Discover 17 Cat  Behaviors to             Decode

Purring Although purring is something almost every cat does, we don't know much about why cats make this sound when compared to other sounds they make (like hissing or chirping). Purring can have many meanings.

Showing its belly Here's a familiar scenario: Max, your sweet puppy, stretches out and displays his fuzzy belly. This makes it tempting to give him a pat or affectionate scritch. This is met with a rescinded offering, perhaps even a batting or light bite. It's quite strange cat behavior! 

Wagging its tail It's not the same joy you feel when a cat " wails" its tail as when a happy dog wails. It could be the exact opposite. "A cat tail wag could be more of an alarm," Thrashing your tail usually means "Stop doing what you're doing, or I will get mad at you and bite you." 

Napping Perhaps you have noticed that your cat likes to nap and seems to sleep all day. This is an evolutionary advantage that allows them to conserve energy while hunting. The domestic cat doesn't need to hunt but the genetics remain." 

Chirping Other than purring and meowing, chirping is another common noise for cats. Your cat might chirp when it sees a bird, or greets another feline. The chirp of a cat is usually a sign that it is hunting instincts activated when it spots a bird, bug or mouse. 

Rising early Cats are known to be active at night and get the zoomies in the morning. You may want to sleep in this time, but cats are naturally active at dawn. 

Knocking things over You've probably seen a cat batting at something on a table if you've ever spent time with them. It could be a glass of water or your phone. This is normal cat behavior, even though it's a bit funny and maddening. 

Scratching furniture Cats must keep their claws clean and neat, just like you do with your nails. Cats can scratch their claws in one of many ways. 

Licking you Another behavior that you might have observed in cats is their rough tongue licking your . To show affection and care, a cat will lick its humans. She says that if your cat licks you, it is creating a special social connection with you. This licking behavior is a natural part of kittenhood. Mama cats lick their kittens to show affection and groom them.

Licking itself Cats also love to lick you - a lot! Cats are self-cleaning creatures and have impressive grooming habits. The essential grooming tools for cats are saliva, rough, barbed tongues, and paws. You don't have to worry about giving your cat a bath or grooming it like you would for a dog. Cats only require a bath in very rare circumstances. 

Bringing dead animals (or toys) Your mind is elsewhere and you're concentrating on your business. But your cat comes running up to you and makes strange noises. It may be her favorite toy, but cats can also bring dead insects, rodents and birds to their owners if they are lucky. 

Meowing Scientists have discovered more than a dozen different meows cats make. Each one has its own meaning. While kittens use meows to communicate their feelings with their mothers, grown cats use them to communicate with people. 

Chewing cord Cats are playful creatures and love to play with cords, strings, and ribbons. They don't mean to be dangerous or destructive, but the cords are easily accessible. You can get cord covers at pet shops. 

Going outside the litterbox The litter box is what cats prefer. They are wired since kittenhood to "cover up" their urine and pee. If they go outside, it could be a sign that there is something wrong. You could find them unhappy with the litter box's location or the type of litter they use. They may prefer it cleaner, just as they prefer to use a clean restroom. 

Kneading Cat kneading can be called many things: making biscuits and playing the piano, mash potatoes, sleeping, marching, etc. This cat behavior is adorable, no matter how you call it. This cat behavior is not only adorable, but there's a reason. "This behavior is about comfort and love.

Eating gra Your cat can eat all the delicious kibble available, so what's the deal with grass? It's not something we fully understand (the same applies for dogs eating grass). Experts have their theories. One theory is that they do it to soothe their stomachs, which can cause gastrointestinal upset and even hairballs. 

Rubbing This is one of those cat behavior that every cat parent has probably seen many times, but is not sure what it is. Although cats will rub on objects in your house, they can also rub on you. What does this all mean? Dr. Kass believes that they are marking their territory and this includes you. "Cats have unique scent glands that deposit identifying odors on objects they rub against.