a day it’s no wonder they take advantage of alone time to continue with their daily yoga postures, but do you know why they do this as felines can sleep for up to 16 hours per day, numbness in their extremities can set in, stretching stimulates blood flow to help return feeling and allows them to continue their acrobatic lives with grace and comfort.

3,Eat
The tranquility offered by a silent and otherwise empty household means cats can eat without stress or worry to both improve environmental enrichment and help them feel loved, you can offer them a small portion of wet food or pate before you leave the door.

4, Look out the window or go for a walk
do you let your cat leave the house freely? or do you have to keep them inside for security reasons? some cat Guardians prefer for them not to leave due to the dangers of the outside world, others couldn’t conceive of keeping the cat cooped up, either way since cats are curious it’s not unusual for them to travel up to 3 kilometers per day if the cat cannot leave the home, they will still be interested in the world beyond the window and can spend a long time staring out of one.

5, Sleep
Older cats can spend up to 18 hours a day sleeping and puppies 20 for older dogs it helps them to rest their tired bones and it stimulates growth in the little ones improving their well-being and practicing their cognitive ability.

6, Get up to mischief
not all cats behave badly, in fact, most are quite calm and stable, even so, some take advantage when no one’s around to do forbidding things, stealing food climbing on counters or knocking things over are some commonly mischievous behaviors.

7, Get bored
After spending several hours alone cats can get bored, although they are somewhat independent it’s important to remember there are also social animals which need interaction to be happy, if your cat spends many R’s alone it might be a good idea to adopt a second cat, although you should also invest in food dispensing toys and intelligence games which can help them to make better use of their alone.

8, Welcome you
Some cats meow non-stop when we get home as a welcome, others rub up against us to cover us in their scent and some don’t even bat an eyelid we might think this behavior is dependent on the relationship they have with their human but the truth is each cat is an individual which will decide on how to behave around you and show their love in their own unique way.

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HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR CAT

How to communicate with your cat

 

Scientists have found that cats have a very complex communication system that includes hundreds of different sounds that they use to communicate something to humans. By understanding how your pet tries to communicate with you and how cats perceive people, you can better understand each other.

Method1

Learn to understand cat gestures

Observe the tail of the animal. Like dogs, cats convey information through movements and tail positions. Understanding these movements and positions combined with sounds will help you figure out what your pet is asking for.

  • A straight tail with a slight curve at the end is a sign of joy.
  • Sharp movements of the tail from side to side – the cat is happy or worried.
  • The hair on the tail stands on end – the cat is in an agitated emotional state or is afraid of something.
  • The tail is trembling – the cat is very happy to see you or is in an agitated emotional state.
  • The hair on the tail sticks out to the sides, and the tail itself forms the letter N – this is a sign of aggression; it often appears during a fight or when a cat is trying to defend itself.
  • The hair on the tail stands on end, but the tail itself is lowered down – the cat is aggressive or scared.
  • The tail is tucked in – the cat is scared.

Look your pet in the eye. This will allow you to get closer to your cat and understand how he is feeling. Remember that gazing without blinking can be perceived by the cat as aggression, which will make the cat uncomfortable.

  • If the pupils are dilated, the cat wants to play, is emotionally agitated, fearful, or aggressive. Look at the other signs to figure out how to perceive this sign. 
  • If a cat looks you in the eye, it means that she trusts you and she is comfortable with you.
  • If the cat blinks slowly, it expresses affection for the person. This means that the animal likes to be around this person.

Pay attention to other gestures. Since cats express emotions with gestures more often than humans, some gestures are accompanied by sounds that amplify the message.

  • If the cat lifts its nose and throws its head back slightly, he thereby says: “I see you.” Cats often see off people who walk past windows with such a look.
  • A cat may press its ears to its head if it is afraid, anxious, or wants to play. This also happens when the cat sniffs something that interests him.
  • If the cat sticks out its tongue slightly and licks its lower lip, it is worried or anxious.

Take a closer look at the behavior of the animal. Often, conclusions about the emotions of cats can be drawn from their behavior in human society. Some actions mean the same thing in almost all cats.

  • If the cat rubs against you, he marks you as his territory.
  • If the cat buries its wet nose in you, it expresses its affection. This is a sign that your cat likes you and is comfortable with you.
  • When a cat rubs against a person or animal with its head, side, and tail, it greets.
  • If the cat slightly butts you with its head, it shows friendliness and sympathy.
  • Cats sniff a person’s face and recognize him by smell.
  • Cats often shift from paw to paw when they feel good or when they want to play. It is also a sign that the animal knows you and trusts you.
  • If your cat licks you, take it as a sign of trust. A cat may consider you a part of its feline family – for example, mother cats often lick their kittens.
  • If a cat tries to chew your hair, he most likely wants to wash you. This means that he loves you and trusts you.
  • To demonstrate their love, some cats begin to repeat the person’s actions. Try to lie on the floor and pretend to be dead. The cat will most likely sniff you, touch you with its paw, and then lie down next to you.
  • If the cat bites you lightly, this should be considered as a request to leave her alone.

Method2

Chatting with a cat

Answer the cat. Cats are constantly learning new ways of communicating with humans. The more often you interact with the animal, the faster it will learn new things.

  • Use a high-pitched voice to complement your cat or to show that it is friendly. Lower your voice to express dissatisfaction or aggression.
  • If you repeat the same thing several times, the cat will remember the connection of the word with the action. For example, you can repeat the word “sleep” or “bed” before going to bed. Over time, your cat will begin to associate repetitive sounds with your actions. He may even run to the bedroom faster than you get there.

Use non-verbal signs. Cats can memorize words, but they understand non-verbal signs much better. If your cat always knows what is expected of him, and surprises are rare, your connection with the animal will strengthen.

  • If you blink slowly at your cat’s eyes, it will most likely come up to you and pet it. This gesture is considered peaceful.
  • Avoid staring your cat in the eye. This is a sign of aggression and an unfriendly attitude.
  • If the cat wants to climb somewhere (for example, on the sofa next to you), but is not sure if it is worth doing, pat it with your palm and in a calm voice invite him to join you.
  • Be consistent in your actions. Some pet owners say no and pet their pets at the same time. In such cases, the cat does not understand what is happening. If you want the cat to leave, firmly say “not now” and push her away slightly. Do not stroke the animal or talk to him – this will let him know that now his presence is undesirable. In such a situation, almost all cats will try to get wherever they want several times, often from different directions. When pushing the cat away,
  • Do not shout or hit the animal. This only causes fear and anger – you will not achieve what you want. To express dissatisfaction, say something in a harsh voice. The cat will understand the intonation and your reaction.

Pronounce the commands. If you pronounce the command words with the desired intonation and accompany them with the appropriate signs, your communication with the animal will become clearer for him and for you.

  • Give commands in a specific command voice if your cat does something wrong. The voice must be natural so that you can reproduce these intonations, but it must also be different from your usual voice. If you use this voice rarely and only when the situation requires it, the cat will begin to associate such a voice with the fact that you are unhappy with her behavior.
  • To prohibit the cat from doing something, make a sharp hissing sound. This sound will be similar to the sound that cats themselves use in similar situations, and it will help you express your command more clearly.
  • With patience, you can train your cat to respond to commands like a dog. You can even

Method3

Listen to the cat

Understand how and why cats communicate with humans. Sounds are not the primary means of communication in cats. First of all, a cat is guided by smells, facial expressions, complex gestures, and touch. Cats quickly understand that people do not understand the non-verbal signs that animals exchange with each other, so they give a voice in the hope of communicating something to a person in his language. By observing what sounds cause what reactions, cats learn to ask for something or demand something from a person.

Observe the conditions in which the cat meows. If you pay attention to what the cat does when it meows, you can understand what sounds are responsible for requests (or protests). The sounds may vary from one cat to another, but some sounds mean the same to everyone – for example, rumbling or hissing.

  • With a short sound, the cat usually greets the person or declares himself.
  • Prolonged meowing indicates that the cat is very happy to see you. This often happens if a person is absent from home for a long time.
  • Meowing of medium height can be a request (for example, for food or water).
  • Longer “mrrrrmyayayayau” is a more insistent request or demand.
  • A low “mrrrrrrmayayau” is a complaint, discontent, or preparation for a fight.
  • A loud and a rather low sound often indicates an urgent need (for example, food).

Learn to understand other sounds. Most often we expect to hear meows, but cats have many other sounds as well.

  • A rumbling and throaty vibrating sound is a sign of an urge for closer contact or a request for attention. Cats can purr for a variety of reasons, but most often they do it when they feel good.
  • Hissing is a clear sign of aggression or self-defense. This sound indicates that the cat is upset, feels threatened, scared, is fighting, or is preparing to fight.

Learn to understand other special sounds. All sounds other than meowing, hissing, and rumbling are rare, but understanding them can help you understand what your pet is trying to say.

  • A high-pitched “rrrrrmao” sound is often a sign of anger, pain, or fear.
  • A high-pitched, vibrating sound often indicates emotional excitement, anxiety, or frustration.
  • A cross between meowing and rumbling with an upward intonation, this is the friendly greeting that a cat mother often calls out to her kittens.
  • A sharp squeal is a sign of sudden pain (when, for example, you step on the cat’s tail).

Advice

  • If the cat bites, she is either playing or does not want to be touched.
  • When lowering the cat to the ground, make sure its paws are gently on the floor. This will help your cat trust you and know that it won’t have to twist to land safely if you decide to let it go.
  • Generally, cats like it when their necks are lightly scratched. Check if your pet likes it. If not, try stroking his cheek or head.
  • If you sit cross-legged on the floor and look at your cat, it will take it as a friendly gesture and will come to you to pet it.
  • If the cat flaps its tail from side to side, it means that he is angry or wants to play. Better to leave him alone.
  • Some cats enjoy belly stroking, although most are afraid to expose this vulnerability. To help your cat overcome this fear, start gradually petting the pet. Be patient. Usually, cats do not provide as much protection to their breasts as they do to their belly, so start stroking their breasts every day. If the cat becomes tense, stop. Gradually, she will begin to allow you to stroke her. It is best to teach the animal this from childhood.
  • Siamese and other oriental cat breeds are more “talkative” than others, and some long-haired cat breeds make very few sounds. Of course, there are exceptions everywhere.
  • If your cat hisses, leaving him alone is a sign of aggression.
  • To ask your cat for permission to pet him, extend your hand towards him. The middle finger should be slightly lower than the rest. The cat will start rubbing its nose or muzzle against your hand. She will try to get your hand into the most comfortable position to stroke her.
  • If the cat runs away, it’s best not to touch it. By this, he shows that he needs to be alone.
  • If the cat is humming, it does not always mean that she is good. Rumbling can indicate that the animal is hurt or scared.
  • The cat can hide and leave only when it is left alone or hears a calm voice.

Warnings

  • If the cat goes to the toilet in a conspicuous place or marks objects, this is most often an attempt by the animal to mark its territory, which may be encroached on by another cat or other pet. It can also be a sign of urinary tract disease, bladder infection, or other health problems. If you encounter this problem, your cat may need to be treated or separated from other animals. Check with your veterinarian.
  • When picking up your cat, do not squeeze it too hard – it may perceive this as a sign of aggression and scratch or bite you.
  • To prevent behavioral problems and unwanted kittens, neuter or neuter your pet as soon as the cat or cat reaches the appropriate age. Cats should be neutered before puberty so that they are not used to marking their territory.
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