Cats are often considered less intelligent than dogs, probably because they do not respond to training and the command such as “sit” and will rarely do tricks. It is questionable whether extraordinary action performance is necessarily equal to high intelligence tendencies. Or maybe the cat is better at channeling its brain power into different behaviors, such as living techniques and adapting to environmental changes. And is it possible that cats are considered smarter than dogs to the question of reasoning behind its maneuvering, or obeying orders?
Young cats begin to show predatory behavior at the age of six weeks. In the wild, mother cats will carry prey to kittens. In domestic conditions, a mother cat carries small pieces of meat to the kitten box, making a special encouraging sound to attract the attention of her kitten. Mother cats often pat the meat, teaching kittens to pounce on it. In their developmental stages, kittens begin to practice hunting, bowing, robbing, and making derogatory attacks on their mates. The mother cat waved its tail, teasing her children to pounce and catch it.
Adult cats prefer to hunt on their own within their own area. Some cats roam the distance from home to visit their favorite hunting areas, and, sometimes, cats from the same family learn to hunt collaboratively. Acute vision and excellent vision in low light allow cats to be effective as well as stealth hunters. Cats often lie in ambush, infinite patience for their prey to emerge from their shelter. The cat attack projection is in a curved jump, grips an elongated claw, and kills with a deadly bite on the creature’s neck. Hungry cats will kill their prey relatively quickly, while well-fed cats, strongly stimulated by the passion for chasing and catching, often play with prey for some time before finally killing the prey.
Playing with prey provides cats with the opportunity to practice their trapping techniques. Although for centuries cats have been domesticated, most cats will hunt if given the chance. If you keep your pet cats entirely indoors, you should compensate for the loss of their hunting opportunities by providing plenty of toys, and encourage them to play catch, hit and catch games. Such stimulation and exercise keep them healthy, prevent them from becoming overweight, and can help to ensure their survival if they get lost.
Throughout the life of the cat, its behavior is controlled by natural patterns inherited from its wild ancestors. We will always see our beloved cats play hunting with toys and other cats. They play the action of killing the victim and usually among the kittens themselves. Cats are very curious creatures. They will explore and play with anything that moves. So don’t forget to give them lots of toys if you have pet cats.
Would you believe me if I tell you that the cat’s waking period is very short. Even felines rest such a great amount of time that when a feline is 9 years of age, it has just been wakeful for only 3 years of its life. One-third of the cat’s wake time is usually used for self-cleaning. Cats will sleep for 16 hours a day. So don’t be alarmed when you see your cat sleeping most of the time.