Normal feline behaviour: … and why problem behaviours develop

  title={Normal feline behaviour: … and why problem behaviours develop},
  author={John W. S. Bradshaw},
  journal={Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery},
  pages={411 - 421}
  • J. Bradshaw
  • Published 2018
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
Practical relevance: Cats are descended from a solitary, territorial ancestor, and while domestication has reduced their inherited tendency to be antagonistic towards all animals larger than their typical prey, they still place more reliance on the security of their territory than on psychological attachments to people or other cats, the exact opposite to dogs. Many feline problem behaviours stem from perceived threats to this security, often due to conflicts with other cats. Others are more… Expand
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