Basic Cat Behavior Question

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Larry F, Feb 26, 2019.

  1. D_W_PGH

    D_W_PGH Friend of Leo's

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    I think they could coexist, but I'd want the full grown cat to be put with a baby mink, not the other way around. Mink are serious fast and furious killers, though, and they'll surplus kill, which isn't that common.(I guess cats do it, though!).
     
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    Keep that to yourself.
     
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    FADD . Feline attention deficit disorder . Cats key on movement .
     
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    Isn't the house cat the apex predator, among animals of comparable size? It sounds like very patient stalking behavior, Larry. Waiting for that slightest next motion to pounce; I've seen cats do it before. They can wait for what seems like a very long time.

    In the meantime, you may want to wear a heavy scarf and sleep with one eye open...:D
     
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    He’s tripping balls.
     
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    If you did your research , you would find that many cultures believe the cat to be incorruptible , some even hold the cat as a diety . Many believe that a cat will watch over you as you sleep and protect you from evil doings .
     
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    Show your cat cat fights on You tube. humans watch human fights. Maybe he is into cat sports. Try cat cuffs;people like to be restrained, maybe your cat does.
     
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    My theory is buying cat toys is a waste of time and money. The entire world is a toy to a cat, watch some kittens. Cats only do what they want to do and when they want to do it. I am lucky enough to have two good mousers. They provide themselves with entertainment hunting rodents.
     
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    I sincerely apologize for not doing my research. It won't happen again.
     
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    How old is da cat?, don't bother with the laser pointer, If he subscribes to this magazine, he/she will know better anyway lol
     

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    That's the ghost in the room he's staring at.:D
     
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    All cats have Asperger's. It's a fact. YouTube confirms this
     
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    I grew up with cats and found that they all lost interest in repetitive games very quickly. The best game I played with my beloved cat when I was 6 was catch with a tennis ball...with a twist. We would stand below the gutter of the house (large 2-story with several gables) and I would throw a tennis ball up onto the roof. You could hear it skipping around the roof and the ball would shoot off the roof from any location. We would both run after the ball and who-ever got it first received a Dorito chip (his favorite). He never tired of that game and was fascinated at hearing the ball skipping around but never knowing where it was going to launch from. It would often hit the patio rails or the grill which added to the challenge.

    For a fat kid living in the country it was a great game and we played it for about an hour after school all Summer long. That cat never got tired of it...neither did I.
     
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    Cats are inscrutable. And soft and fuzzy.
     
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    They get bored quickly and just watch. I call it “kitty tv”. Also if their sides are heaving they are resting and recovering. As ambush predators they have super fast twitch muscles but not a ton of endurance. One trick is if you make the toy hide behind something- a chair leg, a pillow, a wall jamb. Have it peek out then go back into a hiding spot where just a tiny bit of it is visible. Cats find this pretty irresistible because they love to get the jump on prey by pouncing when the prey can’t see the cat.
     
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    Cats get bored easy. I recorded that kitty super bowl and
    they go nuts sometimes, other, they just wander.
    Same with ping pong balls and other toys.
    Lot of time they want you to see them attacking..showing off.
     
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    I am certain he is contemplating exactly how long it would take him to assume your identity & take over the world if he could simply grow a pairing thumbs.
     
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    I am certain he is contemplating exactly how long it would take him to assume your identity & take over the world if he could simply grow a pair of thumbs.
     
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    Why does the cat always have to come in the bathroom and watch me take a dump?
     
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    If the cat does take over he’ll play a very boring scale. Not the pentatonic but instead the catatonic. Ba dum dum.
     
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