8 Weird Cat Behaviors Explained 

8 Weird Cat Behaviors Explained

Is your cat's behavior perplexing and frustrating you, leading you to believe you're the only one with such a crazy cat? You are not alone, and your cat, surprisingly, may be considered completely normal. Learn about 10 unusual cat behaviors, why cats show them, and how you can learn to live with them—or even enjoy your eccentric kitty's antics.

1.Rolling and flipping

Is your cat prone to flipping—that is, throwing itself on the ground at your feet and rolling? Is it under the influence of catnip, or is it something else? When your cat rolls over, it usually means that he or she is feeling safe and wants some attention from you. Your cat can also use its scent to mark the area, claiming your space as its own.

2.Introducing Their Butt

Isn't it enough that kitty requests a scratch while posing in an elevator butt pose? What's the big deal about it putting its tail in your face? Your cat's behavior is kitty-correct and a backhanded compliment. A raised tail indicates to another cat that your cat is secure and is graciously offering a butt sniff. It's like receiving a hug and kiss from a friend when your cat does this to you. The good news is that you don't have to reciprocate by sniffing your cat's behind. Instead, you can pet or scratch your cat where it prefers.

3.Poop Covering

This is something that all cats do. Unless they don't? Cats communicate a lot in the litter box, and sometimes they want to display their (ahem) potty graffiti for all to see. Domestic cats have long been encouraged to cover their excrement, and cats learn litter box etiquette from their mothers. A cat, on the other hand, may leave it unburied in order to claim territory.

4.Food Covering 

Everyone is familiar with finicky cats. In addition, some cats express their gustatory preferences by covering up the food bowl. If your cat covers its food after eating some of it, this could be an instinctive behavior, as wild felines cache their food to keep it safe from predators. After eating, your kitten or cat may scratch around its food bowl or find shredded paper to cover it up.

5.Chewing Plastic

You get home from the grocery store and your cat is licking the plastic bags before you can say "Scat!" Some cats will even eat plastic if they are not caught in time. While teething, kittens may chew on anything and may develop a preference for the texture of plastic that they will carry into adulthood. In addition, the cat may enjoy the taste of the bag. Plastic, on the other hand, can be a choking hazard or cause intestinal obstruction, so you should discourage it by providing safe chew toys.

6.Eating Grass

Do your cats consume greens? Cats are carnivores, but they also benefit from trace nutrients found in grass and other greenery. They would get these nutrients in the wild by eating the intestinal contents of their prey.

7.Winking at you

Is your cat flirting with you when it "winks" at you? That could be one interpretation of kitty eye communication, also known as a cat kiss. A slow cat-eye blink is an excellent compliment. It is a non-threat signal that cats use with each other as well as humans with whom they are at ease. You can send the same signal to your cat by closing and then opening your eyes slowly. Your cat will almost certainly return the cat-kiss eye blink.

8.Head Butting

Bunting—that strange way your cat head-butts you—is a characteristic of cats. Bunting is a technical term that refers to the way a cat presses and rubs its head against objects. Allorubbing is another technical term for the way cats rub their bodies against another cat, a human, or even a trusted family dog. This is done to imprint their scent on you and claim you as their own.

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