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why do cats act so weird?

By Rowan SharkawyPublished 6 months ago 3 min read
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Why do cats do this? Cats are cute and adorable, jumping, jumping, climbing, pushing, creeping, scratching, purring, and more with 26 billion views on over 2 million YouTube videos. Judging by this, one thing is for sure: cats are very funny. . These rather strange cat behaviors are both funny and confusing, but many of us are left wondering, "Why do cats do this?" For a long time, cats were at the same time predators of small animals and prey of larger carnivores. Because they were both predators and prey, the survival of the species depended on important instinctive behaviors that are still seen today in wild and domestic cats. Domestic cat Grizmo's cat-like behavior may seem confusing, but the same behavior that has naturally bred cats for millions of years is what made Grizmo a supercat in the wild. Sho. Felines' unique musculature and excellent balance abilities allowed them to climb to high vantage points to survey their wild territories and find prey. Now, Grizmo doesn't need any special skills to find and track dinner in the food bowl, but instinctively, looking into the living room from the top of the bookshelf is exactly what she evolved to do. is. As wild predators, cats are opportunistic and will hunt whenever prey is available. Because most cat prey is small, wild cats have to eat multiple times a day and employ strategies of creeping, pouncing, killing, and eating to secure food. . Therefore, Grismo prefers to chase and pounce on small toys and eat small meals during the day and night. Additionally, small prey animals tend to hide in tight spaces in their natural environment. So one explanation for Grizmo's propensity to reach into containers and openings is that she is driven by the same curiosity that ensured the survival of her species millions of years ago. It means that it is. In the wild, cats needed sharp claws for climbing trees, hunting, and self-defense. Sharpening my nails on a nearby surface kept me in shape, helped me stretch my back and leg muscles, and also reduced stress. That doesn't mean Grizmo hates your couch, chair, ottoman, pillows, curtains, or anything else you put in your environment. She tears these things and keeps her nails in tip shape. Because that's exactly what her ancestors did to survive. Cats evolved to avoid capture as hunted animals, and cats that are good at avoiding natural predators have flourished in the wild. Today, inside your home, Grismo is adept at squeezing into tight spaces and finding unconventional hiding spots. This also explains why she prefers clean, odor-free toilets. This reduces the chance of their location being revealed to a nearby sniffing predator. Considering everything we know about cats, it seems like her one of the cat's main behaviors remains one of her most mysterious. Cats purr for a variety of reasons, including happiness, stress, and hunger. But strangely, the frequency of their purring ranges from 25 to 150 hertz, which is in the range that can promote tissue regeneration. Their purring makes Grizmo a great nap companion, but their purring can also heal Grizmo's muscles and bones, and possibly yours as well. They evolved over time to become solitary predators that hunted and killed for food, and sneaky prey that hid and ran away to survive. As a result, today's cats retain many of the same instincts that have allowed them to thrive in the wild for millions of years. This explains some of their seemingly strange behavior. For them, our home is a jungle. But if that's the case, who are we in the eyes of our cats? Are there big, stupid, hairless cats competing for resources? A terribly stupid predator who can outwit them at any time? Or maybe they think we are prey.

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