Something you quickly notice when you're the owner or caregiver of a variety of animals is they all have their own sleep patterns, preferences and routines. Our chinchilla often chooses to sleep during the morning and throughout some of the night, but he is playful in the afternoon. Our cats sleep for about two-thirds of the day, and although they cuddle with us or … [Read more...] about How Much Do Dogs Sleep? Does My Puppy Sleep Too Much?
All of my cats seem to have weird habits and quirks. One of the most bizarre quirks I've experienced to this date is when one of my cats choose to bite, chew or lick my hair. I first experienced a cat chewing on my hair when our family cat, Walker, would sleep by my head. I would often wake up to Walker happily grazing on my hair as he purred, waiting for me to wake up. Was … [Read more...] about Why Does My Cat Chew on My Hair? Is Hair Safe for My Cat to Eat?
I'm not the biggest fan of the winter. It's much too cold, and I find myself staying inside during the majority of my time off. Our cats seem to share a similar distaste for the winter, migrating away from our windows, choosing to sleep closer to the heart of our apartment and onto objects like our backpacks, laundry baskets, and at night they always sleep by our … [Read more...] about Can Cat Get Fleas in Winter? How to Prevent Fleas
When I first adopted Beau, I knew he had a lot of energy. Beau especially had bursts of energy at night when he would have been hunting on the streets or in my grandma's backyard. In the first few weeks, I had no clue that Beau had Pica, which caused Beau to chew on plastics and other non-food materials. Although we solved how to get Beau to stop chewing on plastics, it … [Read more...] about Why Does My Cat Tear up Paper? Ways to Get Your Cat to Stop
My cats are continually changing their favourite locations to sleep, but one thing always remains true. My cats spend the majority of their days lazying about the apartment, always sleeping or relaxing. Whether it's on my backpack, on our chests, in our laundry baskets, by our heads, or their current favourite, by our feet, our cats will always find crazy places to … [Read more...] about Why Do Cats Sleep with Their Eyes Open? Should I Be Worried?
With the weather getting colder and the holiday season coming, my sweet tooth has been on full-blast. I've been craving cake, cake and more cake, but not your regular chocolate cake. No! I want a banana cake! There's something to a banana cake that really hits the spot, especially if you're someone who doesn't have that big of a sweet tooth. Every so often, when we are … [Read more...] about Can Cats Have Banana Bread? [Ingredient Breakdown]
Adopting a new cat is a significant part of any pet parent's life, especially if this is the second cat that you adopt. I know my partner and I talked for a few years before we ultimately made the decision to adopt our second cat. Now, as great as having two cats can be, it can be quite difficult to introduce them. Since cats are territorial creatures, it's important … [Read more...] about How to Introduce Two Cats When One Is Aggressive
As of late, our cat Kalista has been spending a lot of her time sitting and sleeping on my backpack. At first, I assumed Kalista had been sleeping on my backpack because it was a new object that I threw on the floor, but now that's it's been a good 3-months of being back-to-school and my bag is always out... I don't think the fad is going to leave. Although Kalista still … [Read more...] about Why Does my Cat Sleep on my Backpack?
I'll admit, it's a bit weird seeing the word "autistic" next to the word "cat." Similar to schizophrenia, some cats seem to exhibit behaviours that are very similar to this developmental disorder, but does that mean that cats are actually autistic? Today I'm going to cover the reasons why folks seem to believe that some cats exhibit autistic behaviours and whether or not … [Read more...] about Are Cats Autistic? Can Cats Have Autism?
I'll be honest, there have been a number of occasions where I have looked over at Gary's cage and have freaked out that he was dead just because of the way he was sleeping. You see, the majority of the time Gary, our chinchilla, likes to sleep scrunched up like a bread loafing kitty or rabbit. Thing is, this isn't how Gary sleeps all of the time, so any changed to his habits … [Read more...] about Are Chinchillas Nocturnal? Chinchilla Sleeping Habits