The Cat Behavior Answer Book

Cats are lovable, funny, attentive listeners, and wonderfully cuddly. They can also be tenacious, persnickety, and maddeningly aloof. Arden Moore explains the mysteries behind your feline friend’s thoughts and actions, from that inexplicable fascination with catnip to kneading blankets, chasing mice, and dozens of other complexities of cat behavior. With a handle on what’s behind your cat’s quirky personality, you’ll be able to maximize quality time with the fuzziest member of the family.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
PART I: Feeling Fine about Being Feline
Find out what makes a cat behave like a cat. Learn about feline senses,
emotions, and instincts. Discover fascinating facts about cat intelligence,
feral cats, and different breeds.
PART II: Chatting with Your Cat
Our cats often seem to be trying to tell us something, if only we could
figure it out. Learn about the power of purring, unravel the mysteries of
meows, and hone your “cat chat” skills.
PART III: Kitty Quirks and Funny Felines
Our furry companions have many peculiar habits. Find out what the deal
is with chewing on plastic, climbing the curtains, playing with water, and
much more. And what’s the fuss about catnip, anyway?
PART IV: Thinking Outside the Box
Litter box issues arise in most cat-owning households at some time or
other and are often the most frustrating problem we face. Here are the
facts about why cats avoid the box, and the solutions to a variety of
situations.
PART V: The Basics of Chowing and Grooming
Most cats lead a life of luxury, spending much of their day nibbling at
kibble, snoozing, and taking care of their shiny coats. Find out why cats
spend so much time grooming themselves, learn how to tame a tubby
tabby, and take in the finer points of cat care.
PART VI: The Ins and Outs of Living with Cats
Indoors is safest, but even if your cat goes outside, learn how to make
him the happiest feline on the block with tips on toys, creating a

stimulating indoor environment, and traveling. Also, did you know you
can teach an old cat new tricks?
Professional Consultants
Resources
Index

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