Cats never fail to surprise us!
Sometimes it can be challenging to know what a cat wants and how to help them feel content. Here we answer some of the frequently asked questions that we often hear, hoping to unravel the mysterious behaviours cats can exhibit from time to time.
Caring for your cat at Arlington Cattery
With over ten years experience as a cattery, we can pick up cues from a cat about how they are feeling. We understand what our feline friends need to thrive and have designed the chalets with this in mind. During your cat’s stay with us, we treat them like our own cats. Every cat has designated cuddles and play time every day to make sure that everyone gets the right amount of attention for them.
Why do cats purr?
In most cases, cats will purr when they are relaxed. If your cat purrs when you are stroking them, your feline friend is probably feeling happy or sociable.
Why do cats like boxes?
Cats are ambush predators and enjoy confined places where they can hide and hunt prey whilst feeling safe and warm. As an instinct, they enjoy squeezing into tight spaces where predators can’t sneak up on them.
During their stay with us at Arlington Cattery, your cats have both indoor and outdoor spaces to make their own. We do what we can to make sure they feel as comfortable as can be.
Can cats feel anxiety?
Yes, cats can feel anxious like humans. They can feel stressed by a number of things, including change to their routine.
Whilst we understand that some cats may feel anxious the first time they arrive at the cattery, we take extra time to help them settle in.
Why do cats scratch things?
Scratching is an instinctive behaviour for a cat. It helps them to clean their nails as well as express their emotions.
All our cat chalets have a scratching post in them so your cat can happily scratch away without causing any damage.
Are cats nocturnal?
Technically cats are not nocturnal but they do tend to be most active in the early hours of the morning and the twilight hours in the evening.
Why do cats sleep so much?
Cats are predators and they sleep all day so that they can conserve their energy for hunting at night.
Our routine works around your cat. We will feed them regularly, give them cuddles and play time, but also leave them to enjoy naps in the fresh air or in the comfort of a heated chalet.
Book your one-to-one consultation before booking
If you are worried about booking a stay away from the home for your cat, we will be happy to arrange a free one-to-one phone consultation to chat through any doubts with you.