Also known as the “zoomies”, cats will occasionally break into a sprint around the room without warning.
As cats have become domesticated, they have less of a need to hunt, defend their territory, or protect themselves from predators. Their bodies instinctually still store the energy for these activities should the need arise. A good zoom around the room is a great way to get rid of some unused fuel.
No, your cat isn't trying to ruin your new couch on purpose. There are a few reasons why your feline feels the need to scratch your couch to pieces.
Cats will scratch objects to sharpen their claws. A cat is both a predator and prey and so it must keep its nails ready to defend itself or to catch dinner. It's also a way for cats to mark their territory — not only are scratch marks visual cues that the area is taken, but the act of scratching releases pheromones embedded in a cat's paws. Scratching objects also helps to remove dirt and skin cells to keep their nails and paws clean.
Felines love to gobble up grass. It may not be appetizing to humans, but it keeps your kitty healthy!
The grass is packed with folic acid which boosts hemoglobin production. Since cats find it difficult to fully digest it, eating a few shards keeps their bowel movements regular and helps them regurgitate anything that may be causing stomach problems. So let your kitty have some lawn for lunch!
What's the Droppings Pattern?
When your rabbit does its business, where do the droppings end up? (Like, before you clear them out to the nearest trash can.) If they are scattered (instead of in a typical pile), these droppings are there as territory markers.
This usually happens if there has been a change in environment, or if there is more than one bunny present in the house.
Your bird's wings can be a great indicator of how it feels or what it's trying to communicate to you. A good example of it is wing flipping. This easily-noticeable sign can have different meanings: negative feelings like anger or pain, or the little guy is just fluffing and adjusting his feathers.
Depending on the species, this can also be a part of a mating ritual. When this behavior is paired with hunched shoulders and a bobbing head, it means it wants attention and food.