Chris O'Neil

Cat Behaviour Articles

A collection of articles to help you understand and care for your cat

July 5, 2023

Cat Laser Pointer Play

Cat laser pointers are extremely popular toys for cat owners. But should you use them to play with your cat? Let's see what a recent study suggests.
June 21, 2023
cat sense of smell

A Cat’s World Is All About Smell

Smell is one of a cat's most keen senses. Find out why this is the case, and how you can use this information to keep them happy!
June 5, 2023
cat and small dog

Cats Are Not Small Dogs

I often come across owners who consider and treat their cat like a small dog. Discover why cats have unique environmental and care needs.
May 22, 2023
cat with nail caps

My Thoughts on Cat Nail Caps

Cat nail caps are increasingly popular. In this article I discuss my opinion on them from a behavioural standpoint.
May 8, 2023
cat eating food

What is the ‘N+1’ Rule?

What if there was a single guideline to follow that could help you keep your multi-cat household happy? The 'N+1' rule is the closest thing I've found.
April 24, 2023
grieving cat

Do Cats Experience Grief?

Do cats experience grief? Understand how cats mourn, what it looks like, and how you can help them through difficult times.
April 12, 2023
too many cats

How Many Cats Is Too Many?

How many cats can you have in one house? The answer isn't always simple, and luck plays a big part. Find out the considerations in having a household with multiple cats.
April 12, 2023
cat affection

How Can I Make My Cat More Affectionate?

Not all cats are affectionate. In fact, many owners feel they need to force affection on their cats to get any at all. Discover how to make your cat want more affection from you!
March 29, 2023
cat use human toilet

Should You Train Your Cat To Use A Human Toilet?

Did you know that you can train a cat to use a human toilet? Though the real question is... should you?