Questions About Cats

what do cats use their tails for?
Questions About Cats

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 […]

Cat sleeping positions when sick
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Cat Sleeping Positions When Sick (and What They Mean!)

Lethargy is a common symptom of many different feline illnesses. While senior cats will naturally want to rest for longer than a young adult cat, the sleeping position that a cat assumes could be a sign of sickness. Curling in a ball or adopting the fetal position suggests that your cat is struggling to stay warm. A cat on its side may be finding it hard to breathe, or be attempting to relieve pressure on […]

Why Are My Cat’s Paws Always Cold?
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Why Are My Cat’s Paws Always Cold?

Cats have a higher body temperature than humans. When a feline jumps onto your lap, it can be a bit of a surprise when your cat’s paws feel cold to touch. It’s usually nothing to worry about, but it can sometimes mean that your cat is sick or injured. Constantly cold paws in cats are usually related to blood flow. The paws are always cold if a cat’s blood is not pumping throughout its body. […]

can cats and hamsters be friends?
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Do Cats Get Along with Hamsters?

Cats and hamsters are natural enemies. Hamsters are rodents and cats hunt/kill rodents. But whether these two small pets can ever live together in the same house depends on the safety measures taken by the owner. Cats don’t get along with hamsters. Cats are predators and hamsters are prey, so your cat’s instincts will tell it to kill the hamster. They can coexist if your hamster stays in its cage, and you don’t let the […]

do cats like ferrets?
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Do Cats Get Along with Ferrets?

Keeping pets of different kinds together can be difficult because they can fight. Both ferrets and cats are playful and territorial, so that’s a concern. Ferrets and cats like each other. They are both predator species, and not too dissimilar in size, so they shouldn’t fight often. They can even play and cuddle together. Give your cat and ferret their own spaces and feed them separately to prevent battles over territory. Cats like the company […]

how long will a scared cat hide?
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How to Get a Cat to Come Out of Hiding Outside

A cat that goes missing for days or doesn’t come home at night is a scary experience for an owner. In many cases, the cat is just hiding. Cats hide outdoors for many reasons. These range from play to a fear-based response. The easiest way to coax a cat out of hiding is by appealing to its instincts and senses. Many cats will find the smell of food irresistible when hungry. If your cat is […]