By: Nao Mitsutomi
If you’ve ever spent a good amount of time with cats, you know that they have some quirky behaviors! Ever wonder why they act in the ways they do? Here are some common ‘weird’ mannerisms they show and the reasoning behind them!
1. Why do cats love being in small spaces?
You’ve probably found that your cat loves to hang out in cardboard boxes instead of their fluffy, comfortable bed. Turns out, this is an instinctual behavior, because out in the wild, cats used enclosed spaces to hide from predators and stalk prey. In other words, being in boxes makes cats feel more safe and less stressed!
2. Why do cats slow blink?
If your cat likes to stare at you and blink slowly, that’s great news! This gesture is a way for them to communicate to you that they love and trust you! Next time you catch your cat blinking slowly at you, try slow blinking back and see if they start to slow blink with you!
3. Why do cats rub their head on you?
typical cat behavior is head-butting and rubbing their heads on humans. Not only does this mean that the cat trusts you, but it also means that they are rubbing their pheromones on you, marking you as their territory!