Cats are one of the most majestuous animals and were first domesticated by ancient Egyptians. Cats are smart, sneaky and very independent animals. At a short age, cats became one of my favorite animals and friends. I grew up with many cats; I loved caring for them so much that I became a little vet nurse and developed a special connection with cats. While I was growing up, I always had a keen interest in understanding their behavior, so I started reading about cats’ body language and cat-human relationships. Today I wanted to share a few interesting facts that will help you to understand your feline friend better.
#1 Cats purring is typical behavior and is due to different situations. When I was little, I thought cats only purr when they were either happy or excited, I was wrong, but they do purr due to the excitement. For example, when they sit in his/her owner’s lap or when they are fed. However, there are other reasons why cats purr that include fear, kitten-mother connection, wanting something, or stress. My cat purrs louder when I take him to the vet, which makes it harder to listen to his heart. But, purring helps to reduce stress and anxiety.
#2 Head-butting is another normal behavior in cats. This behavior has been considered a sign of affection. When your feline friend rubs her head against you, he is leaving his scent on you and marking you as part of them. Other similar behavior to head-butting is when your cats rub against your legs…he is once again marking territory. The scents released by your cat comes from glands around his mouth and chin.
#3 When your cat stares at you and slowly blinks it means that your cat loves and trusts you. Dr. Marty Becker said that this behavior is called “kitty kiss” and means a great sign of affection.