It seems like every few nights our youngest cat, Kalista, gets these bursts of energy that cause her to want to scale walls. It's as if our youngest has gotten all of the confidence to take a new rock climbing course and now she's obsessed with shuffling her little body all the way up door frames, just to slide herself back down. This behaviour first manifested last … [Read more...] about Why Does My Cat Try to Climb Walls? What to Do to Make Them Stop
Do Chinchillas Get Along with Cats? Tips on How to Keep the Peace
When we took Gary into our home I didn't really know anything about chinchillas or what their temperament was really like. Thing is, due to the fact that Gary was quickly in need of a home, his temperament didn't really matter to us at the time as we decided that we would deal with things as they came along. In regular circumstances, I would recommend doing … [Read more...] about Do Chinchillas Get Along with Cats? Tips on How to Keep the Peace
Why Do Cats Bite and How Do I Stop It from Happening?
There's nothing worse than giving your cat a little bit of love, only to get bitten by them. I am confident in saying that not a day goes by without our cat, Kalista, biting us. For some reason, Kalista has chosen that biting is her favourite form of communication, though I will say the biting has reduced by over 10 fold over the past year of having her. Although Kalista … [Read more...] about Why Do Cats Bite and How Do I Stop It from Happening?
Whisker Fatigue: What Is It? Is It Real? How Can I Help My Cat?
Have you ever had your cat come to beg you for more food, even though their food bowl still has food? Has your cat only eaten the center of their food and is there still a ring of food around the rim of the bowl? Well, you're not alone. I grew up in a Tupperware home, so all of my lunches were packed in Tupperware. My mom would always keep about a week of leftovers in … [Read more...] about Whisker Fatigue: What Is It? Is It Real? How Can I Help My Cat?
Can My Hamster Eat Cheese? Is Cheese Safe or Beneficial?
Cheese is by far one of my favourite things to snack on, even though sometimes it gives me an upset stomach. It's easy to cut up, it's perfect on crackers and we almost always have it in the fridge! It is easy for us as pet parents to get tempted to give our pets human foods, especially if we are having a quick snack ourselves. I know every so often when we have … [Read more...] about Can My Hamster Eat Cheese? Is Cheese Safe or Beneficial?
Stevie, the Cat, Has a Swollen Chin/Lip. What It Is & Aftercare
The last week when I was taking pictures of Stevie, I thought I noticed his tongue sticking out. I remember thinking "that's strange, I don't think I've ever noticed Stevie stick his tongue out while we're playing or cuddling." At most, Stevie drools when you pet him, but even then I've never seen him stick out his tongue. I kept taking pictures of Stevie because he … [Read more...] about Stevie, the Cat, Has a Swollen Chin/Lip. What It Is & Aftercare
Why Is My Cat Scared of Cucumbers? Is It Safe to Scare Your Cat?
I have to be honest in saying that every so often I get a thrill from seeing my cats be surprised or scared. Now, that's not to say that I scare my cats purposefully, however, on the odd happenstance where a bug freaks them out or they get scared by their tail, I have to admit I giggle. It's interesting to figure out what makes your cats tick or what gets them spooked, … [Read more...] about Why Is My Cat Scared of Cucumbers? Is It Safe to Scare Your Cat?
Can Chinchillas Eat Carrots? Are Carrots Healthy For Chinchillas?
I don't think it's possible to have a pet and not be tempted to give them a bit of human food every so often. I think this temptation is especially true for pet owners who have small mammals. Arguably, one of the cutest things about small mammals is the sounds that they make when they are nibbling a piece of food. Gary tends to squeak happily especially if we give him a … [Read more...] about Can Chinchillas Eat Carrots? Are Carrots Healthy For Chinchillas?
Why Your Cat Keeps Knocking Things Over/Off Tables & How to Make Them Stop
I think we've all experienced that frustrating moment when you find your cat sitting on something they shouldn't be sitting on. You know like the dining room table, the TV stand, the coffee table, the bookshelf or even the fridge. Your cat looks you dead in the eyes. They have a wide-eyed expression to make you believe that they're not doing anything wrong, but you … [Read more...] about Why Your Cat Keeps Knocking Things Over/Off Tables & How to Make Them Stop
Do Litter Mats Work? Best Ways to Reduce Litter Tracking
In my 5 years of being a cat dad, I've had too many experiences with litter being tracked all over the house. As much as I love my cats, what I love more is sleeping in a litter-free bed each night. This used to feel unobtainable, especially because we have two little rascals that love running around the apartment. Sometimes it feels like my cats are plotting against … [Read more...] about Do Litter Mats Work? Best Ways to Reduce Litter Tracking