Cats’ behavior when they hear birds

Do you ever notice your feline friend perk up and become extra alert when they hear the chirping of birds outside? It’s no secret that cats have a natural instinct to hunt, and the sound of birds can trigger that predatory behavior in them. When cats hear birds, their pupils dilate, their ears perk up, and their body tenses as they focus on the source of the sound. This behavior stems from their ancestors who were skilled hunters, and even though our domestic cats may not need to hunt for food, the instinct is still deeply ingrained in them. It’s important to provide indoor cats with plenty of enrichment to satisfy their hunting instincts in a safe way. Interactive toys, puzzle feeders, and even bird-watching videos can help keep your cat mentally stimulated and prevent boredom. Next time you see your cat fixated on the window, listening intently to the birds outside, remember that it’s just their natural behavior kicking in. Embrace their wild side while keeping them safe and entertained indoors.

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