Why Do Cats Do That?
98 Kitty Questions Answered (How & Why Do Cats Do That? Book 2)
by Peter Scottsdale
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 19 Nov 2019 | Archive Date 2 Dec 2020
Ever wonder why cats do the perplexing things they do?
Do you ask yourself or a friend, “Why would a cat do that?”
Now, you can know the answers.
In this book, Peter Scottsdale gives you solutions to the cat questions you want answered. You will know the answers to the most asked “Why?” questions about cats.
Discover 98 Cat Secrets Including:
Why do cats purr?
Why do cats meow?
Why do cats hate getting wet?
Why do cats fight?
Why do cats hate dogs?
Why do cats throw up?
Why do cats knead, purr and drool?
Why do cats eat grass?
Why do cats scratch?
Why do cats bite?
Why do cats sleep so much?
Why do cats make such noise when mating?
Why do cats hate car rides?
Why do cats drink from the toilet?
Why do cats suck on and eat material?
And much more.
BONUS: This Wonderful Book Includes Over 40 Cute Cat Photos - Many You Won't Find Anywhere Else.
Average rating from 38 members
In our household, we are fascinated with our cats and their behaviour. We 'talk' with them on a daily basis and decry the fact that they treat our house like a hotel.
With 98 questions answered in this book, I feel as though our family now understands our cats behaviour and personalities in a much fuller way.
I now know why our cats play with their prey and why it looks as though they are sometimes watching television. I was fascinated to learn that the frequency they purr at can aid healing and that they convey emotions through the position of their ears.
Written in a fun and simple way by cat lover turned Author Peter Scottsdale, Why do cats do that? is a useful addition to any cats lovers library.
For every question a cat owner has, this book probably has an answer. Perfect for the anxious new owner of a kitten. Would recommend for anyone who loves cats or has one.
I am NOT a cat person.
Kitties look SO CUTE from far away, but then you carefully, slowly approach one to pet it only to get your hand sliced up by razor sharp claws. They're like gremlins going from adorable to evil in 2 seconds.
Even still, I actually enjoyed this book. Perhaps that's a testament to either the author's snarky sense of humor or the power that cats wield over the human race despite our resistance to our feline overlords. Funny quips were sprinkled amongst the cat-facts that actually made me smile. It was an easy, fast read written in a very friendly, upbeat tone.
One memorable moment that stands out to me is the insanely gross fact that mother cats will lick the butts of their young to encourage a bowl movement. (ACK!) For this reason, sometimes cats raise their tails in front of their human because the human reminds them of their mother. It's the kind of thing that once you know it... you can't *unknow* it.
Also, cats don't scratch furniture to sharpen their claws but rather to reveal the new claw underneath. They also hide in boxes so they can scratch your legs as you walk by and bring you dead things they kill as presents. So, yeah, they're basically monsters.
Most of the information in this book is pretty much common sense, but it was still an enjoyable read. If you are a cat-lover, definitely check it out. If you're not a cat lover (like moi), you still might enjoy it.
Thank you NetGalley and to the publisher for an eARC in exchange for an honest review.
I've had fun with this, and it's answered a few questions I had. I've never had an indoor cat before, but we got adopted by a starving kitten awhile back. Once we nursed her back to health she refused to go outside, leaving us with not much idea what to do with an indoor queen. Nice book.
A delighful book. As a Life long cat lover i lesrned a lot from this book. Would be a great Gift for a cat lover of all ages
For anyone who is new to cats or wants a refresher on some of the most common questions about cats this is an excellent book. Why do cats purr? Why do they rub your legs? Why do cats fight? Why do cats not like to get wet? These are just a few of the many questions in this book. For me, as a cat person this was a refresher and reminder of some things I forgot all about. Thank you to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I've had a cat for many years and being at home because of covid I have observed my cat more and more and often find myself wondering why he does the silly things he does. Easily enough to write these off as "cat things" but then I stumbled upon this book, a little dictionary of those cat things and some explain and insight as to why.
I enjoyed reading this book and found lots of them related to my cat and helped me see why he does the things he does. Great book for any cat owner/lover!
Why Do Cats Do That? is a great small book about cats and their behaviour.
As a lifelong cat-lover, I enjoyed the book a lot and even learned a new thing or two. The language used is very accessible, which makes it perfect even for younger readers.
I'd definitely recommend the book to all that wish to get a cat, but feel like they don't know enough about cats yet, and to those that have a young child and are trying to explain to the child how to interact with their pets.
*Thanks to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for providing me with an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest review.*
A very informative book answering many of my questions regarding my little furry girl . A must read for any cat owner
This is a great book about cat behaviour and the reason why cats do certain things. I found it very interesting and I learned a lot from it. I have two cats and I love cats, so I enjoyed this book a lot.
Many thanks to the author, publisher and netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Recently, I got my first kitten. I have never had a pet before, so was very interested in the topic of this book. Peter Scottsdale answers all the questions you may have about why your cat is behaving the way it does. Each answer was short and to the point, but told you all you needed to know. I liked the fact that it wasn’t long winded and was easy to read. I would definitely recommend this book, especially to anyone who has just got a new kitten.
I liked this book about cats. It was fun to read why cats do what they do. I never realized they purred when they were angry or hurt, I just though they purred when they were happy. I learned a few other things I never thought about. I think it would be a good book to purchase for a grandchild to teach about cats. One of those read aloud books when you are reading to them.
Was an enjoyable afternoon read.
Thanks to Peter Scottsdale, BooksGoSocial, and NetGalley for allowing me to read a copy for an honest review.
Quick read of questions and answers about why cats so what they do. I’ve had cats for nearly 20 years and learned some new things from this book like how cats have scent glands in their feet and will scratch on things to mark their territory.
As a relatively new cat owner I found this book really interesting, lots of little things that either I didn't know or hadn't thought about. My 8 year old son is a big animal lover and really enjoyed it too.
It's a nice easy read, you can dip in and out of different places if you want to, or read through in full. It gives you reasons for why cats have certain behaviours, and why they do certain things.
I love finding out why my cat loves tiny dark places (to make them feel safe from predators), or why they like going in paper bags or boxes (to practice pouncing and hunting prey, as well as being a nice dark space)
I think it would be a lovely present for a late primary school child or an absolute cat lover.
Thanks to Netgalley for an copy in return for an honest review.
Really liked this book. It was very informative and well written. Some parts were also very relatable and funny.
Not sure this book is well suited for children. Found the language often quit difficult and one questions answer was way too mature in my opinion.
This book was sooo good! As an owner of two cats, I found this book to be helpful not just in terms of what one cat alone does, but how two cats living in the same house interact and what those interactions mean.
I enjoyed reading this book because I always wonder why my cat does certain things. This book is fun and informative at the same time. I will definitely check out the first book to read more.
This little book of questions and answers was a delight. The author was able to shed light on many of the interesting behaviors of our feline friends. If you have ever asked yourself why is my cat doing that, there is a good chance that an answer can be found in this book. Don't be surprised if this book makes you want to learn even more about the kitties in your life!
Princess Fuzzypants here: This would be a good book for someone who has been adopted recently by a cat or wants to be adopted by a cat and would like to know the reasons behind certain behaviours. We kitties, of course, like to retain an air of mystery, but find it better if our minions make the effect to understand why we do things.
It is written in a simple way that even a human can understand and would be a good addition to any feline library.
Four purrs and two paws up.
I love cats! So this book definitely caught my eye. For the experienced cat lover, this book won't shed much new light on cast behaviors, but this would be a good book for a young person or anyone new to sharing life with a kitty.
Thank you to Booksgosocial and NetGalley for the eARC in exchange for my honest review.
Informative and funny short read which answers a great many questions for cat owners everywhere. Thanks for the opportunity to read
Loved this informative little book. Will be buying copies come Christmas as stocking fillers for the cat mad members of my family.
Thank you to NetGalley and to the publisher for allowing me to read this in exchange for an honest review.
I am always asking why is he doing that? What do you think is going through his mind? Thus book has def let me understand my cat more.
Def a book for anyone who has or even just likes cats
Peter Scottsdale has written a wonderful book for cat lovers of all ages, it's called Why Do Cats Do That? Illustrated with 40 beautiful cat pictures it aims to supply the definitive answer to such questions as 'Why do cats hate getting wet?' 'Why do cats purr?' and 'Why do cats miaow?' plus 95 other questions. Even if you know the answers, this is still a great book. I looked through it with my granddaughter the other day and we both had a great time. Perfect for all cat lovers and with Christmas only a few weeks away this would make a great present.