A soft nibble from your kitty should not be taken as an aggressive act! Sure, it can hurt a little but it’s their way of showing you love. It’s learned behavior from kitten-hood when mother cats would groom their babies with licks and nibbles. It’s also how cats play with one another, so if you get a little nibble, it may mean that it sees you as a companion to play with.
It can also be an effective way to get your attention if your focus has been elsewhere. Cats often bite their owners and then lead them to their food bowls. Literally biting the hand that feeds it!
Like humans, felines have a tendency to bite their nails. Since their nails are made up of layers, the oldest layer needs to be removed every so often to allow the cat's claws to perform at their best. It also helps to remove any excess dirt and bacteria collected underneath the nails. Biting and pulling out their nails is a normal part of the grooming process.
It's only worth taking note of if the behavior becomes excessive. It could be indicative that your cat is under severe stress or is under-stimulated.
Paying attention to how your kitty's ears are twitching around can tell you a great deal about what it's feeling or thinking. A huge factor in cats' predatory status is their keen sense of hearing. Not only are they able to pick up sounds across far distances, but they use their exceptionally flexible muscles to twitch and turn their ears to find the exact location of their prey.
If your cat's ears get twitchy when you're around, it can be a sign of affection. It could mean that it wants to know where you are. Twitchy ears can also signal a potential ear infection or flea infestation.
We’ve all been there, we’re walking our dog a bit too close to a cat when suddenly the cat arches its back and lets out a hiss. This sound is created when a cat takes an extended exhalation while opening its mouth and exposing its teeth.
Hissing is a cat’s way of saying “back off!”Since cats usually want to avoid confrontation, hissing is used as a warning sign before an attack or as a defensive behavior against a perceived threat. Don’t say they didn't warn you!
Say It, Don’t Spray It
It's the nightmare of every cat owner — your favorite clothing item has been sprayed with a notoriously strong-smelling liquid. Spraying is different from regular urination, however. When a cat sprays, it backs up onto a vertical surface in a standing position and releases fluid out in the open instead of squatting in a hidden location like a litterbox.
Both female and male felines spray, and it's usually a sign they feel threatened, territorial, or stressed because of a change in their environment. Cats spray to send out a message, almost like a “pee”-mail!