10x mysterious cat behaviour explained

Cats are mysterious creatures and have their own language and mannerisms. Find out what these mannerisms mean here!

My cat rolls on the ground

The belly is the cat's most vulnerable spot. By crawling on the ground, he is trying to say: I am happy I am sitting next to you on the ground and you have permission to pet my head.

My cat shows its butt when I pet it

This means your cat trusts you. Only when they are best friends do cats sniff each other's behinds. It is equivalent to a human hug or a greeting kiss.

My cat buries its poop

By burying the poo, a cat may try to mask its presence from predators. Other cats also smell the faeces. A dominant cat may see the smell as a threat to its territory. To avoid a fight, the cat buries its poo.

My cat takes dead animals inside

A cat is a born mouse hunter. Therefore, it may happen that your cat proudly gives his catch to you. Mother cats also take prey for their young. So your cat sees you as family.

My cat eats grass, is he vegetarian?

Grass blades or leaves are said to contain important substances such as folic acid and fibre, which help to spit out hairballs. So don't worry if your cat nibbles on leaves, just make sure the plants are not toxic!

My cat sits in boxes and not in the basket I bought for him

Small spaces, such as boxes, make your cat feel safe. A cat does not like to be unprotected in an open space. For the same reason, cats like to sit up high, such as in the closet or on the stairs.

My cat throws all the stuff on the floor

A cat is curious and its paws are sensitive. By touching something, they can learn more about the object. It could also be that your cat is bored and wants to play.

My cat claws at my sofa/leg/arm/the floor

When your cat was a kitten, it used its paws to knead against its mother's breast so the milk would flow. Scientists think cats knead soft surfaces later in life because it makes them as happy as when they drank from their mothers. Cute!

My cat runs over my keyboard, sits on my newspaper and knocks the phone out of my hand, all at the same time!

Do you spend a lot of time on your phone? Your cat may then get jealous. If your cat tries to sit on your lap while you read the newspaper or knock the game controller out of your hand. These are ways of demanding attention.

My cat runs around the room like a rabid bull

This is normal behaviour for cat who have too much energy. Some cats like to do this at night, as that is when their hunting instinct is activated.