Even The Most Adorable House Cats Can’t Escape These Instinctual Habits

Seeking Out a Stream

In the wild, cats prefer running water to standing water, which may be contaminated. This preference may explain why cats are so fond of sipping straight from the tap.

Climbing New Heights

Perching up high makes cats feel safe and gives them a birds-eye-view of their environment. Wild cats often climb trees to evade large predators on the ground or to nap safely behind leafy camouflage.

Stretching Out

Cats can rotate and twist their backs in ways that not even an acrobat can match. This is because their backs have cushioned discs between each vertebrae, allowing them to stretch out … or fold over.

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