Some Strange Cat Behavior – Decoded

Cats can do some strange and silly things.  I know Isis will do crazy things daily and I often wonder, what’s up with that?

So I poked around Google and found some answers to the strange, crazy and sometimes cute things that cats do, I am sharing the information with you so that the mystery will be decoded!

The other day I was feeling under the weather and Isis came and sat on my chest and started kneading my shirt and then settled down and started to suckle on my shirt while kneading and purring.  This is not abnormal and it means that your cat is totally happy and loves you!  Sometimes she will start to drool as well and from reading this article, all that is part of her happiness.

Some people say a cat will suckle on your shirt because they have been weaned from their mother too quickly.  Others say they suckle because they go back to being a kitten while they are kneading and think of you as their mother.  I prefer to agree with the second explanation.

Sometimes Isis will talk to me and use a sound like this. (this is not Isis, just a video I found on youtube).  It’s called trilling and from what most articles say, this means that your cat is happy and communicating with you.  It can also be the result of a cat trying to communicate with their kittens, making sure that they keep close to them.

If you get birds outside your window, sometimes you will hear a strange sound like a clicking.  This is your cat chirping at the birds and it is a natural response to seeing something they prey upon naturally.

Does your cat ever come up to you and try to meow but nothing comes out?  This is usually called a silent meow, and this can mean a few things.  Most times it is one of the ultimate expressions of love and the highest form of a cat to say “please”.  Take it as a compliment if your cat does this to you!

Many times Isis will be on the other side of the room and she will look at me and her eyes close and open slowly and softly.  This is another sign of great affection and comfort with the person they are communicating.  If you want to communicate back, mimic the behavior, you may get into a soft, affectionate blinking eye match with your cat that can last a while.  It’s also a way of giving your cat kisses.  It is explained more in this article.

As you can see, there are many ways our cats communicate with us on a daily basis.  There are many more ways cats communicate, but these are the most common.

Observe your cat and learn to communicate with them and you’ll have a buddy for life!


About furbabiesfurever

Just a furmom taking care of "less" adoptables-a dog and cat that are black, always adopting and not shopping. Love many activities,my oscar fish, animals, shopping, friends, family, life, my husband and of course my fur babies.

Posted on January 12, 2012, in Antics, Tips and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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