Do yourself a favor and type “cat scared of cucumber” into your search bar. Sit back and enjoy a plethora of hilarious content showing cats leaping in fear after catching sight of the vicious vegetable.
While cucumbers aren’t typically regarded as nightmare fuel, experts think that the cucumber’s size and shape can set off alarm bells in a cat’s brain that a snake is nearby. This mix-up explains the jump scare reaction from your cat and laughs from millions of viewers online.
While you may think your dog is trying to yodel, this may be your dog trying to communicate with you. In fact, many owners swear that their dogs can speak to them.
A writer for an animal journal comments about his dog's yowling: “Our German Shepherd rescue, the sweetest dog we have ever owned (unless you happen to be a cat), is 9. She ‘talks‘ about everything! Grumbles, over being denied a cat lunch, has 5-minute conversations over going out for a walk, exchanges pleasantries (you would swear) over how happy she is to see someone.”
Birds Can Purr Too
Cats are not the only animals that purr. Apparently, some bird species do it too! The sound is a little more similar to a soft growl and could indicate either contentment or annoyance.
We know this sounds like the same reaction for two conflicting emotions, but hey, humans cry when they are both sad and happy. To better understand what your bird's purr means, factor in the little dude's body language and environment.
Your Hamster Isn't Begging
Everybody knows what it means when a dog is standing on its hind legs with its front paws held up — it wants food. Preferably, the food you are currently eating.
When a hamster does it, though, the meaning is different — it indicates that the little critter is feeling threatened. When that happens, don't try to handle it, as it might behave aggressively or even bite.
Dogs Eating Poop
It's extremely disgusting, but it's not that uncommon. When a dog starts eating its own or other dogs' feces (also called coprophagia), it usually comes down to one of two things; either it is a behavior that can be corrected through training, or it is a sign of malnutrition.
The best thing to do is to take your dog to the vet if it starts doing this too often. If your vet rules out any nutrient deficiency or medical reason, then it's time to go to a trainer to help your dog break the habit.