18 Strangest Cat Behaviors Explained (Jaw-Dropping Cat Facts)

Straight from the tap

Generally, cats are not a great fan of water but a running tap seems to be their favorite drinking spot. Running water is clean and free of disease where still water usually contains all kinds of bacteria that may be harmful to your cat.

2:00am Cat Calls

Some cats enjoy a little night time singing. This can become extremely annoying, especially when you do not get to laze around all day and sleep like your cat does. There can be quite a few reasons why your cat is howling at night. (Scroll down for video)

Crazy Legs

Cats sleeping exposing belly. sometimes laying down or sitting with your legs and arms sprawled is incredibly comfortable and relaxing.

Eating your houseplants

Cats bite and chew plants for a variety of reasons. In the wild, indigestion is often cured by eating grass, so if they are feeling a little gassy they may start munching on your plants.

Sleeping on your laptop

cats like the warmth of your laptop. Cats like temperatures of 20 degrees higher than human’s ideal temperature.

Crazy Runs

Your cat may start sprinting around your house or apartment, bouncing off of the walls and furniture without any warning. Naturally, cats can run up to thirty miles per hour and when they are kept indoors all day they energy becomes pent up.

Biting their nails

One of those reasons is keeping their nails clean and short. It could be thought that your furry friend is anxious or has a bad habit. Like people, cats can bite their nails when they are bored or if they feel anxious. And just like people, this can become a bad habit that is difficult to break. You will need to try and find out if your cat is just nervous or if they are bored and need some form of play or entertainment.


As a cat owner, one of the things you would notice the most is how they rub up against you with their head. This behavior is called bunting.

Tiger Eyes – narrow pupils. cat’s pupil.

This usually stems from their predatory response and they are probably focused on their next bit of prey. This could be because they want to play and have fun with you, or that they have set their sights on a bug to hunt.

Chewing on plastic

If your cat is chewing on plastic, blankets, furniture or other things they shouldn’t be chewing on, they may have pica. Cats often get pica from anxiety or disorders in their gut.

Itation of the ears

Ears movement is an indication that your cat is feeling uncomfortable or anxious about something in their environment. If their ears aren’t moving independently and are only slightly pulled back they are alert and listening to what is going on around them.

Not covering Their Litter

In the wild, cats dig a hole when the need to poop. When they are done, they cover it up to hide their scent from predators. If your cat isn’t covering their poop it is best to take them to the vet to eliminate the possibility of a paw injury or urinary tract infection.

Knock off everything!

Cats feel their surrounding with their paws which are incredibly sensitive. By knocking things over they satisfy their curiosity, seeing exactly what will happen when they touch something.

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