Cat behaviour described

The first step to understanding cat behaviour is to be able to identify and correctly name the many behaviours cats exhibit.

For people working with cats either professionally (eg, the veterinary profession, feline researchers, and those working in boarding catteries and homing centres) or as carers to cats within the home environment, understanding cat behaviour is critical. The first step to understanding cat behaviour is to be able to identify and correctly name the many behaviours cats exhibit.

Thus, the aim of this resource is to describe in a multimedia format, and in detail, the day-to-day behaviour of cats so that we can help to encourage consensus of description within the field. Our descriptions have been based on a combination of experience of those working in the field and, where it is available, published scientific material. This material can be found referenced in the section titled 'Further Reading'.