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How Do Cats Jump So High

How Do Cats Jump So High?

Few in the animal kingdom can match the all-around athleticism of the cat. Pound-for-pound, the various cat species are some of the strongest, fastest, and most agile creatures that exist. One example of their awesomeness is the cat’s ability to jump. How do cats jump so high? In this article we’ll cover the following: Cat […]

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Can Cats Kill Snakes

Can Cats Kill Snakes?

On a list of ultimate predators, cats and snakes would surely be near the top. From the largest lions and anacondas down to pygmy rattlesnakes and the tiny rusty-spotted cat, all are efficient hunters and masters of the kill. But, what happens when these two carnivores encounter each other? Can cats kill snakes? In this […]

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Why Do Cats Stare at You

Why Do Cats Stare at You?

All cat owners are familiar with this scene: you’re sitting on the couch, watching TV and minding your own business, when you get an eerie feeling that someone, or something, is watching you. You turn around, feeling a little anxious, only to realize that it’s not your imagination. Your cat is making total, unbreaking, eye […]

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Why Do Cats Have Nine Lives

Why Do Cats Have Nine Lives?

Most people have heard the adage “cats have nine lives.” Have you ever wondered if there is any factual basis to this old legend? The reality is that cats only have one life. But, as we will see below, truth is often stranger than fiction. In this article we’ll cover the following: The Origins of […]

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can cats swim

Can Cats Swim? – Everything You Need To Know

Cats are not known for their love of water. In fact, they’re famous for just the opposite! Cartoons, movies, books, and real life experience have all taught us that the vast majority of cats don’t like getting wet, hate baths, and dislike swimming. Disliking water aside, can cats swim? The truth is that most cats […]

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Why Do Kittens Cry

Why Do Kittens Cry?

If you’ve ever lived with a litter of kittens, you know they aren’t the silent little lambs that many people think they are. In fact, at even just a few days old, kittens can make quite a raucous. But, why do kittens cry? All the noise doesn’t stop once they’ve left their litter mates and […]

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What Do Cats Hate the Smell Of

What Do Cats Hate the Smell Of?

I don’t know about you, but my cats like what they like, and they hate what they hate. And, when it comes to smells, there are certain things most cats just don’t seem to care for. That’s why I’m answering the question of what do cats hate the smell of. In this article we’ll cover the […]

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Why Do Cats Use Scratching Posts

Why Do Cats Use Scratching Posts?

Cats love to scratch! Unfortunately for their human caretakers, though, they don’t always scratch where they’re supposed to. In order to protect their furniture and sanity, many cat owners opt to purchase a scratching post. These posts, usually made of wood or plastic then covered in a rough carpet-like material, provide the perfect outlet for […]

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Can Cats Learn Their Name

Can Cats Learn Their Name?

If you’re like most cat owners, you probably spend a decent amount of time chatting with your cat when you’re at home. It’s only a problem if we think they answer us, right? While our cats are unlikely to answer us verbally, our feline friends understand much more than we give them credit for. While […]

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How Do Cats Recognize Their Owners

How Do Cats Recognize Their Owners?

Have you ever wondered how your cat knows you’re you? In other words, how do they know you as a distinct person from your spouse, mom, brother, or a complete stranger? In this article we’ll cover the following; Cats and Their Senses, What You Need to Know Do Cats Recognize Us By Sight? Do Cats […]

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