Quantcast
StarBulletin.com

Cats have distinctive behaviors and habits


By

POSTED: Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Question: Can you help me decode some common cat behaviors? Why do they scratch, knead and bunt their heads?

Answer: Truly, cats are mysterious creatures. The reason why cats scratch is because cats in the wild don't have nail clippers, so the way that they sharpen and wear down dull claws is by scratching. Cats knead and bunt because as adults, cats still knead their claws as a comfort activity. There is a behavior called bunting, which begins when kittens bump their mother's head with their own looking to nurse. Bunting is considered a display of deep affection.


The Hawaiian Humane Society welcomes questions by e-mail, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Indicate “;Pet Ohana”; in the subject line.