The Secret Life of your Cat

The Secret Life of your Cat

Unlock the Mysteries of your Pet's Behavior

Book - 2010
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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.

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2010.
ISBN: 9781554077359
Characteristics: 208 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm


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Nov 16, 2018

Hip! Hip! Hooray!.... Vicky Halls (the "Mary Poppins" of the feline world) is back on track here with "The Secret Life Of Your Cat".

In this informative and helpful guidebook - Halls (a cat behavior expert) offers the often-frustrated cat-owner easy-to-comprehend techniques for better understanding the sometimes-screwy disposition of their beloved kitty-cat.

From such "problem-cat" issues as - aggression, urine spraying, bonding difficulties, and, yes, to so much more - "The Secret Life Of Cats" provides the reader with realistic solutions in hopes that this will help to create a truly harmonious living situation between you and puss-puss.


Sep 10, 2018

This book is full of insightful, interesting details and revelations about Cats, and I didn't finish it, so I gotta get it again!

Aug 30, 2018

Good book on cat behavior. Almost want to buy a copy.

Nov 19, 2017

I had high hopes for this book because it's written by one of the UK's first cat behaviourists, and I enjoyed her first book, Cat Confidential. There are a lot of lovely images of cats, but I found them more suitable for a cat photo book and not always on point (e.g. p. 73 two cats cuddling aiming to show kittens growing apart as they mature). Suggested cat toys on p. 116 included hair bands and tin foil, which are dangerous for cats if swallowed. Rehoming a challenging cat (p. 127) also seemed like giving up, although it may be true in some circumstances. There are many good tips here, but they need to be read with caution.

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