They’re out-of-the-box thinkers. They’re your precious cats. Ever wonder what is going on inside their heads when they do some peculiar things. Luckily for you, we are diving into some of the most common cat behaviors and explaining what they really mean.
Have you ever been sitting on the couch and your cat oddly comes over and head-butts you? This is actually common amongst cat pawrents. This unique behavior is called “bunting” and refers to the way a cat presses and rubs its head on objects. Another term for describing similar behavior is allorubbing. This is the way cats rub their entire bodies against another feline companion, human, or even your family pup. Research has found that this move is done to mark you with their scent and claim you as theirs. Now if that doesn’t showcase ultimate loyalty, we don’t know what will!
Presenting Their Butt
Speaking of “butts”, do you ever wonder why your fur baby comes up and presents its tail to your face? Us too! If your cat’s tail is excited and raised, that is perfectly normal. The elevated tail movement signals that your cat feels secure and loved. When done to another feline, this is them graciously saying “I’m ok”, giving the butt sniff option as a gesture. While this may sound off-putting, the great thing about it is you don’t have to mirror those actions. Scratching a cat in their favorite spot ignites the receivers in their brain that you are feeling the love.
Every kitty poops. Simple as that. Surprisingly, cats can communicate most with their litter box. Commonly inherited behavior, you can have two types of poopers. The one where they hide their business to cover their excitement, leaving you to find a not so special surprise. Then there’s the cat that likes to have their business on display. Those cats that choose the latter, are actually being territorial in nature, leaving it unburied to claim their territory. Whichever way your kitten chooses, just know both are totally natural.
RSF- Resting Sneer Face:
If you are wondering what those crazy noises/reactions are that appear when another cat is present or felt, you aren’t alone. Known commonly as sneering, you will never see this action come your way, as it is a way cats react to their peers. Think of a look you give someone when you are confused or even the alleged RBF, this is their version of that. The technical term for sneering, the flehmen response, is used when cats pick up pheromones that other cats have left behind. This awkward motion causes the cat’s lips to curl up.
Rolling In The Deep!
Picture this, you’re watching your cat flip, turn, toss, and roll all over the floor making their way towards you. This funny image is what makes us love our cats the most, but did you know this is them showing you love right back? This behavior is another way that a cat can let you know they feel safe. However, it’s more commonly displayed when they want attention. So the next time you see them stop, drop and roll, lean down and give them extra pats and scratches.
Now that you know the whys and whats of your cat’s questionable behaviors, you can rest easy and enjoy the funny moments of life. Make sure to tag us in them on Instagram so we can follow your journey!