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Why does my cat harass my bunny?

Two of my friends have bunnies, and just recently I saw them interact. The larger bunny did not hesitate to charge towards the cat. The cat looked surprised but stood his ground. I wasn’t surprised when the cat swatted at the bunny, who then ran back into his cage.
I decided to check youtube to see some videos of cats and bunnies, and found this video.

By the way, I don’t endorse the interaction between bunnies and cats, especially if they are left unattended. Bunnies are apparently rodants, and cats generally hunt any type of rodant.

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Why does my cat climb the screen door?

Cats are impressive climbers.  In general, cats like to climb on top of things (e.g. why does my cat jump on the refridgerator?) or inside of things (e.g. why does my cat like boxes?).

Cats climb by using their claws on all four of their paws.  They pull themselves upwards by digging their claws into the surface.  Because cats require claws to climb things, declawed cats are not very good climbers.  Most (if not all) cats should be kept indoors, especially declawed cats.  Declawed cats cannot easily climb things (such as trees) in order to get away from predators.

Below are some impressive pictures of Mocha, one of our friend cats, who climbs the screen door.  Mocha is an indoor cat.  Do you think she is climbing the screen door because she wants outside, or is Mocha just having a good time?

You can add funny pictures of your cat, and he/she may appear in a why does my cat article!

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Rating: 7.0/10 (3 votes cast) has been featured in a Mikey Bustos Video!!

Mikey Bustos is a talented singer, songwriter, performer, and entertainer. He is well known in Canada and the Philippines, and has performed in various location around the world. Mikey has a strong appreciation and interest in all sorts of animals, especially Ants.

YouTube Video!

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Why does my cat like when I program the automatic feeder incorrectly?

auto pet feeder configuration issue

Auto Pet Feeder overflows due to configuration issue

The picture says it all!

My cats enjoy the auto pet feeder.  The feeder works on a timer, allowing you to set up to 8 feedings by configuring the start time and end time of the feeding.  The feeding time will vary depending factors such as the size of the food.  I have found that small food pieces fall out faster than large pieces.  My feedings are approximately 30 seconds each, and I have configured about 4 feedings per day (for 3 cats).  They also get some treats when they are good kitties (which is always!).

The problem that occurred (as seen in the picture) was caused because I started the feeding at 11:00pm, and then configured the feeding to stop 30 seconds later.  Unfortunately (for me), I set the end time for AM, which means the feeder was configured to continue dropping food throughout the night.  The cats loved it (because they didn’t have to clean it).

This feeder is great because it allows you to store many weeks of food (our cats use the medium size feeder).  We do not leave our cats alone for extended periods, but its still nice to have a low maintenance feeder.  If we leave our cats alone for a day or two, we can trust that the feeder will feed our cats, unless the power goes out, of course.

I also previously owned the auto pet waterer.  The cats enjoyed the filtered running water, but the product I received was not built to last.  There is also alot of maintenance required, which involved cleaning the unit every 3 weeks or so.  The motor was a little too noisy for my liking, and would sometimes stop dispensing the water.  I fought with the unit for many months, until one day the water starting overflowing out of the unit.  At this point, I no longer trusted the unit and I disposed of it.  Conceptually it is a great product, but it did not work out for us.

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Why does my cat require dental surgery?

Tomorrow, one of the mascots must undergo surgery. His name is Peanut, and he is the brown (seal point) Siamese that you see in many of the pictures and videos on this website.

Here’s a few reason why Peanut must undergo dental surgery:
1) His breath really really stinks. He often jumps up on our lap and yells in our face to get our attention. This cute behavior has become unbearable due to the awful smell coming from his mouth! Read more about why cats have bad breath!
2) After inspection by our favorite veterinarian, we found out that Peanut has gingivitis, and that some of the teeth will require extraction. This will reduce the bacteria in his mouth, and probably reduce some pain that he is probably experiencing. We don’t brush Peanuts teeth, so some of this issue probably could have been avoided if we were willing/able to keep up with a teeth brushing routine.
3) While Peanut is asleep during his surgery, the clinic will xray his teeth to look for additional cavities that cannot be seen while orally examining his mouth. Any teeth with cavities can then be removed to avoid a similar problem in the near future.

Peanut’s dental surgery will be performed by a top of the line clinic in Mississauga Ontario. He will undergo pre-operation blood work to ensure that he is healthy enough to undergo the surgery. He will also be placed on an IV during the procedure so they can easily administer medication in the event of a complication.

Please keep Peanut in your thoughts tomorrow as he undergoes this procedure!


Peanut is doing fantastic!  He was very sleepy for about a day after the surgery, but he is back to his old self now!  He has 2 days left of pain medication (4 in total).  He has 6 days left of antibiotics, in order to fight infections.  He is also on soft food for 3 – 7 days.  He doesn’t like the soft food very much (we’ve tried 2 different types).   He does end up eating it after he is hungry enough though.  We have also softened his crunchy food by putting it in the microwave in some water.  He seems to prefer this solution, but its very important to make sure the food completely cools down before serving it to Kitty!

Thanks everyone for your encouraging and supportive comments!  Peanut appreciates your concern 🙂

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Why does my cat chase the laser light?

Cat chasing laser light.

Cat chasing laser light.

Your cat is probably chasing the laser because he likes to play. However, some cats appear to realize that it is just a light, while others seem to chase it endlessly. My oldest cat will not chase any sort of light, and she’s the one who needs the exercise the most!

A friend of mine once told me that her cat chased the laser all the time, until one day he looked up and saw her holding the light. He never chased it again. So’ you have to wonder, maybe cats only chase the lights if they haven’t yet realized that they will never be able to catch it!!

Here is a video of P chasing a laser light. He goes nuts as soon as he hears the chain make the slightest bit of noise. In fact, its sometimes a game for humans to try to get the laser out of the cats’ toybox without the little guy realizing it. Sometimes if you hold the laser too long without shining it, P will begin to make a noise that sounds a little bit like a barking dog. I think he gets impatient. What do you think?

Watch the Video

Warning: Never point the laser light at your cat’s eyes. The light can apparently do damage to your cat’s vision!

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