Top Cat Behavior Myths Decoded

Cats Hate Water

Not all cats despise water; some breeds and individuals enjoy it. Gradual exposure can make some cats more tolerant of water.

Cats Purr Only When Happy

Cats also purr when they are anxious, in pain, or stressed. Purring can be a self-soothing mechanism for them.

Cats Scratch to Be Destructive

Scratching is a natural behavior that helps cats mark their territory and maintain healthy claws, not just to be destructive.

Cats Always Want to Play Alone

Cats may prefer solitary play, but they also enjoy interactive playtime with their human companions.

Cats are Nocturnal

Cats are crepuscular, meaning they are most active during dawn and dusk, not necessarily throughout the night.

Cats are Aloof and Independent

Cats can be affectionate and form strong bonds with their owners. They just express it differently than dogs.

Mental Stimulation

Mental stimulation is crucial for a cat's well-being. Enrich their environment with puzzles and toys to keep them mentally engaged.

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