Felines are fiercely independent creatures. Sure, they love to cuddle up with their owners and have their heads scratched, but they also need some alone time to recharge. Don’t we all? That’s why there’s no need to worry if you haven’t seen your beloved kitty in a few days.
Your cat is doing what comes naturally to it. Venturing into the world as a solo explorer, discovering new sights and smells. It is also a way for your cat to get some space and quiet especially if your home is busy and loud. After a few days, your kitty will suddenly reappear, probably at its food bowl.
Yawning Doesn’t Only Express Exhaustion
While humans yawn only when they feel tired or sometimes bored, it’s not the same way for dogs. One reason could be that they feel safe around you and trust you. In nature, animals yawn as a sign of submission. When your dog yawns 15 times, you can be sure that they’re very relaxed. But, yawning also may indicate anticipation or stress.
When your dog is waiting in the vet’s office, he may yawn repeatedly as a way to deal with nervousness. Dogs may also yawn before going on a walk, as a way to control their enthusiasm.
Growling Birds Are a Thing
Apparently, growling is not exclusive to canines and felines. Some bird species use this vocal practice too. And similarly to cats and dogs, when birds do it, it is meant to signal aggression.
When you hear your bird growl, don't try to pick it up or touch it. Instead of trying to comfort it, just take a look around, try to detect what it is that could be bothering it, and eliminate whatever it is.
Dog Squinting or Blinking
Surely, you've been emotionally manipulated or just brought to a puddle of "awww" from the cuteness of seeing your dog with that slight squint, looking straight at you. When your dog squints or blinks, it usually means he's looking to get your attention in order to spend some quality time with you.
If your dog starts doing this often, maybe you're spending too much time apart and you need to make some more time for your fluffy friend.
Wiggle That Head
Have you noticed the way your snake's head wiggles every once in a while? Especially when you feed it? That's perfectly normal snake behavior, just something it does when smelling something interesting.
That being said, if the wiggles are getting intense, you should contact your vet, as this might be an indicator of extreme stress or even a neurological problem (spider morphs of pythons are usually more susceptible to it).