Click here to learn more.
Ever wonder why your kitty makes an odd clacking sound while staring longingly at a bird who's just beyond her reach? You’re not alone — plenty of veterinarians and feline behaviorists are also intrigued by this curious cat behavior.
The rapid-fire movement of the feline jaw that happens when a cat stalks its prey may be similar to a Pavlovian instinct witnessed in dogs who salivate come mealtime.
But the truth is that we’re not quite sure exactly why cats chatter at potential prey. After all, felines tend to be stealth, soundless hunters who'd certainly tip off prey with this behavior in the wild — which is why some behaviorists speculate that house cats are simply displaying pent-up frustration when faced with prey they can't attack.
Like this article? Have a point of view to share? Let us know!
Thank you for subscribing to Petwire. Look for the latest newsletter each Wednesday.
Donations are pouring in for Kenny, a
Husky-Shepherd who fractured his front
legs after falling over a 150-foot…
Photographer Maria Sharp’s beautiful
tribute to her 16-year-old dog, Chubby, is
touching hearts all over the…
From the Mastiff to the Great Dane, these
large dogs might look intimidating, but
they tend to be total softies.
Google Street View lets you see the land
where Jane Goodall began her
groundbreaking work with chimpanzees.
Dr. Marty Becker shares easy steps for
cleaning your feline’s ears and checking
for infections or mite infestations.
A frustrated reader asks for help with his
adopted dog, who hasn't made much
progress in his obedience skills.
No one wants to spend October 31 at the
vet ER. Here's what you can do to
prevent common Halloween hazards.
The Russian Blue won’t mind if you have to go to work (to earn money for cat toys), as long as you're back in time for…
If the video doesn't start playing momentarily,
please install the latest version of Flash.
Thank you for subscribing.