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Find Out About All Your Cat's Meows, Snarls, Screams, and Chirps

Some cats are particularly chatty and seem to meow a lot. But meows aren’t the only sounds a cat can use to express himself—he can actually employ dozens of different vocalizations to communicate with other cats. And with us.

Is your cat acting up, defending her territory, or otherwise being aggressive? Here are some of the reasons why this happens, and what you can do to help.
Cats spray for a variety of different reasons, and this behavior is connected to their natural instincts. Learn more about why cats spray and how to control it.
Meowing is not part of natural cat language, it was developed almost exclusively for humans. Find out the answer to why do cats meow to people here.
Our cats at home display behaviors and preferences that go back to their wild roots. Learn how to make your home more appealing to your cat's natural instincts.
Learn how pouncing and stalking are part of your cat's natural makeup.
If you have a contented feline lap warmer, you've no doubt been the beneficiary of the bonus kitty massage known as "kneading."
Protect your furniture and drapes by creating a DIY cat scratching post so your cats can stretch their bodies and maintain their claws at home.
Cats are notoriously quirky-- learn why they sit on boxes and race around at midnight.
Grass juice contains folic acid, a vitamin that supports cats’ growth and helps increase oxygen levels in their blood. If your cat is grazing, it may be because he or she is battling a dietary deficiency and is in search of this vitamin boost.
Pica in cats is a condition of chewing and digesting non-food items. This might explain why your cat is licking and chewing. Learn more about dealing with pica.
Learn how to manage common behavior issues, such as scratching and spraying.