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Contrary to popular myth, Garfield wasn't born using a litter box, he was drawn that way! Cats do not come into this world 'knowing' how to use a litter box, that is, a colored plastic box filled with sterilized clay gravel. Cats learn what and where the "bathroom" is from their mom at about four weeks of age. Learning can happen so quickly that the casual observer may be unaware that any active instruction has taken place. In the case of orphan kittens, the caretaker must introduce the box concept otherwise the kittens will randomly choose a spot and imprint on the texture (cloth towels, dust balls, carpeting, etc.). The kitten should be placed in the litter box upon waking, after meals and...

Cat Talk: 10 Reasons Cats Meow

According to Arden Moore, author of The Cat Behavior Answer Book, "cats are capable of making at least 30 sounds, including at least 19 variations on the simple meow." Credit: Thinkstock So why do cats meow? Check out ten possible translations for cat talk: 10) I'm hurt – If your cat suddenly begins to meow excessively, take him to be evaluated by a veterinarian immediately. Your cat's meows may indicate that there is something medically wrong, especially if the behavior isn't typical. "Numerous diseases can cause a cat to feel hunger, thirst, or pain, all of which can lead to excessive meowing," advises Web MD. RELATED: Why Do Cats Knead? 9) I'm just saying hi – Often a cat meows...

After surveying 600 college students, researchers concluded what most of us already knew: Dog people and cat people are very different. Credit: Getty Creative "It makes sense that a dog person is going to be more lively, because they're going to want to be out there, outside, talking to people, bringing their dog," said study researcher Denise Guastello, an associate professor of psychology at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisc., who presented the findings at the annual Association for Psychological Science meeting. RELATED: 8 Outrageous Pet Products A cat lover, on the other hand, may be "more introverted, and sensitive, maybe you're more at home reading a book, and your cat doesn't...