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Life Sciences => Plant Sciences, Zoology & Evolution => Topic started by: chris on 11/04/2017 08:11:31

Title: What causes cats to become excited all of a sudden?
Post by: chris on 11/04/2017 08:11:31
Davina wrote to me to ask:

Why do cats get big burst of energy and runs around and chase invisible things randomly? I have an older cat that is always calm but, randomly, has these big burst of energy. Why does she do that?

What does everyone think?
Title: Re: What causes cats to become excited all of a sudden?
Post by: chris on 11/04/2017 11:35:41
In my house it's the close proximity of my foot the cat's rear end...
Title: Re: What causes cats to become excited all of a sudden?
Post by: tkadm30 on 13/04/2017 21:12:05
Cats are unpredictable beasts. ;)
Title: Re: What causes cats to become excited all of a sudden?
Post by: chris on 13/04/2017 23:11:56
What gets cats all excitable? The sound of a wheelie bin...? ;)

Title: Re: What causes cats to become excited all of a sudden?
Post by: RD on 14/04/2017 03:33:32
Best not to mess with the cat-people : they're crazy, ( toxoplasmosis (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxoplasmosis#.22Crazy_cat-lady_syndrome.22) ?)
Title: Re: What causes cats to become excited all of a sudden?
Post by: jeffreyH on 14/04/2017 03:43:12
They chase flies and moths which we might not be able to see. So it looks like they are chasing nothing.