The secret life of your cat Unlock the mysteries of your pet's behaviour

Vicky Halls

Book - 2010

A look at the world through feline eyes, with explanations of the cat's character, its anatomy and its day-to-day behavior.

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Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books 2010.
Physical Description
208 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Includes index.
Main Author
Vicky Halls (-)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Ever wonder what lies behind those big yellow eyes? Cat lovers, wonder no more, as this tell-all guide exposes the secrets of the cat's most mystifying behaviors. A basic introduction sets the stage and reveals that despite centuries of living as domestic household pets, cats remain relatively unchanged from their ancient ancestors. These famously stubborn animals have adapted to use litter boxes and scratching posts—and Halls has the solutions when these adaptations go awry. Colorful sidebars provide real-life anecdotes, tips and advice, and a dose of cat trivia. All feline colors, shapes, and sizes are represented in the abundant photographs of cuddly kittens and lazy loungers. A thorough read guarantees cat owners will be able to calculate their cat's age in human years, effectively communicate their affections, and ensure they're supplying proper nutrition, toys, and love to their favorite furry feline. Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A comprehensive illustrated book that reveals why cats behave the way they do.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A comprehensive illustrated book that reveals why cats behave the way they do. The Secret Life of Your Cat uncovers the biology and physiology behind the uniquely feline approach to life and, in particular, how cats have adapted to living with humans. The book examines the cat inside out, starting with a nose-to-tail explanation of how evolution has shaped this perfect little predator. Information on feral, social and age- and breed-related behaviors reveals the biological and behavioral adaptations cats have made over centuries in order to successfully live with humans. The author also reveals what makes a cat content in its daily life, both in the house and out and about in the neighborhood. The author examines troublesome behaviors, such as aggression, toilet-troubles and turf wars, revealing their biological sources and suggesting remedies. There are also tips on the adaptations pet owners can make at home to provide a cat-friendly environment, and 240 full-color photos add romance to the text. For the cat lover who wants to know everything about a beloved pet to the animal lover who is curious about all pets, The Secret Life of Your Cat is a richly illustrated and authoritative guide to the singular mystery that is the cat.