Questions About Cats

embarrassed cats
Questions About Cats

Can Cats Feel Embarrassed? (Pooping, Falls, Farting, Puke, Laughed At)

If a cat falls, it may immediately look around to see if anyone saw what happened. Owners interpret behaviors like these to mean that cats can feel embarrassment, but scientists seem to disagree. Feeling embarrassed is a complex emotion that requires a sense of self that cats lack. But a cat’s behavior can suggest that it feels shame. Cats also have the part of the brain that humans have which processes embarrassment, but it’s smaller. […]

do cats forgive and forget?
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Do Cats Hold Grudges or Forgive Easily?

Questioning if cats hold grudges is akin to asking the same question about humans. Every cat has its own personality. Some cats are laid-back and playful, others are more cautious, unforgiving and cantankerous. If your cat trusts you, it won’t hold a grudge. An apology/treat after stepping on a cat’s tail will mean that your actions will soon be forgotten. Cats have long memories when it comes to repeated mistreatment and abuse. A cat will […]

do cats recognize siblings?
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Do Cats Know They’re Related?

Cats have big litters, so kittens have lots of brothers and sisters. And mothers care for their kittens for a long time. But whether they recognize each other once they are separated is less clear. Cats understand that they’re related based on their scent. Mothers treat their kittens differently to kittens of other cats, and siblings get along well even once they grow up. That’s why adopting littermates is a good idea. But, if the […]

can cat littermates have different fathers?
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Can Kittens from Same Litter Have Different Fathers?

Cats in the same litter can have different colors, patterns, sizes, and even breeds. The only explanation is that the kittens have different fathers. Cat litters can have more than one father due to superfecundation. Female cats’ egg production is induced by mating. When the female produces multiple eggs, and mates multiple times, the eggs can be fertilized by different fathers. The kittens are born in the same litter. What makes this possible is the […]

do cats like bearded dragons?
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Do Cats Get Along with Bearded Dragons?

You want to get a bearded dragon, but aren’t sure if it’ll get along with your cat. Provided that precautions are taken, cats and bearded dragons can coexist, and are even known to show affection towards each other. Cats and bearded dragons can become friends. They play together, sit next to, and chase each other. However, they can also get into fights, so they shouldn’t be left unattended. You must keep your bearded dragon in […]

what do cats use their tails for?
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Do Cats Have Control Over Their Tails?

The tail is a crucial part of feline anatomy. Cats use their tails to retain balance and communicate mood. This means that a cat has complete control over its tail, unless it’s damaged or injured in some way. Cats control their tail movement. Most movements of the tail mean that your cat is trying to tell you something. The tail may twitch while it sleeps, but a cat that’s waking up should not have spasms […]