9 Strange Cat Behaviors Explained. Have you seen this yet?
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In this video, we will talk about 9 strange things cats do and explain the meanings behind them. Why do cats raise their butt when you pet them Stroke a cat at the base of their tail, and they are likely to stick their butt up in the air. The base of a cat’s tail is an erogenous zone with lots of nerve endings. So many cats enjoy being pet or scratched by a trusted person in this region. Interestingly enough, cats also adopt this posture when they are in heat and ready to mate. Female cats that are in heat often become more affectionate and drop into this position every time you pet them. Why do cats cover their faces when they sleep More often than not, cats cover their faces while they sleep to keep their noses and bodies warmer. By covering their faces with their paws or curling up tightly into a ball, your feline friend can reduce the amount of heat that is lost as they sleep. Cats also cover their eyes as a way to block out the light. Why does your cat lick you and then bite you If your cat licks then bites you out of the blue, then you might be in the presence of a love bite. Cats often bite to show affection. But only with gentle and more controlled nibbles. Some cats bite you as part of their grooming behavior. When felines clean each other, they lick and nibble to ensure thorough hygiene, meaning it is completely normal for our cats to bite us a little when grooming us. But remember, if you are actively petting your cat and they give your finger a lick or two, and then a nice chomp, it might be that they have had enough of your pets and are overstimulated. Overstimulation happens when you touch your cat in areas they don’t like or when you pet them for extended periods of time. After some time, something that they might have found enjoyable turns frustrating and results in a little bite. This is your cat’s warning signal to stop petting them. Why cats keep changing their sleeping spots A study published in Applied Animal Behavior Science surveyed 1,177 cats and found that on average cats had 5 preferred sleeping places. It is survival instinct for cats to regularly change their sleeping location. Cats in the wild frequently move their nests and colonies to avoid detection from predators. Cats also sleep in different locations to enjoy privacy, regulate their body temperature, and to avoid stressful experiences. Many cats prefer sleeping far enough from litter and food to avoid strong or direct smells. Why some cats over-vocalize If you have got a cat that over-vocalizes, there are several reasons for it. The most common cause of excessive vocalization is attention-seeking. Many cats learn to meow to signal their wish to go outside, be fed, initiate play, or even get you to talk to them.