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The toy is highly challenging, which is perfect for your constantly curious cats. They’ll having a good time trying to figure out how to get balls out of the disc, as the balls spin around the discs.
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As a cat owner, you may have noticed that your feline friend would often bump their heads against you. It’s certainly a peculiar behavior and would make you ask “What are you doing there little buddy?” It may even startle you sometimes, making you wonder “Is there something wrong with my cat?
As a cat owner, you may have noticed that your feline friend would often bump their heads against you. It’s certainly a peculiar behavior and would make you ask “What are you doing there little buddy?” It may even startle you sometimes, making you wonder “Is there something wrong with my cat?”
Now, before you press the panic button and go visit a vet, calm down for a bit. A cat’s head bumping is something that you shouldn’t worry about because it’s a social behavior. A manner that your feline companion only shows to a select few.
The act of bumping their heads on a human, a dog, or another cat, means that they consider these individuals as their friends, or at least a part of their social circle. It is a cat’s way of expressing affection towards another being other than itself. Cats are creatures that doesn’t want anyone, or anything, invading their personal space. The very act of them being the one to snuggle in close and head bunt means they’re very comfortable and familiar with you.
Leaving a Trail of Their Scent
Just like dogs, cats use scents to either attract, or repel, creatures. They use scent for marking territories, communicating and social interaction. They basically use it everyday to track food, to locate where to relieve themselves, to hunt for mice, etc. Now here’s the fun part: their scent glands are located on their chin skin, paw pads, tail, lips, cheeks, and you guessed it, forehead.
Scent also helps them feel safer, and more acquainted, with their surroundings. A place that has their scent all over it means that this location, this area, is somewhere they usually reside in. This site is a like den, a shelter, or a home. It’d be faster for them to identify family members, and friends, this way too, since you’ll be covered in their scent.
On a Whole New Level
If you want to get really intimate with its meaning, like cellular-level-intimate, then you’ll be happy to know that head bunting is very important for a cat. Touch plays a huge role in their lives because their bodies have sensory cells that are very sensitive. If they often rub their body against you, or frequently head bunts you, that means that your furry friend connects with you on an intimate level.
This answers the question as to why they’re constantly tripping you over because they’re trying to head bunt your ankles. This also explains why they suddenly jump on top of you when you’re laying down in bed. It means that they want to be as close to you as possible, feeling every sensation and touch that you have to offer.
Cats have a very unique way of showing affection. Head bunting is one of those ways that means they just want to get close to you. That they want to bond, they wants to share its scent and they wants to give you some love.
There is no shortage of cat-themed superheroes but did you know that your cats paws already perform a myriad of amazing abilities?
While it is true, a cat’s claws and paws are often the center of cat-owning nightmares. Whether it’s the destruction of furniture or painful scratches, these needlessly overshadow the cool things they do for your feline.
It’s in knowing these things that make declawing a truly horrendous practice and should never be an option (less intrusive alternatives exist anyway). That said, what exactly are the incredible feats that cat’s claws are known (besides ruining entire sofas).
- Claws and scent glands go hand-in-hand.
Clawing is one primary reason why your cat can mark its territory without peeing on it (no offense to dog owners). A cat’s scent glands are located right at the bottom of their paws and the scent is left on anything they scratch. Scents are a big deal because that is one of the more solid ways a cat can recognize you as a friend. The more it has its own scent around, the more at home it is going to feel.
It also shows that scratching is a single activity that serves two purposes. It lets a cat know where its home is (and who it shares it with) while also keeping their claws razor sharp to perform all kinds of feats.
- A claw’s single shape belies its multiple uses.
The curved shape of a cat’s claws are often feared for the pain they inflict but they are used for so much more. It allows them to perform a swift kill on any pests they find (a handy trait that many cat owners can benefit from). It allows their paws to stay hooked onto prey like mice and ensures that any wriggling just kills the rodent faster once it’s been grabbed.
Alternatively, it also allows cats to hook themselves on rough surfaces like trees. If you have an outdoor cat and it loves to climb, then the claws will be the only lifeline it has. Declawing cuts that lifeline and you wouldn’t want that!
- Paw pads serve to give cat an extrasensory edge.
This is why cats generally don’t like their pads touched. Each pad contains a large concentration of nerve receptors. That means their paws can give them a sense of things that not even our own human hands and feet can easily detect.
Some of these include vibrations on the ground, the temperature of a surface and even the liveliness of items or prey being grasped. It can explain why cats have a really extraordinary sense of balance and an uncanny instinct for sensing other creatures.
- Claws and paws are engineered for stealth.
When you really look at it, a cat’s claw is an incredible example of nature’s engineering. The clawed feet of lizards and dinosaurs may look more intimidating at first glance but these claws make too much noise when they walk! In contrast, a cat’s claws retract to a point that only their pads touch the surface.
The cushioning effect of the pads plus a cat’s natural tendency towards balance really cancels out any noise their footfalls will make. It really augments their inclinations as stealthy predators and could explain why your cat doesn’t make any noise outside its occasional meowing.
So as you can see, the power in a cat’s claws and paws is a vital part of their biology and their being. Don’t underestimate them or damage them! They are a gift to your cat as your cat is a gift to you.
Despite their growing connections with gamers, programmers and other tech-savvy introverts, there are those who think computer and cat ownership is a disaster waiting to happen.
Sadly, they are not entirely wrong. Without precaution, a cat can do a lot of serious damage regardless if you have a desktop PC or a laptop. Cats that sit on keyboards might leave hair between the keys. The worst-case scenario is when cats spill liquids (usually from mugs or even their own urine) that cause serious damage to computers.
On the bright side, this isn’t any different from the usual dangers of cats knocking over other things in general. Therefore, the solution to having a cat in the same house as a computer isn’t all that different.
Step 1. Keep your cat off the desk/laptop as much as you can.
Unless you are taking that one silly picture of your cat sitting in front of your screen, it should be kept as far from it as possible. This will ensure any hair from falling through the keys and decreases the chances of your cat knocking anything over.
Some cat owners accomplish this by having a locked computer time in a room where the cat can’t enter. Others train their cat to stay off or even set a special space nearby where a cat can just jump on instead.
Step 2. Train cats to stay away from wires.
If it is just too difficult to keep your cat away, then train them to keep off the wires. Things like these can be tempting for curious kitties, leading to situations where they will attempt to paw, bite and tangle the wires.
Alternatively, you can also organize the wires by bunching them up and putting them further out of your cat’s reach (or at least protect them from scratches).
Step 3. Balance computer time with play time.
Naturally, you don’t want your cat thinking that you have neglected it in favor of playing games or working on your desk. Take a break from the screen and play with it for a while! While cats generally don’t need as much physical affection as dogs, it is a good call all the same.
It also extends to your usual duties of feeding cats and cleaning out their litter box. Some cats might actually rebel if they make a connection between disrupting your computer time with getting your attention.
Step 4. Make a habit of completely turning the computer off.
Owners should not underestimate the warmth of a running computer from the perspective of a cat. In cool and air-conditioned rooms, the warmth of a running unit can be very tempting for cats to next to.
Always keep your units off as much as possible. This will discourage cats from developing the habit of keeping themselves warm by it.
You’d think people would share fewer cat pictures on the internet if our furry friends were such a hazard to computers. But with the right precautions and a little common sense, owning both is hardly a big dilemma.
Much like cats and the internet, another feline phenomenon of the 21st century is the budding connection between gamers and cats.
It’s hard to say whether this was due to the internet cat craze but the fact remains: A lot of gamers seem to also have cats. Cats are often the most prevalent pets being discussed in gaming boards and forums. Memes of cats playing with controllers or swiping screens during play are abundant. (There is even a dedicated webcomic to a literal gamer cat!)
Why is this? Is there a deep psychological reason? A type of metaphysical connection between cats and gamer identify? Or maybe, it’s something a lot simpler and practical.
In this post, we’ll cover a little bit of each and how the unique and lovable nature of cats endears itself to the video game subculture.
#1. Cats are low maintenance.
Let’s start with something practical: cats are arguably more low-maintenance than dogs. A well-trained and well-treated cat doesn’t need walks outside. They use their litter box to near perfection. Their natural tendency towards self-grooming means bathtime is more of a unique occasion than a regular routine.
For a gamer, pets like that are a massive boon. It means more time to play and less time cleaning up. All the while, they still have something cute and fluffy to cuddle during their salty moments.
#2. A cat’s independent streak is something gamers relate to.
The idea that cats have a sass and independent personality of their own is something a lot of gamers can relate to. Sure it might lead to some frustrating moments of getting cats off the keyboard or playing with wires. But maybe to solve this dilemma, perhaps give them a fun cat toy they can occupy themselves with.
But ultimately, it reflects the kind of personality that characterizes gamers themselves. They don’t always fit in. They tend to be introverts (much like cats). Plus, while they can get along with others, they still maintain some degree of freedom outside other people’s influence.
#3. Cats help to further de-stress.
As hinted in #1, having a cat around helps manage stress, which is something that players can have a lot of even while they are playing. Sometimes a match can get too competitive or a puzzle gets too vexing.
With a cat around, gamers essentially get an additional dose of de-stressing that compliments the hobby they enjoy. They are also a big help for players who need some form of lighter, interpersonal interaction. Unlike foul-tempered opponents or teammates, cats don’t talk back or argue if you simply handle them right.
The seemingly unlikely connection between gaming and cat-ownership is starting to grow evident. It has reached a point that even game developers and programmers are part of the deal. There are also more than a handful of independent game studios who have cats as their office mascots.
Then again, why shouldn’t this be the case? Both cats and gamer culture share very strong common points of interest. Their low maintenance needs, independent streak and soothing presence are all wondrous compliments to the lifestyle of many players.