Does your cat get anxious and hide when people come over? Does your cat pee or scratch on the carpet? These behaviors (if medical issues have been ruled out, always talk to your vet!) may indicate your cat does not feel secure in their environment. There are many ways you can help your cat to feel more secure in their home. Continue reading
•Here you will find photo, video, and text descriptions of various cat social behaviors. Affiliative behaviors are those used during positive interactions with preferred associates- including other cats and humans! Agonistic behaviors include aggressive or submissive behaviors displayed during conflicts or conflict resolution.
Hi all! I wanted to share a documentary entitled City of the Wildcats. It is a great introduction to cat social behavior. It is narrated by the great Sir David Attenborough and focuses on the behavior of feral colony cats living in Rome. Click here (Part 1, Part 2) or watch below !
Many people think of cats as solitary creatures. But, did you know that free-roaming colony cats have complex social relationships? Continue reading
Great post by my parents on the joys and sorrows of the cat-human relationship.
Twenty-six years ago this month a sixteen-year-old gray tabby cat named Sasha lay down on our bedspread and, content with the companionship of her lifelong friend and confidante Joan, closed her eyes and purred, consented to death, and left us behind.
We’ve owned cats most of our married life. But one cat has to be the first cat. The kitten you have when you are young, live in rented apartments, and are perpetually short of money. One day in 1973, during our second year of marriage, Greg asked Joan out of the blue, “Do you want a kitten?” Prone (sometimes) to quick decisions, Greg had decided the young household of two needed a feline companion. Joan, although with no previous experience of cats, was, as per usual, game to try this idea out. So, off we went, prospective cat-owners, to inspect a litter of rambunctious kittens whose newly-arrived presence…
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Hello all! It has been awhile since my last post. Me and my girls have been busy moving across the United States! I have begun a new doctoral program in Animal Behavior specializing in cat behavior, cat cognition and the human-cat relationship.
If anyone is interested in checking out my Master’s thesis it can be found at this link: The Influence of Food Distribution and Relatedness on the Social Behaviours and Proximities of Free-Roaming Cats
Macy and Cecilia prepare for their cross-country trip!