When a dog flicks their ears, it means that they’re listening. This is actually what most animals do to listen. When they hear a sign which isn’t familiar to them and they’re trying to figure out what it is, this is how they react.
If you see your dog flicking their ears, let them figure out for a second what it is that they’re listening to. It’s also adorable for you to see your dog being so observant and inquisitive.
This peculiar herb sends even the most docile of cats bouncing off the walls. Nepetalactone is to blame! It's the chemical found inside the catnip that activates the brief but bizarre response cats seem to have to it.
It's thought to stimulate the same areas of the brain as pheromones do. This explains why your cat will roll around in it or even try to nibble it. Catnip is non-addictive and non-harmful so your feline can enjoy the experience worry-free!
In their natural habitat, birds chatter before their bedtime as means of social interaction. Does your parrot chatter? Probably. But what kind of chatter are we talking about? Soft or loud?
When your bird is chattering softly it can mean it is content. If your bird is still young and of the talking kind, it can just be practicing talking. Loud chatter might be your parrot's way of attracting your attention.
Walked into the room to find your rabbit lying on its stomach with its legs behind or spread out to the side? Maybe it was lying on its back with its legs in the air? Fantastic. That rabbit is on cloud 9.
Bunnies go into that position when they feel blissfully relaxed. Sometimes a bunny will go into one of those positions after a happy hopping session.
Getting a little head bump from your cat, or "bunting" means you're in its good books! When your cat rubs its head against you, it covers you in pheromones. This sends a signal that you are its property, which in the cat world means you're loved.
In stressful environments, bunting is also an effective way for a cat to make a space feel calm and comfortable. A few head-rubs on items around the room and they'll feel right at home.