When answering what size litter box does a cat need, most sources use statements like, “it depends on your cat’s preferences,” “it depends on your cat’s size,” “the larger, the better if you're to avoid litter box problems”, and similar. Of course, they are right, it does depend on many things, yet there is also a straightforward approach. In most cases, the desired … [Read more...] about What size litter box does your cat need?
Purring is one of the most famous sounds that cats make. After constant, loud meowing, that is. Usually, we think of purring as a sign of calmness and contentedness. But what is going on, and why do cats purr? Let’s find out! From an evolutionary perspective, purring may appear wrong on the surface. Animals need to survive. To survive means to find food and not to become … [Read more...] about Why do cats purr?
Have you decided you want a cat in your life? We already discussed good places to get a kitten, however, have you considered adopting an adult cat? There are several advantages to choosing an adult cat, as you will see in the list below. At the same time, getting a kitten is the obvious choice for most cat owners. Let's find out which is better: getting a kitten or an … [Read more...] about Adult cat vs kitten: things to consider when getting a cat
Do you know at what age a kitten can leave its mother? When a breeder shows you a five-week-old kitten and says you can take him home right after you make the payment, would you believe? Well, this isn't really a good breeder. In standard conditions, a kitten can leave its mother at 12 weeks of age; it should never leave its mother before it is 8 weeks old. Wondering … [Read more...] about At what age can a kitten leave its mother and littermates
In our previous article, we encouraged you to ask several questions before making your decision to get a kitten. Hopefully, you have made up your mind and are ready. But before that, you must learn what are the places where you could get a good and healthy kitten. Are shelters right places to go, are reputable breeders only ones who can guarantee that their kittens will be … [Read more...] about Where to get a good and healthy kitten?
Who is more intelligent, cats or dogs? Most people will say, without hesitation, that dogs are. They are easier to train, help defuse bombs, search for victims, and aid disabled people with their household chores. Cats can help you remember to feed them. If we need to answer in one word, then we'd say yes, cats are smart. They can follow human gestures, manipulate human … [Read more...] about Can we understand how intelligent cats are?
Have you ever visited a litter of kittens in order to adopt one, and then, without an apparent explanation, your heart has told you to take two? Two kittens or one? What should you decide? Well, no-one could blame you for it — we all have been there. The great news is that it's a good idea! If you think you are truly ready for a cat in your life, there are many … [Read more...] about Four reasons to get two kittens instead of one
Do you want to stop your cat from scratching the door at night? Everyone should have the right to have a healthy, undisturbed sleep at night. Yet as soon as you close the door, the cat starts to scratch at them and meow with an unbelievable intensity. Eventually, it ruins your night, not even talking about the scratches damaging your door. The cat usually ends up being let … [Read more...] about How to stop a cat from scratching bedroom door at night
Stress is one of the most popular reasons for health and behavior problems in cats. The most effective solution is to find the source of the stress and take steps to minimize its impact. In this article, you will learn what the most common causes of stress in cats are, and how to avoid them, or, at least, minimize their impact on your pet. New experience. New things … [Read more...] about Things that stress your cat and what to do about it
The best place for a cat litter box is a location that meets several requirements. Cat owners often understand their expectations about where to keep the box. Yet they sometimes forget to think of what the cat wants. Unfortunately, quite often, these interests collide. For example, people love to have small boxes that are out of sight, whereas cats, instinctively, … [Read more...] about What is the best place for a cat litter box?