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Old January 2nd, 2013, 11:06 AM
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Question Good books about cat behaviour?

As any cat owner can attest to, cat behaviour runs the gamut from wildly infuriating to touchingly heartwarming, and many odd and bewildering actions in between (the entire range of which may be encountered through the course of a single day).

I'm greatly interested in gaining a little more insight as to what makes a cat 'tick', and am wondering if there are good books available to help me in this regard? Resources like this website (and other online resources) are fantastic, but I'd like something that really delves in to the details and references scientific studies/observations.

I see a lot of cat-related books written mostly from a humourous standpoint relating personal anecdotes and experiences. I'd like something that is written from a more, objective, fact-based standpoint.

Any recommendations?
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 11:48 AM
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Anything by Pam Johnson-Bennett would be a good bet. She's a certified cat behaviour consultant and has written a ton of books on the subject. Here's her website: http://www.catbehaviorassociates.com/

If you want something more technical (and considerably "drier" to read), there's a collection of essays and studies on various feline-related issues called "The Welfare of Cats". I found it quite fascinating, but it's pricey.

Tracie Hotchner's "The Cat Bible" can be a great resource for cat owners. Covers everything from choosing a litter box to what to feed and common behaviour issues that might occur.

If I think of anything else, I'll add them.
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 06:52 AM
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Thanks for the recommendations
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 08:46 AM
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Yup I've read stuff by Pam Johnson-Bennettt - Very well written and recommended.
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Here's one to consider: http://www.amazon.com/Cat-Who-Cried-.../dp/0553378546
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