Black Calico Cats, Oh My!

black calico cat meows and rubs

Some say calico cats are good luck, but black cats get a bad reputation. Here are the facts about this mystery cat. What is a calico cat? A calico cat is a domestic cat with a tri-color coat. The calico is commonly 25 percent to 75 percent white with orange and black patches. While white … Read more

Why Do Cats Trill or Chirp? A Cat Behaviorist Explains

cat chirping at window

Children learn that cat cows go,” moo,” dogs go “woof,” and cats go meow.”  Those aren’t the extent of every sound an animal can make. It’s an oversimplification to help children learn. Cats have a wide array of different sounds: chirp, trill, purring, and more. While meowing and purring are the most common noises cats … Read more

Why Does My Cat Meow When I Pick Her Up?

Why do cats meow? The cat’s meow. Behind purring, meowing is the most common sound cats make. While cats can’t speak, they use their meow to communicate with us. We have found adult cats don’t meow at each other, just people. When born, cats are usually blind and deaf. They use purring and meowing to … Read more

Why Do Cats Like Going Under the Covers?

Why Do Cats Like Going Under the Covers?

Children love to play peek-a-boo. Ever wondered why? It’s because of something called object permanence. Object permanence involves understanding items and people exist even when you can’t see or hear them. Some people think cats don’t remember you’re there, so they are surprised. But cats do have object permanence due to their natural hunting skills. … Read more

My Cat Bites When I Pet Her: Dr. Cutler Explains What to Do

cat biting owner's hand after petting

You and your pet are enjoying an excellent cuddling session on the couch. You’re petting their back. Suddenly, they turn and bite your hand. It’s painful and unexpected! Luckily, there is an explanation. An interview with Dr. Cutler explains. Dr. Janet Cutler is a Certified Cat Behaviorist at She holds a Ph.D. in animal … Read more

Why Does My Cat Bite My Nose? A Cat Expert Explains

Cat biting nose

It’s halfway caught between annoying and adorable, the act of your cat biting your nose.  Additionally, cat bites can be dangerous. Don’t worry; we’ll help you figure it out, with the help of our Certified Cat Behaviorist here at Cat World – Dr. Janet Cutler, who holds a Ph.D. in Pet Behavior and has years … Read more