Why do cats clean themselves so much? – Simon's Cat | LOGIC #6



Hallo, ich bin Simon. Willkommen bei Simons Katzenwissen. Heute erfahren wir von einer Katzenexpertin, warum sich Katzen so verhalten, wie sie es tun. Heute betrachten wir das Thema "Putzen". Ich habe einmal versucht, meine erste Katze Shelly zu waschen. Als ich noch klein war, ich war etwa 9 Jahre alt, war sie etwas schmutzig, und ich wollte sie waschen. Das würde ich nie wieder tun. Katzen putzen sich selbst. [Wie halten sich Katzen sauber?] Katzen verbringen rund zehn Prozent ihrer wachen Zeit direkt nach dem Aufwachen. Katzen putzen sich in einer bestimmten Reihenfolge. Wenn Sie sie schon einmal dabei beobachtet haben, Katzen putzen sich in einer bestimmten Reihenfolge. Wenn Sie sie schon einmal dabei beobachtet haben, ist Ihnen vielleicht aufgefallen, dass sie immer oben anfangen und sich dann von den Pfoten und dem Gesicht nach unten vorarbeiten, bis sie am Schwanz angekommen sind. [Wussten Sie schon?] Dank der rauen Zunge können sich Katzen gründlich putzen und sogar Tierknochen sauber lecken. Sie haben Widerhaken an ihrer Zunge, die wirklich nützlich sind, um sich sauber zu halten. Ihre Zunge regt die natürliche Ölproduktion an, die wiederum dafür sorgt, dass das Fell wasserdicht ist und gut isoliert. Außerdem können sie mit der Zunge spielend leicht Fellreste entfernen. [Katzen, die sich gegenseitig putzen…] Manche Katzen putzen sich gegenseitig; das nennt man Allogrooming. Sie machen das vor allem dann, wenn sie sich selbst als der gleichen sozialen Gruppe zugehörig ansehen. Die gegenseitige Fellpflege stärkt die sozialen Beziehungen und ist darüber hinaus sehr nützlich, um die schwer erreichbaren Stellen zu pflegen, wie beispielsweise hinter den Ohren. [Wie können wir unsere Katzen unterstützen?] Es hilft, wenn man kleine Kätzchen bereits sehr früh an die Fellpflege gewöhnt, sodass sie wissen, dass es einfach dazu gehört. Kätzchen müssen positive Gefühle mit der Fellpflege verbinden und wenn sie sie vorsichtig behandeln und an die Bürste gewöhnen, ist es viel einfacher für den Besitzer, das Fell seines Lieblings zu pflegen. Idealerweise kann verfilztes Fell so verhindert, zumindest aber beseitigt werden. Das ist besonders für ältere Katzen eine große Hilfe, da sie sich oft nicht mehr so gut bewegen und sich selbst putzen können. [Zu viel Fellpflege?] Manche Katzen betreiben zu viel Fellpflege, deshalb sollten Sie prüfen, ob Ihre Katze die gleiche Stelle wieder und wieder putzt. Denn das kann sogar zum Fellverlust an dieser Stelle führen. Manche Katzen übertreiben es einfach. Dabei kann es sich um ein medizinisches oder ein Verhaltensproblem handeln; Sie sollten also immer den Tierarzt aufsuchen. Teddy, meine schwarze, langhaarige Katze, liebt es, durch das lange Gras zu laufen. Wenn er dann zurück kommt, hat er immer diese Grassamen im ganzen Fell und ich bürste ihn mit einer kleinen Flohbürste, was er wirklich liebt. Er liebt die Aufmerksamkeit und es würde mich nicht wundern, wenn er nur durch das Gras spaziert, um anschließend gebürstet zu werden.

29 thoughts on “Why do cats clean themselves so much? – Simon's Cat | LOGIC #6

  1. Our cats love baths !! They need a bath, especially after being in the littler box. It's gross not to bathe them.

  2. cats be like
    "hey! my fur is having dirt let me lick it..it's okay if it inside my stomach coz i need to look good "??????cat logic

  3. Once again I do as Simon says – my cat is not impressed. Take no offence my cat hates everything. He also reserves the right to change his mind in a Nanosecond. I should have procreated, kids seem easier to please and control.

  4. I've been watching these on and off all day – I study animals and animal behaviour + animal care at college so technically this is summer study.
    I've found a loop to my hatred of studying.

  5. I wish my cat took to being brushed better =:

    We give her treats as soon as were done brushing but she'll only let us brush for a moments before she starts growling at us. We hope one day she'll get association with being brushed with getting treats. Thankfully she's a short hair, barely sheds and does her grooming very well. But still, there are times where she needs a little extra.

  6. I have a domestic long haired cat and he goes outside on a regular basis. What I hate (especially during the Autumn season) are those pointy, needle like round things called "burrs" and he would sometimes go through those and get them either in his long, bushy tail or under his belly and it gets all snarled up in his fur and its an absolute nightmare to brush out. It gets so bad that I just have to cut them out with a pair of scissors. And what's worse is that I always have to pick him up and snuggles him and I really cant do that with all those prickers in his fur =(

  7. There's a certain routine to bathing a cat, and not all cats will tolerate it. I only ever had one cat that I bathed, a Turkish van (a particular breed that is generally quite fond of water) named Frisco. He may have enjoyed playing in water, but he never really enjoyed being bathed. Which is why I only ever bathed him twice in his life: Once for the grooming lab during my vet tech classes, and once when he got cancer in his mouth and began to smell from the decaying cells. He also overgroomed his belly and chewed the fur off when he developed food allergies.

    My current cat Nigel, a shorthair-mix, has never taken care of himself and gets terrible mats. They get so bad that he can't reach around to groom himself and we can't brush him because the mats pull on his sin and hurt him. We have to shave him to keep the mats off, and he always feels so much better. He came from kind of a rough situation, which is probably part of the reason why he doesn't groom himself very much. He's also not fond of other cats and fights a lot, so social grooming is out of the question for him.

  8. My cat was over grooming not long ago . We could usually just take him into the vets with a few hours or a day as my mother’s a vet but my mother was off work for a few months at the time and couldn’t drive so we thought just giving him flea treatment would fix the problem as he had fleas and we had just bough the treatment but after two weeks nothing improved so we put on some more . By this time he had almost no fur at the bottom of his back so we had to ask somebody to drive us to the vets . In the end it turned out he had a skin infection so take it from me if your cats over grooming don’t hesitate to get treatment like we did

  9. My 1yr old long hair cat is so accepting of grooming. Both my cats had a flea problem and Perc would see me get the hot water and flea comb and come right over. But Miles (short hair 2yr old) would not let me comb him more than a minute at a time.

  10. When my cat Guapo got caught in the rain I would take a towel and dry him off. It seems he enjoyed a fairly vigorous towel rub because it became a regular thing that after I had dried him off he would run right back out in the rain and come right back in for me to dry him off again. If I didn't latch the cat door sometime I ended up drying him off 4-5 times an hour.

  11. When I gave Ms.Jones her first bath, she kept trying to hold on to the door! I finally got her in but I clawed at the end. ?

  12. When I was younger I had a cat who was a short haired Javanese and he began to over clean himself and started to rip his good fur out luckily by the time we found out he only had two pink spots. We took him to the vet and he had to wear a cone around his head

  13. We only have to bathe our cats when they get Really Dirty. Costello once was so fat, he couldn't reach his butt, so he got frequent baths because he couldn't "wipe". Thor, nicknamed ketchup butt, gets the same treatment if he doesn't take care of himself.

    Sadly, our 19 year old, Kashmyra, went into shock when she was getting a bath and passed away in my mom's arms. She had stopped taking care of herself and we thought a gentle bath would help. The water from the tap went cold midway through it. She was a sweet old lady.

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