Why do cats do that? Weird cat behaviors explained

Having a pet cat can be an incredibly rewarding experience. The cat is a friend waiting for you at home. In addition, owning a cat has health benefits such as reduced stress and anxiety. There are indeed many facts we don’t know about cats and their behaviour; thanks to scientists we are learning more about these facts.

Here are some of the strangest behaviours of cats along with their scientific explanations. If you have one or more cats at home, find out about them right away. You will no longer see your favourite pet in the same way.

Head-butting and rubbing

Cats often bump their forehead against their owner’s face, legs or forehead. When they do so, they do not try to fight. According to experts, cats do this to say hello to their favourite humans.

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A cat that acts like this trusts you and feels safe in your company. When cats rub against something or a person, they transfer pheromones to the individual or object to mark it as a trusted territory. Experts call this behaviour the Bunting. From now on, be proud of the way you breed your cat if he or she often adopts this behaviour.

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