You'll get farther. Don't' use a treat, that's rewarding bad behavior. Stops them immediately. Putting a few fingers not their forehead and pushing lightly says "enough of that". Following Morris' lead, I watched how they communicated with each other and followed suit. They were still hyperactive acrobats until they were for years old and we had to cat-proof much of the house , but this book helped me immensely. Only one I found that has.
I recommend it without reservation! Oct 25, Street marked it as to-read. View 2 comments. May 25, Robin rated it really liked it. Some of the author's explanations for feline behavior appear to be based on conjecture, but who better to speculate than one who has spent time working with and observing wild cats in a zoo setting?
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The book's question and answer format is accompanied by simple sketches that convey character and speak to the di Some of the author's explanations for feline behavior appear to be based on conjecture, but who better to speculate than one who has spent time working with and observing wild cats in a zoo setting?
The book's question and answer format is accompanied by simple sketches that convey character and speak to the distinguished bearing of its subject. Its effects whet the reader's appetite for further education of the animal world and of nature in general. Sep 05, Brenda rated it liked it Shelves: 2-given-away , nonfiction , animals , zz I am attempting to be more of a book reader and less of a book hoarder.
Now I deleted all the books I had of Goodreads it is actually easier because I am giving away a huge amount of books. I am now going through my diary and putting books back. April 17, Finish a book call Catwatching. The last chapter was how cat owners live longer. At am all the cats were noisy. I thought that was funny. Dec 18, Dustin J Allen rated it really liked it. If you dig cats I own this if you wanna borrow it! A study discovered that tom cats, far from burying their feces, actually placed them on little "advertising" hillocks. The cat imitates the snake to give an enemy the impression that it too is venomous and dangerous now that's weird ; - Cats give freshly caught prey to their owners because they think they are hopeless hunters lol ; - A quick flick of the tongue over the lips is one of the telltale signs that a cat is becoming agitated, while at the same time being fasinated or puzzled by something; - Cats love catnip because they are junkies?
It gives them a drug trip which produces similar states of ecstasy but is nocive to your cat; A special study in the US revealed that, for those whose stress has led to heart trouble, the owning of a cat may literally make a difference between life and death, reducing the blood pressure and calming the overworker heart.
This slender book is a quick read, with plenty of "fun facts" about cats. The book was written way back in , by a British author, so it doesn't completely resonate with an American cat owner in Desmond Morris seems to assume that all cats, including pet cats, spend time outdoors. He doesn't account for the strictly indoor cat. I don't know if that's a U. He also mentions several times that a cat who is nine or ten years old is likely near the end of i This slender book is a quick read, with plenty of "fun facts" about cats. He also mentions several times that a cat who is nine or ten years old is likely near the end of its life, and indicates that the cat who advances to its late teens is exceptional.
I have to wonder if some of the science is also dated, if there have been new discoveries or insights about feline behavior in the last 32 years that would contradict the material in this book. However, assuming that most of the material is still accurate, it's interesting to read about cats' body language, behavior, and physical abilities. This isn't quite what I was looking for, but I'm still glad I read it.
Next, I'd like to find a book about humans that my dog and my two cats can read, so that they can get a better understanding of me and the other human members of my family. Jan 10, John rated it really liked it.
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All the essential questions about your cat's behavior are summarized in this excellent feline foray. I got it off the 10 cent rack at the local library near our home. It looked a little thin as it is laid out in a brief chapter format while answering all those pesky questions about the cat.
For example: Why does a cat purr? Why does a cat chatter it's teeth when it sees a a bird through the window? Why is a female cat called a queen?
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Don't be fooled by the format, this is a worthwhile guide for All the essential questions about your cat's behavior are summarized in this excellent feline foray. Don't be fooled by the format, this is a worthwhile guide for the cat lover.
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This book demonstrates his incredible powers of observation. One factoid I can't resist is that a male feral cat has a territory of to acres. In city cat territorial terms, this area could support 12, cats! Aug 23, Bookworm Amir rated it really liked it. This book was great to learn more about the itsy-bitsy's of cat behaviour which, as a cat owning family, we thought we knew much but this book expanded our knowledge.
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Everything from why does it purr, why do they come to our laps, what's with the playing and flipping of the ball, why can they seem to be 'cruel' when they've caught prey, and to their courtship and crazy mating acts, the history of their domestication and lots, lots more. Just as we read books on people's body language, this is t This book was great to learn more about the itsy-bitsy's of cat behaviour which, as a cat owning family, we thought we knew much but this book expanded our knowledge.
Just as we read books on people's body language, this is the book for cat's - I know treat and understand my cat much better. Recommended reading for those who own these feline animals! Oh, and I realized that there's also another book in the series Now, now, ain't it'll be interesting to know more about these two-legged species?
A hardback 'coffee-table' sized read of a book published by Edbury Press Ltd in which as far as I can ascertain is no longer in print though second-hand copies are available. As beautiful to look at as it is interesting to read, if ever there was a book guaranteed to have cat lovers swooning this is it. A beautifully photographed book which answers many a question posed by cat lovers the world over just why are cats attracted to those who 'dislike' them? Do they have ESP and can they predic A hardback 'coffee-table' sized read of a book published by Edbury Press Ltd in which as far as I can ascertain is no longer in print though second-hand copies are available.
Do they have ESP and can they predict an earthquake? Why do we say its raining cats and dogs? Copyright: Tracy Terry Pen and Paper. One thing is for sure, I have never ever known this much about cats before. This book has taught me so many things about cats and has corrected many of the things I had thought about cats before I read this book.
For instance, I had always thought cats purred when they were contented but it turns out it's because it "Signals a friendly social mood. Now I watch her and I always know what she is doing and why she is doing it. It wasn't exactly a book you c One thing is for sure, I have never ever known this much about cats before. It wasn't exactly a book you could give five stars to I must admit.
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Not that I didn't absolutely like it but a five star book in my opinion has to be completely "amazing" all the way through. Many of the things about cats in this book were "amazing" but a few things were not. Sep 04, Mary rated it it was amazing. There's not much you can say about this book that the subtitle 'The Essential Guide to Cat Behaviour' doesn't tell you. It's a fascinating read for cat lovers. You may know some of the reasons behind some of your cat's behaviour. There's bound to be the answer to more than question you've had at the back of your mind for years though.
I flew through this in a couple of hours. It's a pretty short book with no flannel. Just explanations for why cats do what they do. It's a pretty old book.