Feline instinctual behavior

The cat you share your life with has a lot of fascinating behaviors and you are interested in learning the motivation behind as many of them as you can. This will sometimes mean determining if she is taking part in instinctual behaviors or not.

Your pet’s wild ancestors had to rely on their instincts to stay safe and healthy. This means that they were passed down to help ensure the survival of the species as a whole. Your pet is still likely to exhibit a lot of these, even if it isn’t readily apparent. She may practice hunting skills at playtime and mark her territory when scratching, but instead of seeing these as instinctual, we may simply see them as how a cat typically behaves. Your local Teller County, CO vet clinic can offer additional advice.


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