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10 Weird Cat Behavior Explanations

There’s no denying that cats are excellent companions, but sometimes they do something that leaves you scratching your head in total confusion. If you’re used to dogs, cats’ social interactions and the way they communicate can be very confusing. Yet it’s these special behaviors that make us love them so much.

To help you better understand your elusive feline, we rounded up 10 cat behaviors that people commonly consider mysterious. You’ll find that many of these habits aren’t weird at all for cats — they’re normal.

10. Some alone time

Have you ever wanted to play or snuggle together with your cat, only to be met with a chilly shoulder? While you’ll initially think your feline is just oblivious to its surroundings, researchers at the University of Tokyo have found that there’s something a touch ruder is happening. During a study of 20 domesticated cats, researchers determined that about 30% of felines sampled essentially ignored those that called bent them.

So don’t worry, your can probably isn’t an entire jerk and should just be affected by behavior deeply rooted in its evolution.

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