Cats are unique, uncanny, and interesting creatures. But did you know there's an inbuilt reason behind many of a cat's actions. Understanding what these natural behaviors are and where they come from can help you become an even better cat owner.
Have you ever gotten up in the middle of the night and saw that your cat was wide awake? Cats are by nature “night owls”. Years ago cats hunted at night to evade predators. Cats are very capable of being aware of motion in minimal lighting.
Another unique characteristic of a cat is rubbing. He/she will rub his/her body on your leg, furniture, anything new in the house, and even visitors, This is because a cat is quite territorial. Your feline is basically marking his/her territory by putting her scent on her environment. In years gone by, cats would use their scent to caution other cats to steer clear of their area.
Cats are autonomous, independent and can entertain themselves with no trouble for hours on end... As a cat owner, it's significant to understand this natural fact. Give her/him space and remember; it all can be traced back to the hunting habits of early cats.
Yes, cats do stalk their food. This action can more than likely have originated by watching his/her mother. Felines have to learn everything about survival before he/she leaves mom and this includes hunting techniques such as stalking.
Cats are survivors, and they have their instincts to thank. Your cat also has you to thank.