9 strange habits of Pets that baffle us

Often we think we understand their Pets, but sometimes they seem to deliberately drive us nuts, and with the most innocent expression cute muzzle. 

Why cats drink water from anywhere but their own bowls?

Because afraid of poison. A cat lapping tea and stewed forgotten on the table cups, catches the drops from the tap and even tastes the water, steadfastly ignoring the one that I made for her out of spite and stubbornness. Over millions of years in the wild, food for the cats were the creatures that killed her or someone else. The cat could not know how long lying here she found the carcass and did not get bred in her the germs in the nearby pond. Even if the beast he had just killed the victim, fresh blood did not improve the taste of water. So predators never drank water in the place where we dined.

9 strange habits of Pets that baffle us

Why stomp hedgehogs at night?

Hedgehogs are nocturnal animals and most of the day asleep, getting out of hiding only at twilight. In the wild the animals spend the night in search of food: slugs, snails, worms, beetles, centipedes, larval insects and even mice and frogs. Despite the fact that the owners of pet hedgehogs leave them food, animals are still trying to find loot in the closet, behind the couch, under the sink and in other secluded places. Hunting instincts and biological rhythms cause hedgehogs to Wake up at night and rummage through the house even when they are not hungry. Because of the peculiarities of gait and long claws of wandering hedgehogs on the house really are accompanied by a whisper.

9 strange habits of Pets that baffle us

Why are the cats all upset?

Certainly not because of clumsiness. The cats are very cautious predators and have amazing coordination. If the cat drops the Cup of coffee on the keyboard, she’s probably sick or nervous, or wants to attract your attention to important issue, or trying to remind you to buy a new laptop. Cats are creatures very nervous, out of balance they can bring anything, therefore, the problem of pseudo clumsiness — not an easy task. To punish the cat in this case — only to aggravate the situation. The only way to give your pet more living space. The possibility of privacy applies to furry brats calming and usually lowers the degree of their madness.

9 strange habits of Pets that baffle us

Why do dogs chase cats?

Habit. In the nature of the relationship between carnivorous mammals is always intense: strong tries to destroy the weak. Tiger will never miss an opportunity to kill a wolf or a brood of cubs. Wolves when the opportunity to destroy the lynxes, foxes, raccoon dogs, coyotes; hyenas and hyenas dogs attack young lions, leopards and cheetahs. Apparently, the ratio of dogs to cats — the legacy of this enmity.

9 strange habits of Pets that baffle us

Why does the parrot say?

Because we can. Recent studies show that parrots really smarter than most birds, and their ability to reproduce human speech associated with a particular brain structure. Comparing the activity of genes in different types of nerve cells in parrots and songbirds, neuroscientists discovered in their brain unusual plot, which is absent in other species of birds.

It turns out that in the brain of songbirds and parrots are the so-called “core training”, which helps the birds to remember the sounds and play them. Genetic analysis showed that the data cores in the brain of parrots arranged quite differently — they are surrounded by a multilayered sheath consisting of neurons. The thicker the shell, the higher the ability of a parrot to memorize the words and to cope with playing sounds.

9 strange habits of Pets that baffle us

Why do dogs tilt head when listening to you?

Most likely from diligence. There are several theories why dogs regularly do these touches most bipedal movement, concentrated, and very serious-looking you straight in the eye. However, most likely, the tilt of the head really helps them understand what’s going on. Dogs are excellent at picking up body language and understand what the owner is talking with them and waiting for specific signals, indicating that you specifically have in mind, and his head tilted to better hear.

9 strange habits of Pets that baffle us

Why cats meow and dogs bark?

Just for you. Cats never meow, communicating with each other, and wolves are relatives of dogs not able to bark, at least in adulthood.

Cubs make like barking sounds but adult wolves don’t bark ever. For a long time, scientists believed that people kept only the most friendly and playful wolves who, even as adults, in many respects behave like puppies. Recent studies show that the real picture is somewhat more complicated.
In different situations the animals bark in particular: sounds when meeting with a stranger different from those that dogs make, say, during the game or communicate with their own kind. Moreover, it was found that people are able to distinguish between barking which dogs make in different situations. Moreover, the acoustic structure of barking in dogs is very similar, in contrast to any other structure of their sound. Most likely, the unusual acoustic uniformity barking clearly indicates the adaptive value of Lai is primarily intended for the ear of man, therefore, needs to be simple and clear. And the sounds that dogs have left “for myself”, can differ considerably, so as not to affect the main for dog — human interaction.

With cats, the situation is very similar — they meow to be heard by the person.

9 strange habits of Pets that baffle us

Why do dogs spin in place, before you lie down to sleep?

Wolves and other wild dogs around the place which is going to lie down for two reasons. First, in order to flatten the grass, and secondly to have hidden in her snakes, and other creatures, it was time to leave the territory. This behavior does not make much sense in modern domestic dogs, but, as often happens, the instinct is stronger.

9 strange habits of Pets that baffle us

Why do cats love boxes?

It is for them to shelter or ambush. For small solitary predator, and they were the ancestors of the domestic cat — any small cavity size is of interest. It may be mining, but the main thing — it can be used as a safe haven for sleep, rest, device the den for the kittens, as well as a hidden observation post or ambush position. Cardboard boxes and wooden boxes attract cats because they warm.

9 strange habits of Pets that baffle us