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What is my Cat Thinking? By Gwen Bailey

What is my Cat Thinking?
by Gwen Bailey

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Understand why your cat behaves the way it does so you can respond to their changing needs - Detailed descriptions of all aspects of behaviour, from scratching furniture to rubbing against people's legs - Specially commissioned colour photography - Question and answer tip boxes - Written by leading animal behaviourist for The Blue Cross
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What is my Cat Thinking?: The essential guide to understanding your pet by Gwen Bailey

Understand why your cat behaves the way it does so you can respond to their changing needs - Detailed descriptions of all aspects of behaviour, from scratching furniture to rubbing against people's legs - Specially commissioned colour photography - Question and answer tip boxes - Written by leading animal behaviourist for The Blue Cross

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About Gwen Bailey


Gwen Bailey is the Animal Behaviourist for the Blue Cross, Britain's largest animal welfare charity. Gwen is the author of several books about pets including Rescue Dog and The Perfect Puppy.

Table of Contents


Introduction Hunting and feeding Food - soliciting food from humans Hunting - stalk, pounce (use claws), kill (use teeth), consume Fights over territory - despotic cats that bully others Taking excess food home - to nest for kittens (i.e. our house) or for kittens can practice Playing with toys - same behaviour patterns Self-grooming behaviour - fastidiousness Scratching/clawing - need to clean off old sheath of claws to reveal newer sharper ones Sleeping - warmth Bury urine/faeces - helps to keep them secret and safe Social animals Parent/kitten-type relationship with people Social signalling - ears, tails, body positions. etc (what are they saying) Greetings and interactions with people and other cats they know well Head rubs Chin/cheek wipes Tail help straight up 'Chirrup noise' Meow - advertising presence Staying safe Spraying urine - strategic places when anxious or to stake claim to territory Faeces - strong signal for bold cats Scratching - leaving scent from glands between toes Strategic scratching - different height than for sharpening claws Choices if in danger - freeze, run away, fight Bottle-brush cat - hair stands on end when alarmed to try to make themselves look bigger Growling Hissing Spitting Escalation of aggression - staring, vocalising, fighting Body language of fear Breeding Tom cat smell - territory marking with urine Inter-male aggression (including vocalisations) Roaming - finding a mate Mounting and mating behaviour Instinctive care for kittens Communal care for kittens if related females kept together Interactions with humans Eye contact - threat, how cats will avoid people who try to be friendly because they look at them and go to people who don't Places friendly cat will try to rub on you - head and cheek glands and those at the base of the tail 'Safe areas' to be stroked - avoid tummy which can trigger a defensive attack Titbits and training Toys and games - how to mimic prey

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GOR010482214
What is my Cat Thinking?: The essential guide to understanding your pet by Gwen Bailey
Gwen Bailey
Used - Like New
Hardback
Octopus Publishing Group
2002-04-15
96
0600604225
9780600604228
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.