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					Getting To Know Your Cat You've just taken home your new cat, stocked up on cat food,
and changed the kitty liter. What's next? Your cat may be a little disorientated going to a
new home. By understanding your cat's behaviors, you can help him or her settle in and
get adjusted. Cats are territorial animals. Once you take him home, he's going to want to
establish his boundaries. It's important for him to know the range of his home base, which
centers around his food source, and those routes that lead to his meal. Your cat will mark
his territory by scratching, spraying, leaving urine or feces deposits, and rubbing. If you
keep your liter box in an accessible place, you shouldn't have to worry about him using
urine or feces to mark his territory around the house. However, when he gets old enough,
he might spray the walls. The best way to help you deal with this problem is to get him
neutered as soon as he's old enough to spray. One thing to take note of: if you have guests
staying overnight and your cat feels like they are invading his territory, he might urinate
on their property or in their room. Try to keep him away from it until they leave. Cats like
to talk. They have a speech all their own. The most familiar sound a cat makes is
"meow." Young cats use it to help their mother find them or signal that they're cold. In
older cats, they want to get your attention, i.e., they might be hungry. Cats also hiss. A
hiss usually means the cat is angry, or frightened. As the cat feels more threatened the
hiss can become a yowl or a scream. A yodel that sounds sad or a bit spooky by a female
cat usually means that she's in heat. The male replies by caterwauling. This lets the
female know he's available and the sound warns off other males. A purring sound usually
signals your cat is content and happy. Other things to watch for in your cat are his ears,
eyes, and tail. A curious or friendly cat will have the ears forward and erect. Wide eyes
will usually indicate if the cat is happy or scared. Looking at your cat's posture will help
you determine his mood along with their wide eyes. A relaxed cat eyes will be open, but
not wide. Also, dilated pupils may indicate fear or aggression. An erect tail usually
indicates a friendly greeting. A lashing tail demonstrates excitement, a bristled tail is a
sign of fear, and a gently swaying tail that moves back and forth is a sign your cat is
happy. By understanding your new cat's verbal and non-verbal clues, you'll help him feel
welcomed and loved. This article has been submitted in affiliation with
http://www.PetLovers.Com/ which is a site for Pets

				
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