Cat Behavior

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Cat Behavior Books

These are some of my favorite books on cat behavior.  The first few are more technical, especially The Domestic Cat: the Biology of its Behavior, and can be a little expensive.  Also check out your local library or university libraries to find these.

The Domestic Cat: The Biology of its Behaviour
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 288 Pages - 02/24/2014 (Publication Date) - Cambridge University Press (Publisher)

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The Behaviour of the Domestic Cat
  • Bradshaw, John W. S. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 264 Pages - 01/09/2013 (Publication Date) - CABI (Publisher)

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Feline Behavior
  • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Beaver BS DVM MS DACVB, Bonnie V. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

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The following books are easier reads, but still informative.  Cat versus Cat is especially helpful for understanding cat interactions.  It also provides practical information for reintroducing a lost cat to its housemates, which can prove to be challenging.

Cat vs. Cat: Keeping Peace When You Have More Than One Cat
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Johnson-Bennett, Pam (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

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Understanding Cat Behavior: The Complete Feline Problem Solver
  • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Tabor, Roger (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

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Cat
  • Hardcover Book
  • Beadle, Muriel (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

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Books on Lost Cats and Human Behavior

These books are not so much about lost cat behavior as they are about human behavior when a cat goes missing.  Since this is an integral part of lost cat recovery, I recommend reading both books, but the first is my favorite.

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Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology
  • Hardcover Book
  • Paul, Caroline (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

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The Secrets of Lost Cats: One Woman, Twenty Posters, and a New Understanding of...
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Davidson, Dr. Nancy, MD (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

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Cat Behavior Webinars

Animal Behavior Associates offers moderately priced telecourses on both dog and cat behavior.

The Association of Professional Dog Trainers offers both free and moderately priced webinars.  Mostly dog topics, but there are a few on cats.

ASPCA Professional offers a moderate selection of free recorded webinars on dog and cat behavior.

The Justice Clearinghouse has webinars on Animal Care and Control including both pets and wildlife. 

Tawzer Dog Videos has a small selection of  webinars on cat behavior, which include recorded seminars on socialization of fearful and feral cats.  

Articles on Lost Cat Behavior

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