1Twitching in their sleep Like humans, cats experi- ence different sleep stages,
including rapid-eye-movement and
non-REM sleep. Sleep researchers
believe that all mammals dream,
something that occurs during
the REM stage. When cats twitch
while sleeping, they are dreaming,
and their muscles are reacting to
the actions in their dreams. So if
your cat’s whiskers are moving,
perhaps she’s walking through
a narrow opening in her dream.
If she’s chattering, she might be
dreaming about birds. Or if she’s
moving her paws, perhaps she’s
running up her favorite cat tree.
2Kneading This is a throwback to kittenhood when kittens kneaded their mother’s belly
to stimulate milk flow. Cats still
knead as adults because it makes
Our world is much more fun
with quirky individuals in it.
They make us laugh and give us
permission to stop trying to be
so perfect all the time. Perhaps
that’s why we love cats so much!
Some of the quirky things cats
do are unique to each cat, while
others are typical feline behaviors. Here are 15 common kitty
quirks with the reasons behind
each of them revealed.