80 questions (and answers) about animals that have bothered us since childhood
All people are different. Some love math, others love history, and others love something else. But even if you are indifferent to zoology, the questions of our quiz about representatives of the animal world will not seem boring to you because we at Bemorepanda tried to find questions for her that would interest both schoolchildren and those who have long left their desks.
Q&A: for those who are interested in animals and love quizzes
It can be helpful for someone to prepare for the next lesson, where you can show off your knowledge and earn a good mark, for others - to have fun at a party or on a long trip.
These quizzes are an excellent way to get to know the incredible animal world quickly. So welcome to the realm of our little brothers!
1. How do sea otters not fly apart while sleeping?
Answer: They are holding hands.
2. Which animal has stripes not only on the coat but also on the skin?
Answer: The tiger.
3. What color is the blood of an octopus?
4. Which bear is known for having a bite strong enough to break a bowling ball?
Answer: Grizzly bear.
5. What is the smallest mammal in the world?
Answer: Bumblebee bat.
6. What famous animal breathes through the anus to survive the winter?
Answer: Painted turtles.
7. What color is the polar bear's fur?
Answer: Transparent, although it appears white because it is hollow and reflects light.
8. Who has the thickest fur of all mammals?
Answer: A sea otter.
9. What color is hippopotamus sweat?
Answer: First red, then brown.
10. Where are the only two places in the world where lions live in the wild?
Answer: Africa and India.
11. At what distance can a wolf smell prey?
Answer: Almost 3.2 km.
12. How many hearts does an octopus have?
13. What kind of crustacean can growl to intimidate its enemies?
Answer: Ghost Crab.
14. Which mammal has the shortest pregnancy on earth?
Answer: A possum has about 12 days.
15. What color is a polar bear's skin?
16. What animal can only eat when its head is upside down?
17. Which farm animals can sunbathe?
18. Which male sea creature has babies?
Answer: A seahorse.
19. What shape do the tails of mating dragonflies have?
Answer: The shape of a heart.
20. What color are flamingos at birth?
21. Which animal has the most vital sense of smell?
Answer: African elephant.
22. What is the name of the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world
Answer: Tasmanian Devil.
23. What percentage of their lives do cats spend sleeping?
Answer: 70 percent.
24. Which animal splashes blood from its eyes as a defense mechanism?
Answer: Horned lizard.
25. What animal's hearing is about four times more sensitive than a human's?
26. Is coral a plant or an animal?
27. What is the only animal that can live forever?
28. How far can you hear the sound of a blue whale?
Answer: More than 800 kilometers.
29. Which bird's eye is more significant than its brain?
30. How many eggs can a female frog lay at one time?
Answer: Up to 4000.
31. What do humpback whales use to attract prey?
32. Which animal has the highest blood pressure?
Answer: A giraffe.
33. What creature has a tongue that can be used to measure the length of its body?
34. How many legs does a scorpion have?
35. What part of the fish is found in lipsticks, nail polishes, and mascaras?
36. What is the closest living relative of the tyrannosaurus rex (Tyrannosaurus rex)?
37. What underwater creatures are known for producing electricity?
Answer: Electric eels, electric rays, and electric catfish.
38. What determines the sex of a baby sea turtle?
Answer: From the temperature of the sand nest.
39. Why are flamingos pink?
Answer: Their diet is rich in algae, shrimp, and crustaceans.
40. How many flowers must honey bees fly around to produce 450 g of honey?
Answer: Two million.
41. What animal is known for sleeping 90 percent of its day?
Answer: Koala bear.
42. How long is an elephant pregnant before giving birth?
Answer: 22 months.
43. How many types of calls do gorillas have?
44. How long does it take for a baby orangutan to wean in the wild?
Answer: Up to 8 years.
45. Which turtle cannot retract into its shell?
Answer: Sea turtle.
46. What fish pair for life?
47. What are the only two mammals that lay eggs?
Answer: Platypus and spiny anteater.
48. What sea creature can be divided into five parts and still survive?
49. What is the only insect that can turn its head 180 degrees?
50. Excrement of which animal is in the form of cubes?
51. A newborn kangaroo the size of...?
52. Which mammal has the most substantial bite?
Answer: A hippopotamus.
53. How many teeth can a crocodile have in a lifetime?
Answer: Up to 4000.
54. What sea creature can change its gender?
55. How many heart chambers does a cockroach have?
56. How long can a bald eagle live?
Answer: 20 to 30 years in the wild, although they can live even longer in captivity.
57. How far can a skunk spray reach?
Answer: Three meters. And some are twice as much.
58. Which animal is nicknamed "sea cow"?
59. Which whale has a tusk?
60. Which birds are known to be the only birds that can fly backward?
61. What percentage of methane in the Earth's atmosphere is produced by cows?
62. Which animal is known to have the enormous eyes in the world?
Answer: Colossal squid.
63. How many legs does a lobster have?
64. How many types of sea urchins are there?
Answer: About 950.
65. What is the most poisonous aquatic animal in the world?
66. How much do panda cubs weigh at birth?
67. How long does it take for a hen to produce an egg?
Answer: 24-26 hours.
68. What does a male penguin often give his female counterpart to win her favor?
69. What are rhinoceros horns made of?
Answer: From keratin.
70. What animal produces mohair?
Answer: Angora goat.
71. Which aquatic mammal has the most extended lifespan?
Answer: Bowhead whale.
72. Which animal lays the giant egg about its body size?
73. What is the only food source for koala bears?
74. How many feathers are in a peacock's tail?
Answer: On average, 175.
75. What do pigs do to keep calm and prevent sunburn due to their lack of sweat glands?
Answer: They wallow in the mud.
76. The age of a lion can be determined by its ...?
77. Which bird is considered the fastest?
78. What are four common animal species that die shortly after birth?
Answer: Octopus, squid, salmon, and mayfly.
79. What color is a giraffe's tongue?
80. How many toes does a sheep have on each foot?
Do you love history? Or maybe you are preparing for the next test or quiz, and you are afraid of the vast amount of material that you need to learn in a short time?
If you are one of those people who don't yawn uncontrollably about historical dates and events, you can test and refresh your knowledge with our questions and answers. If you need to sharpen yourself in this subject, our selection will also be helpful (and interesting). Because you don’t have to shovel through many sources, you must choose the most likely questions and remember the answers. Yes, and flashing knowledge on occasion is also good. In general, some pluses.
Historical facts about the world in the format of "question-answer."
Let`s start. We wonder how many questions you can answer correctly. Are you interested?
1. Who was the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner at 17 in 2014?
Answer: Malala Yousafzai.
2. How long did it take Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, to orbit the Earth?
Answer: 89 minutes.
3. How many times has the Mona Lisa been stolen?
4. How many years made the 100-year war last?
Answer: 116 years.
5. What year was Google launched?
Answer: In 1998.
6. Which Greek goddess was the Parthenon dedicated to?
7. What are the seven wonders of the ancient world?
Answer: Pyramid of Cheops, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Colossus of Rhodes, and Lighthouse of Alexandria.
8. In what year did the Internet become public?
Answer: In 1993.
9. On how many hills was the ancient city of Rome built?
10. Who painted the Last Supper fresco?
Answer: Leonardo da Vinci.
11. Who painted the Sistine Chapel?
12. Besides Hiroshima, Japan, which Japanese city was hit by an atomic bomb in 1945?
13. In 1996, a sheep became the first mammal cloned from an adult somatic cell. What was the name of that sheep?
14. Who is the king of the Olympian gods in Greek mythology?
15. How long did the war between England and Zanzibar last?
Answer: From 38 to 45 minutes.
16. How many days were there in a week in Ancient Rome?
17. How did Joan of Arc die?
Answer: They burned her at stake.
18. What was New York used to be called?
Answer: New Amsterdam.
19. What do the stripes on the American flag mean?
Answer: 13 original colonies.
20. When did the construction of the Great Wall of China begin?
Answer: In 221 BC.
21. What was the name of the ancient trade route that connected the East with the West?
Answer: Silk Road.
22. How did Alexander the Great solve the riddle of the Gordian knot?
Answer: He cut it with a sword.
23. What famous prison was stormed on July 14, 1789?
Answer: The Bastille in Paris.
24. How old was King Tutankhamun when he died?
25. Which planet was downgraded to a dwarf planet in 2006?
26. Who among the Argentines became a prominent figure in the Cuban revolution?
Answer: Che Guevara.
27. During which war was the Christmas truce concluded?
Answer: During World War I.
28. Which two members of the royal family divorced in 1996?
Answer: Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
29. What era marked the transition from agricultural to industrial methods?
Answer: The era of the industrial revolution.
30. What was the name of the international group created to maintain world peace after the First World War?
Answer: League of Nations.
31. Where is the Pyramid of the Sun?
Answer: Teotihuacan, Mexico.
32. What mighty ancient empire was the Byzantine Empire a continuation of?
Answer: Roman Empire.
32. What year was the first iPhone released?
Answer: In 2007.
33. What year was Facebook created?
Answer: In 2004.
34. What organization was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1917?
Answer: Red Cross.
35. In 1927, who became the first person to fly solo non-stop across the Atlantic?
Answer: Charles Lindbergh.
36. Where were the first modern Olympic Games held?
Answer: in Athens, Greece, in 1896.
37. What was the Ptolemaic dynasty ruled the ancient kingdom?
38. Who is famous for running through the streets shouting "Eureka"?
39. Which serial killer was named "The Whitechapel Killer"?
Answer: Jack the Ripper.
40. What is the only disease completely eradicated in 5,000 human histories?
41. Who was the first female British Prime Minister?
Answer: Margaret Thatcher.
42. Who is usually called the person who created the first printing press?
Answer: Johannes Gutenberg.
43. Who was the first ruler of the Mongol Empire?
Answer: Genghis Khan.
44. What city was the capital of the Inca Empire?
45. During World War II, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy. What country is Normandy in?
Answer: In France.
46. Who participated in the Hundred Years' War?
Answer: England and France.
47. Who was the first emperor of Rome?
48. What ancient figure is often considered the founder of Western philosophy?
49. Queen Nefertiti ruled with which pharaoh?
Answer: Pharaoh Akhenaten.
50. In what year did the Berlin Wall fall?
Answer: In 1989.
51. In which city was one of the world's ancient wonders, the Hanging Gardens, found?
Answer: In Babylon.
52. Which dung beetle did the ancient Egyptians worship?
53. Who was the first woman in space?
Answer: Valentina Tereshkova
54. Which English queen ruled for only nine days?
Answer: Lady Jane Grey.
55. Who was the emperor of Rome from 54 to 68 AD?
56. In what year did people put the first satellite into orbit?
Answer: In 1957.
57. Who organized the terrorist attack against the USA on September 11, 2001?
58. Who discovered penicillin?
Answer: Alexander Fleming.
59. Who became the most decorated gymnast in history in the 2010s?
Answer: Simone Biles.
60. What was the name of the German invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II?
Answer: Operation Barbarossa.
61. In what year did the bubonic plague start in Europe and Asia?
Answer: In 1347.
62. What was the name of modern Istanbul in Turkey when it was the capital of the Byzantine Empire?
63. How many rules are written in the Code of Hammurabi?
64. When did Alexander the Great conquer Egypt?
Answer: In 332 BC.
65. What fabric was invented in ancient China?
66. What is the name of the whistleblower who leaked classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013?
Answer: Edward Snowden.
67. Greenland was a colony of which country until 1981?
68. When did the first reusable transport spacecraft go into space?
Answer: April 12, 1981.
69. Who was the first person to swim across the English Channel?
Answer: Matthew Webb.
70. In what year was the first Super Bowl played?
Answer: In 1967.
71. What was the name of Bangladesh before independence?
Answer: East Pakistan.
72. How many people made the Aztecs sacrifice per year?
73. Four eons have passed since the beginning of the Earth. What is the name of the era in which we live?
Answer: Phanerozoic eon.
74. In what wars did European Christians invade the Middle East to take over the Holy Land?
Answer: During the Crusades.
75. What was the first dynasty of imperial China?
Answer: Xia Dynasty.
76. What was the name of the military nobility in Japan?
77. In what year did the French Revolution start?
Answer: In 1789.
78. In what year did India gain independence from Great Britain?
Answer: In 1947.
79. Who founded the Xia Dynasty in China?
Answer: Yu the Great.
80. What dynasty did Cleopatra belong to?
Answer: To the Macedonian Ptolemaic dynasty.
81. The Mayan Empire concentrated on the current territory of what country?
82. What famous battle is considered the turning point in the wars between Persia and Greece?
Answer: The Battle of Marathon in 490 BC.
83. Under which Roman emperor did they start building the Colosseum?
Answer: Under Vespasian.
84. What US government department was created after the September 11 attacks?
Answer: Department of Homeland Security.
85. Who were the Russian rulers from the 17th century until the revolution of 1917?
Answer: The Romanovs
86. What famous battle took place on June 18, 1815?
Answer: Battle of Waterloo.
87. When did Mao Zedong come to power?
Answer: In 1949.
88. Which Russian cosmonaut was the first to go into outer space?
Answer: Alexey Leonov.
89. What is the modern name of Van Diemen's Land?
90. Where did Roald Amundsen lead a successful expedition in 1911?
Answer: To the South Pole.
91. In what famous naval battle of 31 BC Octavian defeated Mark Antony?
Answer: At the Battle of Actium.
92. In what country was the most giant known Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton found?
Answer: In Canada.
93. Which of man's ancestors was the first to open fire?
Answer: Homo erectus.
94. Which British ocean liner was torpedoed by a German submarine on May 7, 1915?
95. What city used to be called Saigon?
Answer: Ho Chi Minh City.
96. What was the name of the Battle of the Pacific between the US Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy in June 1942?
Answer: Battle of Midway.
97. What event is commonly believed to have caused the outbreak of the First World War?
Answer: Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria.
98. In what year did Libya gain independence from Italy?
Answer: In 1947.
99. What was the global recession that lasted from 2007 to 2009?
Answer: The Great Recession.
100. In what year was the Paris Agreement signed?
Answer: In 2015.
101. What is the Great Western Schism?
Answer: When more than one pope claimed authority over the Roman Catholic Church.
102. The Khmer Rouge was the regime that ruled which country in the 20th century?
103. What city did the Titanic sail from?
Answer: From Southampton.
104. What documents contributed to establishing the 17th parallel as the line dividing Vietnam during the Vietnam War?
Answer: Geneva Accords.
105. Which union has 27 member countries, many of which use the euro as their currency?
Answer: European Union.
We all know how curious children are. Sometimes you have to think carefully before answering their next “why.”
Questions to the child instead of the boring “Did you do your homework?”.
What if you swap places with them? They will not "torture" you, but you them? Moreover, there is no need to select questions precisely because Bemorepanda has already done everything for you. So it would help if you started playing this quiz without fear of getting into a mess. The benefits of such a game will be double: entertain your child and, at the same time, check the level of his development. Plus, give him new knowledge if he is “out of touch.” This format is suitable because these questions can be asked on a walk, during a trip, or while lying on the couch. The main thing is that no one will be bored.
1. From the wool of which animal is usually made a violin bow?
2. How many planets are in our solar system?
3. What is the fastest land animal?
4. What country is home to kangaroos?
5. What percentage of the Earth's surface is water?
Answer: More than 71%.
6. What is the princess's name from The Princess and the Frog?
7. How many years did the Genie sit in the lamp before Aladdin found him?
Answer: 10,000 years.
8. How many pairs of wings do bees have?
9. Who wrote Hamlet?
Answer: William Shakespeare.
10. Which superhero can climb walls and buildings?
11. Which planet in our solar system is known to have rings?
12. What is the highest singing voice: soprano, tenor, or baritone?
13. If you have arachnophobia, what animal are you afraid of?
14. What does "Akuna Matata" mean?
Answer: Don't worry/No problem.
15. How long does a football match last?
Answer: 90 minutes.
16. Who is the villain in "101 Dalmatians"?
Answer: Cruella de Ville.
17. How much can a blue whale weigh?
Answer: Over 200 tons.
18. What is the only land animal that can't jump?
19. Which animal can lift a weight 50 times its weight?
20. Which famous musician composed "The Magic Flute"?
21. In which country did the Olympic Games originate?
Answer: In Greece.
22. What is Cinderella's shoe made of?
Answer: From crystal.
23. What religion is associated with Easter?
24. What are the names of the seeds from which chocolate is made?
Answer: Cocoa beans.
25. How many legs does a spider have?
26. What color is the emerald?
27. Which American state is known for Hollywood?
28. What kind of fish does Nemo fish belong to?
29. Where is the Great Pyramid of Giza?
Answer: In Egypt.
30. How many days a year?
31. Why do things fall when you drop them?
Answer: Because of gravity.
32. What is the largest mammal in the world?
33. In which capital of Europe is the Eiffel Tower located?
Answer: In Paris.
34. Which animal is the tallest in the world?
35. What is the name of a scientist studying rocks?
36. How many continents are there in the world?
37. What two planets in our solar system begin with the letter M?
Answer: Mars and Mercury.
38. How many bones do sharks have?
39. What is the closest star to Earth?
40. Who painted the Mona Lisa?
Answer: Leonardo da Vinci.
41. Which famous ocean liner sank on its maiden voyage in 1912?
42. What movie is Princess Fiona from?
43. What is the highest mountain in the world?
44. What game is played at Wimbledon?
45. What is the Tour de France?
46. The chemical sodium chloride is more commonly known as what?
47. What is the name of dried grapes?
48. What is the coldest place in the world?
49. What food repels vampires?
50. What are clouds made of?
Answer: From water.
51. What is the chemical formula of water?
52. What is a person who studies animals called?
53. What is a person who studies plants called?
54. Who is considered the king of pop?
Answer: Michael Jackson.
55. What is the name of the toy cowboy from Toy Story?
56. What is the name of the place where you go to see many animals?
57. If you freeze water, what happens?
58. Which cat is considered to bring bad luck?
59. What is the name of the pirate from Peter Pan?
Answer: Captain Hook.
60. What animal was Abu in Aladdin?
61. What is the opposite of "cheap"?
62. What could make Harry Potter invisible?
Answer: Invisibility Cloak.
63. What food do pandas eat?
64. What tree do acorns grow on?
65. What is the name of the clock bell in the Palace of Westminster in London?
Answer: Big Ben.
66. From the fruits of what tree do prunes?
67. What is the name of a baby sheep?
68. How many brothers did King David have?
69. How many commandments are in the Old Testament?
70. Who built the ark?
71. What color is Santa's suit?
72. What does Santa use to deliver gifts?
73. What planet is often referred to as Earth's sister planet?
74. What gas does a person need for breathing?
75. What is the name of the layer that protects the Earth from harmful rays?
76. Which Disney princess has red hair and is a mermaid?
77. Who is the fashion designer on The Incredibles?
Answer: Edna Mode.
78. How old is Crush from Finding Nemo?
79. What are animals without a backbone called?
80. What is the outermost layer of the Earth?
81. What is the name of Sleeping Beauty?
82. On what day of the week is Easter celebrated?
83. What is the only fruit with seeds on the outer skin?
84. What vitamin is rich in oranges?
Answer: Vitamin C.
85. What sticky and sweet substances do bees produce?
86. How many strings does a violin have?
87. Which percussion instrument is named after its shape?
88. What is hammered?
89. Whose nose got longer every time he lied?
90. According to Dr. Seuss, who stole Christmas?
91. When do leaves die?
Answer: In autumn.
92. What is a brontosaurus?
93. What is the name of Harry Potter's favorite owl?
94. What is the slowest animal?
Answer: Three-toed sloth.
95. What color are the Smurfs?
96. Who is Batman's crime-fighting partner?
97. What is the name of the molten rock after a volcanic eruption?
98. What is the name of the group of stars that form the "picture"?
99. What is the imaginary line connecting the north and south poles?
Answer: Prime Meridian.
100. What is the core of a golf ball made of?
Cats are interesting and curious animals. Many of their actions are inexplicable. For this reason we have many questions for our dear quadrupeds. But they also have questions for us. For this reason, Bemorepanda combined the most interesting questions that cats could have for their owners but also other interesting questions about cats.
Sometimes the cat behaves strangely. He puts his toys in the food, prefers the water from the toilet, washes himself immediately after you bathed him, etc. Find answers to weird questions! Whether they jump over very long distances or usually fall on their feet, or hide in boxes or climb high places, cats have always managed to amaze and amuse us with their behavior and abilities. And we still don't know everything about them.
1. Why don't people like it when the cat licks them?
It is neither the most pleasant thing, because the tongue is very rough, nor the most common thing for a kitten. However, licking is the best way to show your affection. When they are little, kittens enjoy the attention and care of their mother, this being the first sign of the condition they learn. To show you that I love you, the cats will take care of you, washing you :)
2. Why do some guests not love cats?
When an animal threatens another animal, it stares at it and approaches it. This is how an animal lover behaves who can't take his eyes off the kitten. A person who does not suffer from cats will avoid looking at her and approaching her. For this reason, the kitten will perceive her as a benevolent and non-threatening person.
3. Why don't you like licking our fur after a fresh bath?
There are several theories to explain this behavior. On the one hand, it is said that the cat wants to get rid of the human smell. On the other hand, it is assumed that the cat wants to prolong the pleasant moment and wants to smell you again.
4. Do you know why cats use sand?
In the wild, kittens bury the big deal to hide their presence from predators or rivals.
5. Why do cats check the sand before using it?
Each kitten had at least one less pleasant experience with a puddle of mud, so check the territory first.
6. Why do cats attack people's ankles?
The kitten actually wants to play, and her favorite ways to play are the ones inherited from the wild: surprise attacks, jumps, etc. So he will attack what he finds most at hand… his ankles. Give him another way to play and he will leave you alone.
7. Why does your cat bring dead or near-dead animals?
There are several explanations. It can be considered a way to show gratitude for the fact that you feed her and take care of her. Another explanation is that the cat brings its prey home, where it can eat it safely or play with it in peace. The notions of life and death, morality, etc. are unknown to the cat, so she won't understand why you're arguing with her. No matter how domesticated, the animal instinct sometimes makes its presence felt.
8. Why does the kitten play with prey?
Cats are attracted to movement. If he has the desire to play or attack, he will remember the moment of the attack playing with prey.
9. Why do you put your toys in food?
The area where the cat eats is her area. No one does anything else there, so the area belongs to him and is safe, and the cat will bring all his belongings there.
10. Why does the cat roll on its back?
Sometimes cats want to show their confidence in you, and they sit on their backs to let you caress their bellies. At other times, he simply wants to play. If the kitten is in heat, then rolling on the back is part of the foreplay.
11. Why do cats put their paws on the window?
They just check to see if there really is a barrier or not.
12. Why do cats want to drink tap water?
Your kitten likes food and fresh water, and moving water gives her the certainty that water is good. So you will always prefer to drink water directly from the tap or from the bathroom than from the bowl.
Image: we coat
13. Why do cats wash so often?
First of all, it's about hygiene. Second, cats wash when they feel ashamed or threatened. For example, if he did something stupid and slipped or hit himself, he grabbed and washed nonchalantly, as if that was their goal.
14. Why does the cat need fixed attention when talking on the phone?
Seeing that you are talking and you do not have an interlocutor, the cat will assume that you are talking to her, so she will answer you.
15. Why doesn't the cat eat directly from the bowl?
The kitten can't stand her mustache being touched, so if the bowl is too narrow or too deep, she will find a more comfortable way to eat.
Cats are one of the best pets. They are the most affectionate, playful animals, giving their owners many positive emotions. But there are some not-so-pleasant things that we humans have to put up with - shedding, the smell of cat litter, the desire to scratch everything. This is something that cats cannot avoid, such of their nature.
Things to know for those with a cat or a cat in the house
But we can minimize these "side effects" by learning to understand our pets' needs, properly care for them, and control their behavior. To do this, Bemorepanda has prepared a list of tips that can be useful for both those who already have cats and those who are just planning to get them. After all, the weather in your home will depend on how satisfied the cat's needs are. Reddit users shared some cool stuff.
1. Talk to your cat. This helps establish rapport, and your pet will respond to more tones of your voice.
2. Hang an inexpensive bird feeder outside the window and ensure you have a chair or table near the window so the cats can sit and watch the birds. It will entertain them every day! — soaringrooster
3. Every pet owner should consider pet insurance. Even if you think you have enough money to cover the cost of a veterinarian, pet insurance can save you a lot of money if your pet gets sick or injured. — ItsJess
4. If you find that your cat tends to sit on your book or keyboard or in front of your monitor when you try to use it, place an open box large enough for your cat on the table. If there's one thing cats love more than sitting on a keyboard, it's sitting in boxes.
You can also put a spare keyboard next to the one you use. — Valerie G
5. You can build your cat tent with some essential items you already have at home. Using wire hangers, make a tent-like frame with two hangers crisscrossing each other at the top, and place an old t-shirt on top of the frame. — instructables.com
An old T-shirt or towel is a good idea, especially if they smell like you. If it has been washed, rub it on your head and face. My husband and I scratch our heads and look at the old towels we put on our pets' new beds to get them to sleep. Trust me; they love anything that smells like mom and dad. — Kathryn Baylis
6. Cats love houseplants but hate citrus fruits. Put a few orange peels in or around the pot to scare away a mischievous cat. This will help prevent your cat from eating your plants and digging in the ground.
7. Use a rubber glove to remove cat hair from the sofa.
8. If the kitten hates being placed in the carrier and breaks out, turn the carrier so that the door faces the ceiling. Roll the kitten into a ball and put it in the carrier first. — thatbtchshay
One guy came to me, and his hands were mutilated. I told him in the future to throw a beach towel over the cat, roll it up into a ball, quickly stuff it into the carrier and slam the door. You'll be on your way to the door when she gets out from under the towel. — Valerie G.
9. Stop cat food spills with rubber shoe mats.
10. ice cubes with a few treats are a great toy that will keep your cat feeling nice and cool on hot summer days. — bluecross.org.uk
11. Sterilize them. To ensure that all cats have a safe and happy home, one of the critical goals of cat welfare is to promote spaying to keep the cat population under control. cats.org.uk
12. If your cat lets you touch her paws, it means she loves and trusts you.
13. Do not feed cats milk or tuna. Oil (or water) from a can of tuna, sprinkled with dry food, is very beneficial for cats in moderation. – keeps
14. To end the laser chase game, give your cat a treat to give her a sense of accomplishment and show her that she did a good job. — rauanimalhospital.com
15. When you move to a new location, unpack the tray first. Then "unpack" the kitten and put it next to the litter box, so it knows where it is... Cats use the litter box as a "home base" and start exploring from there. — ruforealz
And don't forget to lock them in the bathroom before all the boxes get into the house, so they don't jump out the door. — Valerie G.
16. It is recommended to play with your cat for 15-20 minutes before going to bed so that she can release all her excess energy. This bedtime game will calm your cat and help her sleep better through the night.
And if they only get wet food once a day, give it to them at dinner time, so they don't wake you up at 4 am to eat. — Valerie G
17. Teach your cat to come when called; it's convenient and can save her life. If she runs outside, you can call her back home.
18. Touch his ears, paws, and stomach often, so the animal gets used to the areas you touch with your hands. — MemerDreamerMan
19. From an early age, touch your cat's paws and toes frequently. If they get used to having their toes trimmed, it will be much easier for them to clip their nails later. — old.reddit.com
20. A great way to keep your house cat active, especially in a small house, is to install shelves or towers so they can climb.
21. Store-bought toys are fun for us humans, but most cats are happy to scatter things like bottle caps, pipe cleaners, and old playing cards.
22. Store dry cat food in a plastic flake container. If you leave cat food in an open bag, you risk spoiling it.
23. Give your cat running water. Some cats love running water, and a filter helps keep the water fresh. — preventivevet.com
24. Take care of your sofa. By installing bait scratching posts, you can give cats a place to stick their claws without damaging your belongings. — petmd.com
25. If your cat is crazy about catnip, consider growing your own. Catnip is relatively easy to grow in pots and will give you endless fun. Keep the banks out of the kitten's reach until you're ready.
26. If you're short on space, make a tiny hammock for your cat.
27. Clean their collars thoroughly. They are full of dirt and bacteria, so make sure they are fresh and clean. — preventivevet.com
28. Don't let your cat play with your hands. By allowing your cat to play wrestling with your hands, you teach her that biting and scratching are acceptable behavior.
29. Build a patio so your kitties can taste outdoor life.
30. Get a cat tracker. Look for one that's lightweight, small enough to attach, and either makes noise or has an app that does so when you're near it.
31. Place blankets and pillows near windows. If your cat likes to watch the world from the window, let her do it in comfort. You can also make it easier for yourself to get a perfect sleep by placing blankets and pillows on tall stands, such as tall bookshelves.
32. When the cat is sick and needs medicine, crush the tablets into a powder, mix them with a bit of water into a paste and apply them to the cat's mouth with a brush. -Current-Try-3301
It is better to ask if medicines are available in liquid form. I have had cats all my life as pets. It's much easier to squeeze a dropper of tincture - usually meat-flavored to make it taste better - into their mouth than to get them to swallow a hard pill that tastes like a pill. Also, cats are not like dogs. You can't hide a drug in their food. They will leave you a licked bowl with a new tablet at the bottom. — Kathryn Baylis
33. Add green tea to the tray to reduce odor.
34. Make your cats less aggressive towards each other. Share their resources. Reduce competition between cats by placing several of the same bowls, beds, and litter boxes in different parts of the house.
35. Never give a cat a treat unless she works hard for it. Training your cat has essential benefits. You stimulate her body and mind, which helps her stay healthy.
36. Place pine cones in plant pots because your cat is uncomfortable with stepping on them and won't climb inside.
37. Make a window sill so the cat can see what's going on outside. — petplace.com
38. Harsh cleaning chemicals can harm cats, so try using homemade solutions when you need to clean up cat urine. Vinegar is excellent at killing bacteria, so use it. — petmd.com
39. Cover exposed cords with split tubes to prevent cats from chewing through them.
40. Spend a few extra minutes in the morning or evening combing your cat, and you'll have less hair all over your furniture!
41. Use cat toothpaste that contains an enzyme that cleans their teeth and breath. Especially since it looks like a soft treat!
PLEASE take care of your cat's and dog's teeth as much as possible. Every animal tolerates or can be trained to accept this to some degree. Still, dental care can be costly (I am a dental hygienist who also had a dog with the dental disease - our dog had an annual checkup and cleaning with extractions, and it usually costs around $1,000). My husband had a cat as a child that died of a periodontal infection. Our new dog has been taught to expect and enjoy brushing his teeth every night after he goes outside for the last time. I started by putting some pet toothpaste on my finger and letting her lick it off. Then I moved my bare finger in her mouth and around her teeth as she licked off the toothpaste. Then I introduced her to the pet toothbrush, letting her lick off the toothpaste and get used to it. — ItsJess
42. Try to keep a balance of wet and dry food. This can be especially helpful for cats who need more water but like to eat dry food rather than canned food. — petmd.com
43. Rubber brushes are an excellent tool for removing stubborn hair from carpets and floors. doglab.com
44. Serve cat food on a shallow plate to prevent overeating.
Yes, kneading is perfect. They take longer to eat and are much less likely to vomit. — Valerie G
45. If you need to bathe your cat, do it in the sink, not the tub. — preventivevet.com
46. Make food shelves, so your cat's food is out of the dog's reach.
47. If you need to take either to the vet, leave the carrier a few days in advance. It will become less intimidating if it turns into a familiar piece of home furnishings for a while. — troopervet.com
48. Put tin foil in places you don't want your cat to climb. Most cats hate the rustle of foil. — vetstreet.com
49. Don't bathe your cat. Due to their rough tongues, they are usually able to keep their fur clean without any help from humans. — purina.com
50. If your cat has hairball problems, use cat grass to provide fiber. — Hillspet.com
51. Flushable cat litter is great. It is made from biodegradable materials, does not harden when mixed with water, and is considered safe to flush toilets. — greatpetcare.com
52. Get your cat used to brushing. Use a small, soft-bristled brush or fine-toothed comb and hold the kitten gently with the brush or comb. Let him sniff, but don't let him attack; you don't want him to think that fighting grooming tools are acceptable. Gently brush or brush your kitten a few times and then let him go. — thehonestkitchen.com
It also helps them get used to the flea comb, which is effective at trapping fleas between the teeth when you comb them; plus, cats love grooming (comb their fur but don't press too hard because it hurts them). Please ensure you're near a sink to sink them in or have a bowl of rubbing alcohol you can put in while brushing. If you find yourself combing out more than a couple of fleas, it's time for a flea treatment. — Kathryn Baylis
53. Apply double-sided tape to surfaces you don't want your cat to jump on. The cat will soon learn to avoid these places, as she thinks there might be something sticky on them.
54. Use natural wood as a stylish cat scratching and climbing post.
55. Draw a circle around your pet's food bowl with chalk to keep ants away.
56. Cats are more attached to places than to people. If you move, don't be surprised if your cat leaves to find his way home. Prevent this by preparing a feline paradise in your new home: plenty of apparently affordable food and water, toys, litter, and interesting feline places to explore.
57. Use an old triangular bag of chips, toss it once, and then the cat will play alone for a while. — dannieupton
58. Do not use your hand or wiggle fingers to play. They will associate it with prey and will want to bite and attack. — Alarming-Two61
59. Wean the cat to walk on the table. Pay attention to which side the cat usually jumps on the table. Place a large tray there, so it peeks over the edge of the countertop. Now, if the cat tries to climb on the table, it will fall.
60. If you have a computer connected to an extension cable, purchase a cable box. Cats like to lie in warm places; extension cords are friendly, they will eventually step on the switch, and all your work will go down the drain.
Many families have dogs and cats. But not everyone knows how to interpret this or that behavior of a pet. And this is necessary, because sometimes it testifies not at all to a bad character or upbringing, but to problems with it's health.
About the behavior of dogs and cats that you would like to know the answer to
Anyone who has ever observed the behavior of dogs or cats has seen how they periodically begin to spin in a top, trying to catch their tail. Why do they do it? Does it hurt or not when they manage to do it? Do they know that their tails are actually attached to them?
To better understand your four-legged friend, read what experts say the common behavioral traits of dogs and cats mean.
What is normal dog behavior?
Humans tend to project human traits and emotions onto dogs, and we are already used to certain behavioral responses from these animals. However, while we can notice things like canine anxiety in a dog's body language and understand why they howl, some dog behaviors, like barking for no reason or wanting to wallow in smelly things, confuse us.
What is classified as normal dog behavior may surprise you. Here's what the pet experts say.
1. Barks at the postman
Every day the postman delivers letters and parcels, and every day your dog barks. Does this behavior mean that your four-legged friend hates postal workers? “Barking at people outside is a defensive behavior,” says Gary Richter, MD, veterinarian and founder of Ultimate Pet Nutrition. "Dogs view their home as their territory and anyone approaching or near their territory is a potential threat, so they bark to ward off an intruder."
Think about it from your dog's point of view: the postman delivers the mail, the dog barks to keep the intruder away, and the postman leaves. This creates a pattern that gets stronger each time. “From the point of view of dogs, every day they save the house from invasion, driving away the invader. We never appreciate their efforts,” says Dr. Richter.
Your puppy's light, loving nibbles are sweet and adorable, but if you don't nip this behavior in the bud, it's a training mistake you'll regret when your pet has adult teeth. "Dogs may playfully bite their owners' hands or feet because they know it draws attention to them, even if it's negative attention," says Joe Gale, MD, MD, Mars Petcare veterinarian. A playful bite can quickly turn into something more serious as the dog becomes overly agitated.
Biting can also be the result of a dog's anxiety and stress, or a warning sign that your dog is in pain, especially if he bites you when you touch or move him. As for biting as a form of aggression, this can usually be identified by the dog's facial expression and body language. This is not always the case, so be sure to contact the experts. “You should always consult a veterinarian and a bite behaviorist to avoid the risk of human injury,” advises Dr. Gale.
3. Begging for food
"Most dogs will happily accept any food at any time of the day," says Dr. Gale, noting that dogs shouldn't be blamed. “People actually provoke begging when they react and share their food with a dog. The dog quickly learns that this is a successful tactic for getting extra snacks.”
Staring at you and patiently waiting for a bite to eat or a treat after a job well done is an expected and common behavior. Growing puppies, pregnant and lactating dogs, breeds with high energy requirements, and those who exercise a lot can have increased appetites, Dr. Gale says. "If your pet's appetite changes or their weight increases, be sure to contact your veterinarian to find out the cause."
4. Poop in the house
One of the things veterinarians say you need to know about potty training is that you need to be prepared for "accidents" in the house. But it's also important to know that if your pet dog suddenly starts urinating in the house, it's not necessarily bad behavior. “My main concern when I hear this complaint is that your dog may have underlying medical issues such as urinary incontinence, inflammatory bowel disease, urinary tract infections, or even kidney failure,” says Dana Varble, MD, Chief veterinarian of the North American Veterinary Society. In addition, it is important to spay pets at the age recommended by your veterinarian to reduce the chance that the dog will mark territory, which is especially common in male dogs.
5. Wallowing in smelly things
Dogs have over 300 million olfactory receptors in their noses, while humans have only six million. No wonder dogs can smell a lot more than we can. With such an abundance of receptors, one would think that dogs would be more selective and sensitive to smells, especially vile and pungent ones, such as the smell of a dead animal, but for them it is like perfume water (though smelly). “Their idea of attractive smells is often different from ours,” says Jennifer L. Summerfield, MD, veterinarian at Brown Veterinary Services in Wayne, West Virginia. “It is believed that the habit of dogs to wallow in strongly smelly things may have arisen as a way to disguise their smell, which may be useful for hunting.”
6. Eats excrement and rot
Why do dogs eat feces and other disgusting things like rotting food? As with the sense of smell, dogs' sense of taste is highly developed and very different from ours. They and we both like juicy burgers, but rotten chicken or even dog vomit will also be to your taste. “Dogs originally evolved as scavengers, eating leftovers on the fringes of human settlements, and today, wild dog populations still manage to survive fairly well on less than ideal food sources such as garbage, corpses, and other nasty options,” explains Dr. Summerfield.
So why don't they get sick when they eat junk food? "A dog's gastrointestinal tract can process bacteria and other contaminants that can cause disease in humans, and is often able to extract some nutritional value from things like feces or vomit." Your dog's eating habits can also indicate a serious illness, so it's important to know why your dog is eating inedible things like dirt.
7. Looking for the right place to go poop
Dr. Summerfield says there are three possible reasons for the dog's behavior. One theory is that your dog is stomping around looking for a clean spot to go big. Secondly, it scans the area for predators. But the study uncovered perhaps the most interesting reason: "A study in Europe showed that dogs tend to stand in a north-south direction when they poop," says Dr. Summerfield. More interestingly, the dogs rarely pissed on the east-west line.
8. Sniffing the crotch
While this dog behavior is embarrassing, it's completely normal and you shouldn't be embarrassed. According to Dr. Summerfield, dogs collect a lot of vital information through their nose, and the most concentrated sources of pheromones are in the perineum or buttocks, whether you have two or four legs. “While we may find this behavior socially unacceptable, sniffing the anus or genitals of another dog is a very polite and normal way to say hello in the canine world, much like shaking hands is for humans,” she says.
9. Runs in a dream
As you might have guessed, this usually means they are dreaming, and fortunately, it usually has no medical significance, says Dr. Richter. Nevertheless, it makes you wonder what dogs dream about. Probably nothing supernatural. Studies have shown that some dog breeds display their distinctive traits in their sleep, such as the English Springer Spaniel stalking prey. If all this "running around" during sleep seems excessive, according to Dr. Richter, it may indicate hidden stress or illness. If dogs sleep too much, this can also be a sign of illness, so find out how much sleep dogs usually get.
10. Interaction with other dogs
"Many dogs experience anxiety or discomfort when interacting with other dogs," says Dr. Summerfield. "This may be due to genetics, negative past experiences, or lack of adequate early socialization during puppyhood."
The dog may rush forward and bark at another dog to keep it from getting too close - this is a kind of dog etiquette that you should follow.
Other dogs may hide behind you, while some simply lie down in an overly submissive position because they are scared or uncomfortable in the situation. “Dogs are often wary of other dogs but very friendly with people—or vice versa,” she says.
11. Licks the face (and other parts of the body)
Let's start with the most licked part of the body: the face. “Muzzle licking, especially around the mouth, is a normal friendly behavior that dogs often show towards other dogs when they say hello. This is usually seen as a way to say "Hello! I pose no threat to you!” says Dr. Summerfield. So it's perfectly natural (and delightful) for a dog to lick a human face as well.
What about other parts of the body? As for the feet, toes, and between the toes, the stronger the smell, the stronger the attraction. “This may be due to the higher concentration of odor in these areas, which is also why dogs are attracted to dirty socks and dirty laundry,” she says.
12. The dog rubs its bottom on the ground, and sits on the bottom too oftenS
It may look funny from the outside, but it can also be one of the things dogs do to let you know they are sick. The reason is that they have clogged or infected anal glands.
“Normal, these sacs release their contents, a brown liquid with a very pungent odor, when the dog defecates. But sometimes the sacs can become clogged or infected, making it hard for them to empty on their own,” explains Dr. Summerfield. To reduce discomfort, they slap their buttocks on the floor. "If this happens, your veterinarian can usually fix the problem by manually decanting the glands."
13. Puts his paws on you
Why is your dog doing this? All dogs are quite tactile, so according to Dr. Warble, this is their way of holding hands. “Have you ever seen photos of foxes or wolves playing or sleeping side by side in the wild? While most dogs don't like the restraint of cuddling, they like to make contact with their closest friends by putting their paws on them, and human companions are no different," she says.
Your puppy may also put his paw on you to let you know he's ready to play, or ask you to keep petting him after you stop. This is one of the clear signs that you are not giving your dog enough attention. "It's a great way to get our attention, and it always seems to work," says Dr. Varble.
14. Hides things
Why do some dogs bury their bones (and other treasures) or hide them behind chairs or under a pile of pillows on the couch? According to Dr. Richter, this is purely instinctive dog behavior. “They watch their stuff,” he says.
To prevent their treasures from being stolen by other animals, they hide them for safekeeping. Dachshunds, a breed known for hiding everything, may have a cache of toys and treats in the corner of a dog bed. Some hunting breeds, such as hounds and terriers, tend to burrow because the prey they hunt lives underground. If your dog likes to bury his stuff outside, make sure his dig sites aren't exposed to the usual backyard hazards.
15. Rushing to the door
Dogs can sleep without their hind legs, but they will instantly rush to the door when it opens. This dog behavior is similar to ours, when we are surprised at something - we begin to act to see what's wrong. But for a dog, it's more than that. “This is an instinctive reaction in self-defense. Something has moved suddenly and unexpectedly, and they don't know what can get through the door,” says Dr. Richter. Some dogs, including guard breeds, go even further and burst through the door because they want to explore potential threats and protect their space.
16. Picks up items while walking
Most likely, you have seen how your pet picks up found items while walking. And it can be anything - from a stick to a used mask that someone dropped. “Dogs use their mouths in much the same way that human children use their hands. Many dogs are naturally curious about the world around them, and if they find something interesting, they may want to pick it up, hold it, or carry it for a while,” says Dr. Summerfield.
Wonder what your dog is thinking about as he collects these treasures? It's probably less complicated than you imagine. They are really curious, like toddlers. And they are attracted to certain objects in the same way that babies are attracted to their blankets. This is especially true of sporting and hunting dog breeds.
17. Tail wags to the left
A dog's tail can express a variety of emotions, and with careful observation, you can decipher what it is trying to tell you. For example, a low wagging tail with a wide arch indicates friendliness, while a high, stiff tail may indicate aggression or arousal. But why do dogs wag their tails to the left?
“Recent body language studies in dogs suggest that there may be a difference in how other dogs interpret left and right tail wagging and how dogs feel when their tail wag left or right,” says Dr. Summerfield. In the study, dogs remained relaxed when they saw a picture of another dog wagging its tail to the right, but when dogs saw a picture of a tail wagging to the left, it caused anxiety. More research is needed, but they do point to the tail as a key communicator.
Cats like to hide in boxes because they reduce stress: scientists explanation
Theoretically, at the moment, some scientists are of the opinion that cats, climbing into boxes, drawers, laundry baskets, etc., thus reduce their stress level. So, in 2014, scientists from the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, conducted a study in order to test this theory.
In the end, they confirmed that cats hiding in boxes, crates, and other objects actually reduce stress levels. The study was conducted at an animal shelter.
Scientists have found that stressful experiences in cats can have a serious impact on cat well-being and lead to an increase in the number of infectious diseases in shelters due to increased levels of cortisol, which causes immunodeficiency. But while researchers have been able to partially determine the reason why cats hide in boxes, they can determine whether boxes in shelters can reduce disease rates in stressed cats.
Scientists during the study immediately noticed the difference between the group of cats that were kept with boxes, and those that did not have boxes in their cages. Stress levels in cats were determined using the Kessler and Turner Cat-Stress (CSS) scale.
After a few days, cats caged with a box had lower stress levels than cats kept in cages without boxes.
In the end, the scientists concluded that shelter appears to be important for a cat, as it allows them to effectively cope with the stresses of a new environment in the first weeks after arriving in a new place. They also said further research is needed to determine what effect sheltering has on cats. For example, this is necessary in order to identify correlations between the frequency of outbreaks of infectious diseases in cats, depending on the presence of various shelters in the habitat.
Why do pets chase their tails: expert opinion?
Anyone who has ever observed the behavior of dogs or cats has seen how they periodically begin to spin in a top, trying to catch their tail. Why do they do it? Does it hurt or not when they manage to do it? Do they know that their tails are actually attached to them?
Sometimes cats get bored and start playing with their tail. Are they doing this to have fun and also to get my attention?
“Sometimes cats and dogs will chase their tails for fun (think of the reactions they see from their owners when chasing!), Animal Health and Behavior Consultant Erin Askeland of Camp Bow Wow told POPSUGAR. “Therefore, they may be doing this to get attention because of our reactive nature.
However, tail chasing can also be a sign of problems, such as boredom or energy overload, pain or discomfort caused by health problems or anxiety (such as OCD). Age and body characteristics also play a role.”
Do cats and dogs know that their tails are attached to them?
Sometimes when we watch my dog catch his tail, we wonder if it hurts? After all, from the point of view of people, chewing on an arm or leg is not entirely pleasant.
Cats and dogs know their tails are connected to them. Although puppies and kittens don’t fully understand it yet, they can move them at will and feel touch, and they react to it.
Should we be concerned when our pets are tail chasing?
Of course, if your dog or cat is chasing its tail nonstop, it might be time to talk to a veterinarian.
What are the signs of cat anxiety?
1. Increased activity, motority, up to the fact that the animal destroys everything around (66%)
2. Desperate meow (63%)
3. Urination in the wrong places (60%)
4. Aggression, extreme irritation (36%)
5. Depression, apathy (53%)
6. Arousal (36%)
7. Defecation in the wrong places (23%)
In addition, the study found that the behavior of cats is also influenced by the social portrait of the owner of the animal. On the eve of separation from people, cats literally lost their heads because of the fear of being left to the mercy of fate. This is especially true in homes where:
- There are several grown women
- Households live in the age range of 18-35 years
- No other cats
- No cat toys
How to help overcome feelings of anxiety in cats?
The study has shown that an effective antidepressant measure will be such signs of attention from people as the purchase of a new toy. It will entertain and distract your pet from a gloomy mood. Moreover, take another cat into the house. If there is one, why not start a second one: together, they say, it's more fun.
Outside of the game, when tail chasing becomes compulsive and repetitive, it may not be a clear signal of a problem, but it helps to let us know that something may be going on that is causing this pet distress,” she explained. “It can become part of a pet's behavioral vocabulary, where their behavior and body language tell us how they feel at the moment.