But cat behavior experts do believe that some weird feline behavior can, in fact, be explained. For example, when cats knead or “make biscuits” with their paws, it’s their instincts calling. Richard Gowan, a veterinarian at The Cat Clinic, believes that: “This action could be a marking instinct as the cat releases hormones through their feet. [They] might do it on your bed to mark it as theirs.”
Meanwhile, if the cat is headbutting, it doesn’t necessarily mean they want us to pet them. Instead, Gowan suggests they are marking us with their scent glands. “When cats do things like kneading, scratching, or headbutting, they’re actually marking you with their glands.”
Gowan also believes that if cat refuses to use a litter box, it’s not always them being naughty. On the contrary, it may be your fault. “The cat might be thinking, ‘No, your litter-box management isn’t up to my standards,'” he said.
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