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Cats!

Orbital Studies Project
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Sarah Willis

on 2 April 2014

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Transcript of Cats!

MELVIN
cats!
everything you need to know about
paws, purrs, and personality
STARRING
SARAH'S CAT
IN THIS
PART, I WILL SHOW
COMMON BEHAVIORS OF MY
CAT, MELVIN, OR SHOW A Simon's Cat
VIDEO, AND THEN EXPLAIN WHY THE
CATS DO WHAT THEY DO.
CAT MAN DO!

simon's cat
good morning!
When your cat wakes you up in the morning, he feels satisfied because he has made something exciting happen, even if it is a slight movement, or a mumbled, "Go away!".
He feels like he has got your attention, even if he gets a push off the bed in return.
The main reason though, is because he's hungry, and he wants food.
Katherine Miller, a certified applied animal behaviorist, says that this process, called intermittent reinforcement, is kind of like a slot machine. "If you pull that handle 50 times, and the slot machine pays off, then next time you’re going to be willing to pull it at least 51 times, or 52, or 100 times before you start to think it isn’t paying off. So, the delayed gratification can actually reinforce the behavior more than immediate gratification."
the experts
some wake-up call, huh?
sweet dreams!
sleeping with a cat
Cats are one of the animals that sleep the most.
They sleep about 16 hours a day, on a regular schedule.
They sleep for good reasons: since they have wild cousins (lions, tigers, cheetas, etc.), they have to save up their energy to go hunt dinner, or in this case, a purple, fluffy toy.
So they spend the time when they're not 'hunting', resting for the next big kill even though they don't have to chase down their dinner.

FUN FACTS!!
SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Felis silvestris catus
Cats see so well in the dark because their eyes actually reflect light. Light goes in their eyes, and is reflected back out. This means that their eyes actually work almost like built-in flashlights.
Licking
If a cat crawls in bed with you after he thinks you should be up, he will lick you until you have found a way to make your covers cat-proof, or finally get out of bed.
It is basically saying "You are mine. I love you!"
This is another form of affection.
Behavior
Physical Structure
cat body structure
Researchers are unsure exactly how a cat purrs. Most veterinarians believe that a cat purrs by vibrating vocal folds deep in the throat. To do this, a muscle in the larynx opens and closes the air passage about 25 times per second.
Smuggling a cat out of ancient Egypt was punishable by death. Phoenician traders eventually succeeded in smuggling felines, which they sold to rich people in Athens and other important cities.
Cats are always ready for anything, even when they're asleep.
If a something wakes them up, they are almost instantly awake and ready to attack or defend himself.
This is an ability that all cats everywhere depend on to stay safe.
what a cat thinks of you
a cat's paw
A cat sweats through thier paws.
Their sweat glands are loctated in their paw pads.
bone structure
Instead of walking on its heels and the balls of the feet like we do, a cat walks on the balls of the feet and the fingertips.
Cats have 32 muscles in each ear (humans have only 6). A cat can rotate its ears 180 degrees.
Cats are North America’s most popular pets: there are 73 million cats compared to 63 million dogs. Over 30% of households in North America own a cat.
THE END!!!
BY SARAH WILLIS
According to cat "professional",
Nate Howrey, a Cat's urine glows purple under ultraviolet light.
source unreliable
Melvin's daily ritual is basically play, eat, sleep, repeat. Sleeping take up most of his time, so he has gotten very good at it.
Cats know we are bigger than them, but haven't realized that we are something different.
They don't really change thier behavior, so, to them, we are just bigger, clumsier cats.
When they put their tails up in the air, rub our legs, sit beside us and groom us they are doing exactly what cats do to each other.
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