Cat running across the house at full speed for no reason? Turns out there actually is an explanation for that, and the rest of your cat’s weird behavior. Cats are surprisingly excellent communicators and their behavior is their method of communicating with you. Take note if your cat displays the following behavior.
- Sprinting across home. Perhaps one of the most random cat behavior, these sprints are completely normal. Cats need regular exercise and occasionally a burst of energy overtakes them and they sprint about. If your cat does this frequently, try taking your cat for a walk or playing with her more.
- Nail biting. You may have seen this behavior before: your cat relaxing on the ground, paws up to mouth, and gnawing on their nails. This can mean a few things including she needs a nail trim, she’s anxious, or bored. Try playing with your cat more to naturally wear down her nails, and keep her entertained and happy.
- Rolling around on the ground. If your cat rolls around on the ground in front of you, she’s telling you that she trusts you and may even want a belly scratch.
- Sniffing you or your face. Cats are curious creatures and use their sense of smell to learn more about the environment. If you don’t mind letting your cat sniff you, let the behavior continue. It’s natural and innocent.
- Biting. Your cat’s natural instincts tell her to bite when she’s aggressive or feeling threatened. Most biting is a provoked behavior or your cat’s way of letting you know she’s unhappy.
- Licking. Though this is a behavior attributed to dogs, cats lick their owners too. It’s just their way of claiming you as their human.
- Loud, whining meowing. This whining behavior is just that: whining for something. Whether it’s for attention or food, you cat is trying to tell you they need something. If you cat is older, this could be a form of kitty confusion and they simply may not know where they are or what they’re doing.
- Eating grass. There’s a few theories to explain this behavior. Some experts think that grass aids in digestion or contains enzymes that cats need in their diet. Since cats don’t have the ability to digest vegetable matter, they’ll usually throw up grass if eaten. Not to worry, this is totally normal and does not harm your cat.
- Waking you up. Cats are nocturnal and usually most active at night. Waking you up stems mostly from boredom. If you cat has been snoozing all day and only sees you for a short time before you go to bed, they might feel bored or lonely. You cat just wants your company and attention.