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4 Strange Cat Behaviours and What They Really Mean

Why do cats cry early in the morning (or all the time), roll like dogs on their backs, or ignore their litter boxes? 

4 Strange Cat Behaviours and What They Really Mean
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Take a look at a few funny and frustrating cat antics and learn more about your cat's personality.

1. Why Do Cats Act Like Alarm Clocks?
1. Why Do Cats Act Like Alarm Clocks?
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Crying in the morning can be traced to two things, the season, and well, you. Cat's circadian rhythms adjust just as ours do.

When summer approaches and the birds are up earlier, so is your cat, wanting to do exactly what predatory creatures innately want to do: hunt.

Not all will be okay with releasing their cat into the great outdoors, so if your indoor cat is inappropriately waking you for food, you need to take action.

Feeding your cat when he cries reinforces the crying, while waiting for the crying to end, or not instantly responding to the behaviour with food, teaches your cat there will be no reward for early-morning wake-ups.

Figure out when breakfast will be and stick to your schedule.



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