Cat Behavioural Problems

Common cat problems and how to resolve them.
Why does my cat knead me?

Kneading is a motion that cats make by alternating their claws in a rhythmic pattern, pushing against a soft object, such as a fluffy blanket, or indeed your lap.

How do I stop my cat eating rodents?

When cats hunt they will usually take the live or dead prey back to somewhere they feel secure, like their home.

Help! My cat is spraying on everything!

Does your cat have a habit of spraying? Behaviourist Jon Bowen gives you 10 tips on how to resolve the problem.

Why does my cat toilet on my bed?

Does your cat go to the toilet in unwanted places, including your bed? Behaviourist Jon Bowen shares his advice.

Why does my cat have a split personality?

Cats are the same as us; they have definite personalities and preferences, explains behaviourist Jon Bowen.

Why is my cat scared of the vacuum cleaner?

Cats don't respond very well to the typical desensitisation method that we use with dogs, says Jon Bowen...

Help! My cat only likes me when he's hungry!

Cats vary in their sociability and need for contact with people, explains behaviourist Jon Bowen.

Does my cat get lonely when I'm at work?

Below the age of two years, cats are generally more receptive to the arrival of another cat.

How do I introduce my new kittens to my cat?

It's a good idea to get on with introducing them quickly, as most adult cats will regard kittens as a minor irritation.