mobi-logo.jpg


Privacy | About | Contact


Recent Curiosities

cat-eye-pupil-contracted.jpg

What Do Cat's See?

Cats have tremendous eyesight, as any well-adapted carnivore should, but they see differently than humans. You may not realize it, but your cat's eyes are only slightly smaller than your own, even though his body and head is so much smaller than yours.

Read on...

cat-with-catnip-plant.jpg

Why Do Cats Love Catnip?

Ever seen your cat get high? If you've ever given your cat some catnip or let her play with a catnip toy, then you have probably enjoyed the amusing "drunken" antics that occurred shortly afterwards.

Read on...

yawning-cat.jpg

Is One Cat Year Really Equal to Seven Human Years?

We often measure pet years in human terms, especially when it comes to our dogs or our beloved cats. It is an easy heuristic to help us understand the life expectancy of our cat. The most frequent way of stating this rule of thumb is that "seven cat years equals one human year." Is this accurate?

Read on...

stray-cat.jpg

Do Domestic Cats Living Outside Really Become Feral?

The word feral refers to a domestic animal that has escaped or been freed from its domesticated state and returned to an outdoor or natural environment, and so has reverted to a wild state. Does a former house cat who ends up living outdoors really become a wild animal?

Read on...

cute-kittens-in-basket.jpg

How Early Should Cats Be Handled By Humans?

Cats are more aloof compared to dogs. They do like to spend more time alone than dogs. But how they behave towards their humans has much to do with just how young they are when they are handled by humans. This very important period in a house cats life is called the socialization period. The question is, how early should this be?

Read on...

cute-kitten-in-litter-box.jpg

Why Do Cats Bury Their Poop?

We accept that most cats will know exactly what to do with a litter box. And its true. Most of the time, all you have to do is show them where the litter box is and they are good to go.

Read on...

cat-eye-pupil-contracted.jpg

What Do Cat's See?

Cats have tremendous eyesight, as any well-adapted carnivore should, but they see differently than humans. You may not realize it, but your cat's eyes are only slightly smaller than your own, even though his body and head is so much smaller than yours.

Read on...

cat-with-catnip-plant.jpg

Why Do Cats Love Catnip?

Ever seen your cat get high? If you've ever given your cat some catnip or let her play with a catnip toy, then you have probably enjoyed the amusing "drunken" antics that occurred shortly afterwards.

Read on...

yawning-cat.jpg

Is One Cat Year Really Equal to Seven Human Years?

We often measure pet years in human terms, especially when it comes to our dogs or our beloved cats. It is an easy heuristic to help us understand the life expectancy of our cat. The most frequent way of stating this rule of thumb is that "seven cat years equals one human year." Is this accurate?

Read on...

stray-cat.jpg

Do Domestic Cats Living Outside Really Become Feral?

The word feral refers to a domestic animal that has escaped or been freed from its domesticated state and returned to an outdoor or natural environment, and so has reverted to a wild state. Does a former house cat who ends up living outdoors really become a wild animal?

Read on...

cute-kittens-in-basket.jpg

How Early Should Cats Be Handled By Humans?

Cats are more aloof compared to dogs. They do like to spend more time alone than dogs. But how they behave towards their humans has much to do with just how young they are when they are handled by humans. This very important period in a house cats life is called the socialization period. The question is, how early should this be?

Read on...

cute-kitten-in-litter-box.jpg

Why Do Cats Bury Their Poop?

We accept that most cats will know exactly what to do with a litter box. And its true. Most of the time, all you have to do is show them where the litter box is and they are good to go.

Read on...


More Articles for the Cat Curious

Can Cats Taste Food the Same as Humans?

02 Feb 2017 20:53

Since cats can be so very finicky about what they eat, you would think they have a highly refined palate and a refined sense of taste. Just as they can smell more than we humans, must they also be more attuned to the tastes in foods? Or, don't they at least have the same basic level of taste perception as we do?…

Read More.



Do Cats Play with Prey Because They Are Sadistic?

21 Nov 2016 02:21

You will notice something about people who dislike cats. They are quick to point out when a cat person is anthropomorphizing but unable to recognize when they themselves are doing it. This is a function of confirmation bias, to name but one cognitive heuristic that clogs our thinking. So, to wonder is a cat is sadistic, is to assign human motivations and feelings to it. Yet, many of us have seen a cat seem to play with a mouse before killing it. It's as if the cat is delighting in torturing the poor little creature before finally dispatching it. So, are cats sadistic?…

Read More.



Can Domestic Cats Survive On Their Own?

05 Nov 2016 20:00

A widespread belief about cats is that they are not really domesticated, but are rather still wild animals that only tolerate or exploit human beings for resources. This belief is usually only harbored by those who have never lived with a cat, but even some cat lovers may have read that cats are only partly domesticated. Whether or not cats are "fully domesticated" is a complex question which depends greatly on how we define domestication….

Read More.



Should You Use a Covered Litter Box?

05 Jun 2016 19:46

Lots of people imagine that a covered litter box makes kitty feel safer when they are using it. It's a nice cozy place there they can have privacy, and feel protected. That's the rationalization, but the practical reason for using a covered box is because the enclosure helps control odor and the high sides help contain litter and urine spray….

Read More.



How Often Should You Scoop a Cat's Litter Box?

05 Jun 2016 18:44

So you've been scooping your cat's litter box every couple of days? And it's a stinky mess? And, what's more, it's a royal pain in the butt? You've already discovered, then, that once every couple of days is not enough….

Read More.



How Much Litter Do You Need in A Cat's Litter Box?

05 Jun 2016 17:58

How much kitty litter to use is a fairly common question. I must admit, though, that I was prompted to write this explanation after seeing Jackson Galaxy on "My Cat From Hell" talking about how much cat litter to use. This guy…does he just make stuff up? (That would be yes, it seems so)….

Read More.



Why Do Cats Wiggle Their Butts Before Pouncing?

05 Jun 2016 17:02

The wiggle of the cat's butt seems like an Mohammed Ali taunt. It's like they are saying, "I'm gonna get you sucker." When you play with your cat, perhaps dangling a mouse on a string, or when your cat plays with another cat, she may rear back, lowering her front and digging in her claws (if possible), and placing her weight on her hind legs, head low, butt high. Then, she wiggles her butt. You know she is about to pounce….

Read More.



Poinsettias And Cats: What Do You Need To Know?

09 Jan 2016 21:34

Every year, thousands of Poinsettia plants, or "Christmas Poinsettias" are brought into homes for the winter holidays. Many of use with cats are concerned about the poinsettia's poisonous reputation, especially concerning cats and dogs. Are poinsettias poisonous to cats? Should you not bring the plant into your house at all? Or, should you make sure to keep your cat away from it?…

Read More.



page 1 of 41234next »

© 2017 by Cat Curious. All Rights Reserved. Please contact for permissions.