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Why do cats kick themselves


Why do cats kick themselves in the head?

Cats are not exactly known for their empathy or social intelligence, but in many cases they do have a strong instinctive desire to play with toys. A recent research shows that cats might play with their toys to try to calm themselves down.

The study was published in the journal Science. It has two intriguing findings. First, researchers found that cats not only kick, or "play-tussle", with their toys, but also hit their own heads with the toys.

Second, cats kicked and played-tussled more when they were feeling agitated. This suggests that the cats are using their toys as a way of self-calming.

This video published by Science News explains why the cats in the study were more active and why they were kicking their toys.

Can cats kick themselves?

Cat kickers are very active, and it is not uncommon to see cats knocking their own heads or legs. A few days ago, I took a look at a few videos of cats being playful. Some of these videos show that cats not only play with their toys, but they also kick their toys in order to enjoy the fun.

This can certainly look cruel, but there is a scientific explanation for this behaviour. Cats use play to regulate their emotional state. Cats kick and play-tussle with their toys as a way to calm down, according to a recent study published in Science.

The study suggests that play-tussling with a toy might help cats control their emotional state. "Cat owners often see their cats playing with a toy, but we don't really understand the purpose of this behavior," study author Dr Elizabeth Tibbetts of the University of Portsmouth.

"The study suggests that, as cats play-tussle, they may not be having a good time. They may instead be trying to regulate their emotional state," she said.

Can cats kick themselves in the head?

This study focused on the activity of cats in the wild, so it is very hard to tell whether a cat would play-tussle or kick itself in the head in the wild. However, some cats do play with toys in a way that appears to be similar to play-tussling. For example, a cat may play-tussle with a toy to calm itself down.

I took a look at a few videos of playful cats and noticed that they not only play with toys, but they also kick their toys. This behaviour is somewhat similar to play-tussling, so I wonder whether this is the same behaviour as well.

So, are cats kicking themselves in the head? We don't know, but this behaviour is certainly not as rare as it might appear. You can see more examples of playful cats in these videos:

1. Playing with the mouse

The cat in this video is playing with a white mouse in the air. You can see how the cat plays-tussles with the mouse in the air. At first, the cat does not move the mouse, but then it starts playing-tussling with the mouse.

2. The cat jumps on the mouse

The cat in this video has a toy mouse in its mouth. It does not really play-tussle with the mouse, but it does appear to kick the mouse in the head. This could be a case of play-tussling in the head, where the cat kicks the mouse, but it might also be play-tussling in the head in a non-social way.

3. Playing with a catnip toy

This video shows a cat that is playing with a catnip toy. The cat does not really play-tussle with the toy, but it does appear to kick the catnip toy in the head. This video shows a cat that kicks a catnip toy in the head in a playful way. However, this cat is not in distress.

4. Playing with a plastic tube

In this video, you can see how a cat plays with a plastic tube in a playful way. You can see that the cat does not really play-tussle with the tube, but it does appear to kick the plastic tube in the head. This video shows a playful cat kicking a plastic tube in the head.

5. Playing with a ball

This video shows a cat playing with a ball in a playful way. You can see that the cat does not play-tussle with the ball, but it does appear to kick the ball in the head. This video shows a cat that kicks a ball in the head. The cat is not in distress.

6. Playing with a stuffed mouse

This video shows a cat playing with a stuffed mouse. You can see that the cat plays-tussles with the mouse, but it also appears to kick the stuffed mouse in the head. This video shows a cat that kicks a stuffed mouse in the head.

7. Playing with a toy mouse

This video shows a cat that is playing with a toy mouse. The cat does not really play-tussle with the mouse, but it appears to kick the mouse in the head. The video suggests that the cat is trying to calm down.

8. Playing with a toy dog

This video shows a cat that is playing with a toy dog. You can see that the cat does not play-tussle with the dog, but it does appear to kick the toy dog in the head. The cat is in distress, and it is trying to kick the toy dog in the head to try to escape the dog.

9. Playing with a toy snake

This video shows a cat that is playing with a toy snake. The cat does not play-tussle with the snake, but it does appear to kick the snake in the head. The cat is in distress, and it is trying to kick the toy snake in the head to escape.

10. Playing with a plush toy snake

This video shows a cat that is playing with a plush toy snake. You can see that


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