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Why Cats Lie on Their Backs When They See You

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While cats have been domesticated pets since the days of Cleopatra, there’s still a lot about them that remains a mystery. Like when they just roll over as you approach them, what’s up with that? Actually, when cats lie on their back and expose their bellies, it’s their way of saying “Hello, human!”! But it's not the only message a cat sends when it shows you its cute furry little belly. Today we're talking about cat behaviors. Why do they expose their belly? Why do they bring you dead animals? Why do they like watching from afar? There are plenty of other things they do that just have you scratching your head in confusion. Let's figure out together! Other videos you might like: 26 Facts About Cats That'll Make You Love Them https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wO_EunoUSWg& HOW TO UNDERSTAND YOUR CAT BETTER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz6yBbBRr8Y 19 Awesome Cats That Cost a Fortune https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLSZmmDBM9Y& TIMESTAMPS: Showing you its belly 0:43 Rubbing its head on you 2:15 Kneading 2:49 Blinking at you slowly 3:37 Watching from afar 4:01 Scratching your furniture 4:59 Chattering its teeth 5:45 Bringing you dead animals 6:43 Sitting in the most random places 7:22 Bursting with energy in the middle of the night 8:10 #cats #catbehavior #yourpet Music by Epidemic Sound https://www.epidemicsound.com/ SUMMARY: - Be careful not to invade your cat’s space unless you know they love belly rubs and like to be touched. Look for other clues like their ears and tail. If their tail is moving back and forth and their ears are set back, this means they’d rather be left alone. - When a cat weaves through your legs and rubs its head on you, it's called bunting, and it involves a release of pheromones from a cat’s head. Basically, it’s as if they’re leaving their scent on you to make sure other cats know that you belong to them. - Have you ever been snuggling with your kitty when they start pressing their little paws into you over and over again? When cats do this sort of bread-kneading motion, it’s actually leftover from their kitten days when they used to nurse. - Has your cat ever made prolonged eye contact with you while blinking really slowly every few seconds? It’s awkward, I know! But this is actually a way for your cat to show you affection! - If you find that your cat is watching you from afar but never wants to engage, this could be a sign that they’re anxious or even mad at you. - Similar to how a dog urinates on things to mark their territory (which cats can do too sometimes, by the way), cats like to scratch furniture to show others what’s theirs. - If your cat’s teeth are chattering really fast, it doesn’t mean they have the chills. It’s actually related to a natural instinct to hunt. - Many animal behaviorists believe that your cat shares a successful kill with you as a way of thanking you for your care. Cats also do this in hopes that you’ll see how good they are, and you’ll pay more attention to them! - Cats seem to love squeezing into small spaces, even though it often looks terribly uncomfortable. They do this because it helps them feel protected and safe. - Many house cats hold in a lot of energy during the day and since they have nocturnal instincts, they often go nuts in the middle of the night. Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC Photos: https://www.depositphotos.com East News ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/
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BRIGHT SIDE (2 months ago)
Hey guys, what´s YOUR cat´s name? Btw, here we have a video on how to understand your cat better: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz6yBbBRr8Y&
Ann Manchester (7 days ago)
I've had some male black/white tuxedo cats named Burt, Ernie, Sammy, and Romeo. Some female cats I have or had: Miscy (all-gray, short for Mischief), Sadie (all-gray), Lizzy (gray tabby, short for Elizabeth), Jasper (female calico). Other male cats I have or had Simon (black persian), Morris (Orange tabby), Shebo (originally named Sheba, until I discovered that she was a he)(all black pudgy little dude).
Sierra Ries (19 days ago)
Anox13 (1 month ago)
Tia or Terrible Terror when she's misbehaving lol
Robin Lim (1 month ago)
Marcelo and Moses
Rano Sawyer end (2 months ago)
I have 3 cats two of them kittens and the other is the mother the kittens r dot and simba and then the mum is Dakota
J.N. Cahill (3 hours ago)
My cat, Midnight, just wants to be touched ALL the time or be near me at least 22 hours of the day.
Why i watches this vid although i have no pet??
three frogs (7 hours ago)
pricks, i dont see her for days im always worried the foxes got her, she doesnt care about me its obvious
THE AMAZING GAMER ! (17 hours ago)
Mine chases its tail
Jce Profits (17 hours ago)
I remember when my cat always wake me every morning😅😅😅 , I miss her so much , it's been a months since I see her alive 😪. I Love you Chuchay I hope you're happy in the Heaven.
Dean Hitchkens (18 hours ago)
I liked the suggestion of feeding the cat before our bedtime to stop it being restless at night. Great idea!
FearTheSpork (20 hours ago)
The narrator sounds exactly like the 'Sticky Buddy' narrator. My cat agrees.
Bob S (20 hours ago)
a lot a cats try to trick you to rub their belly. they know they can do real damage and love it. i had 24 cats at one time and know to leave them alone. now i have 13. they are were dumped in the park behind my house 2008/2015 when the economy went bad. my life was ruined by obama. but i loved all of them.
HighonBluegrazz (22 hours ago)
kanske för de vill knölla sketan?
Foxy Studios (23 hours ago)
My little cat, Storm (she's about 10 1/2 months old), does this weird thing that ive just accepted as normal at this point. I'll have my hand out, for example my arm is dangling off the edge of a chair of something, and once she sees my hand, she'll walk over and headbutt my hand. Idk why she does this xD. I just call it 'the headbutt of love', since she usually demands to be petted afterwards
Dave shrum (1 day ago)
.... my cat is a bit different. He's a year old now he lays down and exposes his belly as a trap! Go ahead touch my belly next thing you know you're bleeding lol 🙀🥺🤪
mikemacdt1 (1 day ago)
Mr Biggins
Amanda Lapara (1 day ago)
My cat is Rufus. He seems to wash his paws, 1 at a time in the water bowl when he comes inside, then licks the water off. He drinks normally from the bowl. Also, at 5:39am, every morning he touches his wet nose to my face to wake me so he can go outside. He just turned 2 this April (2019).
David Barker (1 day ago)
Since well before Cleopatra, Sparky!
Hmmmm... One of my cats will sit in a certain basement window that we have and we'll make this weird meow that sounds like he's in pain but I go down there to find that he's just looking out the window but only one of the weird things that he does.
CC Ryder (2 days ago)
Very informative a round of a paws to you
Michael Ritzen (2 days ago)
Our cats are named Dimitry and Galina. And all our cats had the tendency to go into every room when we first got them, and start meowing for a few minutes, walking around to different spots and meow again. Only Dimitry keeps doing it, but only in the hallway. We haven't found any source as to why they do it, but we think it is to get familiar with the lay-out of a room and get comfortable with their surrounding. What we suspect why Dimitry keeps doing it, is to get our attention, especially since he does it often when we are either watching a series, and not talking or when I am sitting behind my desk in my hobby-room and my girlfriend is laying in bed watching Netflix. Anybody know whether our thought process is close or what the actual reason is?
Peter Wuwei (2 days ago)
Our cat is usually very aloof during the day. Except when I am on the toilet. Then, she finds me and comes sits next to me when I am there. She is also affectionate when I go to bed and about 3 nites a week, jumps up to sit on me and wait to be petted, while I am reading a book or something. She sleeps with us on the bed most nites too.
Salim Souaid (2 days ago)
My cat is leaving his tail before sleeping on me
Courtney Watkins (2 days ago)
My cap likes to play with my fingers
Mad Dog (2 days ago)
Dogs do the exact same thing–it’s not unique to cats.
Carly Sullivan (2 days ago)
My male cat loves to jump in my truck as I get home from work because he knows my scent is all over the truck.
Brenda Elgar (2 days ago)
I have a ragdoll her name is jack. When my son or myself go out, she waits about 1-2 minutes. She finds her little bear picks it up and walks around the apartment meowing with bear in her mouth. I think she has separation anxiety but it is so darn cute.
Da Me (2 days ago)
My cat likes to lick wood
Cosmo Weymer (2 days ago)
When my cat has finished meal, he scratches at the air as if he's covering his leftovers with invisible dirt.
OmegaWolfe (2 days ago)
Because they’re the most adorable creatures ever
indpa dawsm (2 days ago)
your over-complicating everything
CityMinecrafter74 (3 days ago)
Cats give you dead mice because if their mom didn’t teach them that it is food, they have no idea what to do with it.
Audrey Londynski (3 days ago)
{\__/} ( 0.0 ) I took the cat (<🐱>) [] []
Riley Blaze (3 days ago)
#catMemes #ifIFitsISits
Biplov Manjhi (3 days ago)
My cat sleep next to me every night
ShadowCuber (3 days ago)
the weirdest thing my pet does is sleep on top of my face.
Reean Ali (3 days ago)
mine doesn't realise im the one scratching her ear and she enters a state of mental confusion and tries to scratch her ear even though I'm already doing so 😂😂😂😂
Ellen Bella (3 days ago)
Bob Bluefield (3 days ago)
they got all 4 nails and their teeth ready, it is a defensive pose
Sterling Crockett (3 days ago)
My first wife raised a two day old black kitten that was separated from his mother. As she bottle-fed him, he didn't learn to nurse off of his mom. Still, the kneeding instinct was so strong with him (as it is with all cats) that he started running his toes through her hair, over and over again. He did this all through kittenhood and for the rest of his life and it was one of his favorite things to do.
James Buerer (3 days ago)
Cats have "a touch of attitude"? Seriously? Like the Grand Canyon is "a bit of a hole in the ground".
JarOfRats (3 days ago)
OK, then why will an angry cat do the same thing as it's about to attack another cat?
Daylight MLPYT (3 days ago)
My Answer: My rabbit rosie, she loves hopping around at night, so when I go to sleep at night, She literally goes crazy and knocks over things and sniff my face while I'm asleep on the couch.
Emerald Gamer (3 days ago)
My cat is called nala
Wolvie (4 days ago)
Cats are so cool, the one we have now is so great. He will come up with his own games to play with us, as well as other cat behaviours.
Bandicoot803 (4 days ago)
You guys REALLY annoy us being SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO nagging about "Like, Subscribe And Turn On Notifications!" Does that turn you on???
Austin Fields (4 days ago)
Because they want you to rub their belly the end
A Majestic Phoenix (4 days ago)
My cat past a couple years ago, but her name was Nibbles because she liked to "nibble" us as a sign of affection and she would sit right down on my chest and I would wake up not being able to breathe! I wonder how she knew where my chest was!
Guppieboi3 (4 days ago)
I'm a guy and love cats! My cat notices anything new in the house and explores, even if I relocate something, she's gotta approve it. I'm also more mindful now of anything accidentally falling on the floor, items that she can swallow. Same with household cleaning chemicals. I was refilling my desk stapler with staples and some flew onto the floor. I spent hours with a magnifying glass looking for them, sweeping til I found them! I was afraid they'd get stuck on her paws or mouth. What a relief.
Jake M (4 days ago)
The Culture Watch (4 days ago)
No they want food That’s how their moms fed them so they are trying to show you it’s food time
Sherlinda Moore (4 days ago)
Fall asleep on my dirty cloths.
Logical Conservative (4 days ago)
Bells on collars are psychological torture for cats. Don't do it. Imagine if you had super-hearing, and someone is jingling a bell next to your ear, every minute, every hour, for years on end.
Iron Shadow (4 days ago)
Never EVER hang any sound making stuff like bells on collar if you care tiniest bit about your pet, it's very bad thing for a cat...
My cat Albert fetches better than any dog I've ever had, talks to me all the time and prefers to drink his water AFTER he splashes it on to the floor.
Dr. Poopy Boogersnot's ButtNugget Review LOL!
Dellrae Lawrence (4 days ago)
My cat fight me for my phone when I am watching YouTube ...lol!!
Nishat afrin (4 days ago)
DIAZ52 (4 days ago)
It's not kneading, it's making biscuits!... lol
Walker Family (5 days ago)
My cat...attacks my toes in the morning if they’re hanging out from under the covers. It’s only in the morning at wake up. Claw in your toe is not a pleasant experience.
Leroy Curnew (5 days ago)
I love cats so much!!
Ben Bohannon (5 days ago)
when i try to pet it she seems on catnipe when there is non even thoh that it is the middle of the day
HIBALIZA!!! (5 days ago)
My cats name is egg
B. Stillwater (5 days ago)
incredibly naive. but also cute to ignore their understanding of you're ignorance to their true feelings. Also. keep trying, as I feel you truly have a passion for knowledge!
Dolores M (5 days ago)
We have six cats that we got trapped into taking and we watched them being born and took care of the mother. We were going to look for good homes for them. Sure we were. Six years later we still have all six. Our Tabby helps me do the dishes after every meal. He stands almost in front of me waiting to be petted while I do the dishes. That was my fault. He's always on the sink whenever I'm there.
Nataruma (5 days ago)
Both my cats will go into the empty spare room and mrowl in there for ten minutes at a time, as if they like the sound of the echo, then come back out looking very satisfied with themselves.
stephanie stucker (5 days ago)
Samsage TFT (5 days ago)
not only cat also chihuahua
Ben Flantzman (5 days ago)
He licks his own butthole
LBMultimediaDesign (5 days ago)
My cat is not very affectionate but at the same time follows me to the toilet because she wants the company.
Jennifer Torrez (5 days ago)
My cat tends to get rowdy acting like he is chasing something. Then when he sits his skin and fur pulsate. I think I heard that they do the pulsating because they are in distress or pain... Can you explain these behaviors?
Snark (5 days ago)
When I was 5 I thought cats lay on their back because they wanted their belly rubbed. I still have the scar.
Bill Quinley (6 days ago)
My Precious friend is named Kiddykuns and she is black and gold!
Karen Golden (2 days ago)
I like your kitty's name! Very sweet.
Martín Muses (6 days ago)
Do not recommend those bell-tied collars, they hurt their ears as the sounds it's too strong for their hearing capacity.
Jon Smit (6 days ago)
My cat's name was Koshka. She will always be fondly remembered in my family. She was a FRIEND.
Catherine Bronte (6 days ago)
cats don't want to be alone all the time. cats that are loved and know it want to be with you as much as any other animal. cats are precious and wonderfully affectionate companions.
G00ober (6 days ago)
My cat wants to be in the shower cabinet, dunno why
Cedric Wysocki (6 days ago)
hunting the shaddows instead of the real toy
John Hammond (6 days ago)
What if they bring you a squirrel?
Vegasinbama (1 day ago)
John Hammond yep! Happened twice recently to me. Then, 2 snakes since Saturday.
Prasanta Dutta (6 days ago)
My cat loiters around in the neighborhood all day and arrives home exactly when it's dinner-time. I think he keeps a secret clock or something.
Amanda Chenard (6 days ago)
Both my cats dip their paws in water and lick it off rather that just drinking from the bowl. Also they prefer running water so often times they’ll come meowing to me when I’m in the kitchen or bathroom to turn the tap on.
honey bee (6 days ago)
Cats be triggerd
Denetta Cogburn (6 days ago)
My cat doesn’t purr ever and meows very quietly why?
Val Hudson (6 days ago)
My cats will call as if he is looking for me when he just saw me a minute before. I respond I'm up here and they are immediately quite.
jm S (6 days ago)
I once found my cat in the fruit bowl curled around a pineapple.
RGMUFC1 (6 days ago)
"Why Cats Lie on Their Backs When They See You" Couse they cute little fluffy kitty cats, with purring and calming sound...i apologise.
whenever i go to sleep my cat love to just hug my face and sleep like that most nights
SPAM THE BAND (7 days ago)
My cat chatters at me. It normally means he wants to play. Though I notice he has made up a word for me when he wants to call me which is part chatter and part meow... strangely it kinda sounds like my actual name he is saying.
franco lopresto (7 days ago)
Oh sweet kitty....but how about when the cat "Catches The Breath" of a sleeping baby and the child dies.
Christine Basadre (7 days ago)
My cat can chase a mouse 🐁
darkashtar (7 days ago)
We actually have a super affectionate cat. She's one of the only cats that I've ever seen comes when you call her over. She never bites or scratches, only play bites very softly or sometimes when I'm making a sandwich she will put her paw on my hand and bring it towards her lol
Dsennack (7 days ago)
What a monster would hang a bell on their cat
The Mini Fortniter (7 days ago)
Our cat usually meows somewhere 5 or 6 AM, if he doesn’t get fed, he gets angry and scratches my moms hair or face
Petra Slagt (7 days ago)
The bell around your cat’s neck is the worst advice you can give. Would you like a cowbell around your neck, it would drive you nuts. It is all in the cat’s nature to catch small animals, let him...
jaebeom (7 days ago)
When I not pet my cats they will give me lovebite
Heli-Crew HGS (7 days ago)
I hate this man's patronising voice. The script has been written, as though for children.
VladM (7 days ago)
1:20 you welcome!
I love cats
TheSquiblitee (7 days ago)
I had my cat since he was a very small kitten and have always been very affectionate with him. We also live in a very "vocal" house with much shouting and cheering. So my cat is very comfortable with touching for long periods of time, has never lashed out at people and LOVES to meow at everyone lol
Lionkitty 1 (7 days ago)
One of my cats, Ed, is so strange, one minute I am petting and snuggling him while he purrs and rolls around, the next he will randomly start biting and scratching! What is up with that?! 😸 ❤️
Julia Skiles (7 days ago)
Explain why my cats would rather play with my hair ties than the actual toys I bought them
Anthony Batista (7 days ago)
My cat plays fetch lol
Faezatul Hasanah (7 days ago)
My cats loves dried chilli smell and also white pepper smell.. Thell open my kitchen kabinet to find it without our knowing and then start to bite it bring it in a so called safe place for them and constantly rubbing it against their head XDXD
n (7 days ago)
I have more in common to cats than i feel comfortable

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