Pavlov Cats: Classical Conditioning and Cat Behavior | Catzio

Pavlov Cats: Classical Conditioning and Cat Behavior

Cats can be conditioned just like almost any living thing capable of learning. Conditioning is a process through which an animal is taught to give a specific response – either voluntary or involuntary – to a stimulus. The most famous example of this is Pavlov’s experiments.

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Should I Declaw My Kitten? | Catzio

Should I Declaw My Kitten?

So, your cat's shredding the furniture. But declawing a kitten is not the answer - it's the same as chopping your fingertips off. Here's why.

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Why Do Male Cats Spray? | Catzio

Why Do Male Cats Spray?

Urine marking is normal behavior that nearly all cat owners must deal with at some point. To cats, it’s just another form of communication that has been a part of their behavioral repertoire for millennia. To humans, though, it can be a huge inconvenience.

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Am I Ready for a Cat? | Catzio

Am I Ready for a Cat?

Are you ready for a cat? Some of the most important things to consider before a cat adoption include their behavioral tendencies (they need mental stimulation and cat-proofing) and the amount of time and money you’ll be investing. Plus, if you have reservations about feeding your cat a meat-based diet, you might need to think through that before adopting.

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