13 Strange Cat Behaviors Explained

#5 Cats Feline Kneading

Beautiful white Cat Feline Kneading

One of your kitten’s pleasing moments is when he starts massaging you with his paw; this reminds him of when he was a breastfed small cute little kitten; as he used to pressure his mom’s mammary glands in order for the milk to rush out.

When your kitten does this, he either loves you, as you brought him back to those beautiful days when he was being nursed. Some other behaviorists claim that he’s releasing the pressure that way and seeking to remain peaceful.

In both cases you need to be flattered that you make him remember his cute mommy!

#6 If I Fits, I Sits

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You probably have spent some dollars to buy your kitten’s crib, well here’s to your deception mate!

By now you should have noticed that your kid kitten has a strange cat behavior as he prefers to sit in the box the crib came in rather than the fancy crib itself! Well here’s the thing about cats: they like to sleep and sit in tight tiny places probably hugging together and lying one on top of the other if you have more than one.

Well if your kitten were in the wilderness, he wouldn’t survive if he were sitting in large open spaces. That would make him an easy target to his hunters. Thus, kittens feel intact and protected in tiny places.

They also have tendency to stay in a concealing position for long periods of time. And small places to lie in are exactly what they need to actually stay steal and watch what’s going on around from a long distance.

#7 Cat Eyes

One moment your kitten is starring eagerly at you, two minutes later he’s just ignoring you. What in the world is wrong with him?
The answer is: nothing!

When your kitten is giving you that intense look he probably wants to grab your attention to a situation or to somebody who’s alerting him. In this case, the best thing you can do is avoiding confronting his look, as he could interpret it as a treat and might prepare to attack you.

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In the other hand we have the slow wink of his eyes or as the behaviorist named it “kitten kisses”. It’s his way of saying that he loves you and that you earned his trust. If you slowly wink back at him he would probably drown you with kitten kisses.

#8 Kitty Litter Fail

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As a cat owner yourself, you probably already confronted the urinating outside the litter box issue.

In order to solve the problem and allow the bond between you two get even stronger, you need to find out the reasons lying behind this clumsy behavior.

Improper cat’s littering can have many reasons; some can be related to medicine, some others to the behavior.

Frequent medicinal causes:

  • Urinary system deficiency, like the cystitis, contamination, improper urinating system.
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, obstipation or the anal gland affliction.
  • Ache and annoyance, arthritis is included and so is every agony influencing the nerves, the muscles or the joints.

Frequent behavioral causes:

  • The dread and the tension that are caused by another pet or by modifications inside the home (having a new baby, having people over…)
  • The positioning and the sustenance choices of the litter box.

Understanding cat behavior requires patience and can sometimes give you a rough time, so instead of guessing what reasons could be behind this behavior, a veterinarian would do a much better job in this matter.

When many people think that their little kitten baby is doing it on purpose and playing the villain little child, he might just be trying to avoid feeling the pain every time he has to go to the litter box.

#9 2 a.m Zoomies & Cat Calls

How do you feel when you finally fall asleep and you get roughly awaken by the sound of your kitten running and making all kind of noises in the hallways of your house? Or when your fur ball in mewling in every corner of the house when you desperately need to get some good quality sleep?

Almost all the indoor kitties have an enormous energy that needs to be discharged. Add to the pile, their tendency of hunting in the dark. The perfect combination for you to say your farewells to the sleep during the night!

In order to regain the chance to sleep like most people during the night, we advise you to exercise your kitten very well during the day in a regular basis, to reduce the energy level during the night, also it’s preferable to give him his last meal in the day right before you go to sleep to avoid any eventual hunting adventures and last but not least provide him with a food puzzle to keep him busy the entire night.

However, let’s not neglect that if your kitten is an elder, the permanent sounds he make may indicate the presence of more serious issues, we advise you in this case to see his vet as soon as possible.

#10 Ear-Itation

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Sometimes you notice that your kitten doesn’t stop moving his ears in all directions, this strange cat behavior might need a special attention from you as it could be a sign of stress or disturbance. Nevertheless, if your kitten’s ear is a bit sharp and upstanding, then he’s just being attentive and listening carefully to the sounds around him.

#11 Rolling Around


Your cat lying on his back before you, which leaves him defenseless, certainly means that you have his complete trust. You should be happy that your relationship made it to this level!

Also he might want you to play with him a little, so cease the moment and enjoy!

#12 Oh You’re Using That?

Whatever you have in your house and whatever it is that you’re doing, is it reading an article in a magazine or reading a book or working on your computer or just folding your clean laundry?

There comes fluffy with all his cuteness, to settle exactly where your eyes and your whole attention are at that moment. In his mind this would give him more chances to get your love.

Furthermore, he’s marking you and your things with his smell as part of his personal area.

#13 Give it a break!

Sometimes and for no special reasons your kitten starts pushing things and watching them fall, it’s like he’s discovering the gravity for the first time of his life.

For a cat owner this strange cat behavior must annoy you and maybe make you angry at your cat. But wait, understanding cat’s behavior takes time! he’s not just trying to get on your nerves! Kittens are one of the most curious creatures in the planet, it’s their curiosity that makes them push things and watch them while breaking apart .

Sometimes he could just be bored and trying to create some action!

To take him out of his boredom and maybe feed a little his curiosity you might want to consider playing with him new games or giving him new toys to provoke him and to make him leave your furniture in peace.

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