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26. Why do cats act so weird?
Tony Buffington
<4:43>  April 2016

 

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≪Questions:Why do cats act so weird?≫
1.  Because more than 2 million YouTube videos of cats have been viewed more than 26 billion times, the speaker has concluded one thing. What is it? 

 

2. Fill in the blanks.

Cats act weird, but there is a

historical reason behind it.

Throughout time, cats were

simultaneously (1)                        

and (2)                            ,

and their weird behaviors,

which we often observe,

were necessary in order to survive. 

 

3. What are the two main reasons why cats like to climb to high places?

  Reason 1:                               

  Reason 2:                              

 

4. Why do cats in the wild need to eat many times a day?

 




 

5. What is one explanation why cats have the tendency to reach into containers and openings? 

 

 

6. List 3 reasons why wild cats sharpen their claws.

Reason 1:                                        

Reason 2:                                       

Reason 3:                                       

 

 

7. Why are cats good at squeezing into small spaces and hiding in unconventional spots?

 

 

8. When cats purr, something is happening in their bodies. What is it?

 

 




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≪Answers:Why do cats act so weird?≫

1.  Because more than 2 million YouTube videos of cats have been viewed more than 26 billion times, the speaker has concluded one thing. What is it? 
cats are very entertaining

 

2. Fill in the blanks.

Cats act weird, but there is a

historical reason behind it.

Throughout time, cats were

simultaneously (1)   predators   

and (2)        prey           ,

and their weird behaviors,

which we often observe,

were necessary in order to survive. 

 



3. What are the two main reasons why cats like to climb to high places?

  Reason 1:

       survey their territory      

  Reason 2:

       spot prey       

 

4. Why do cats in the wild need to eat many times a day?
Because most cat prey are small.

 

5. What is one explanation why cats have the tendency to reach into containers and openings? 
Small prey tends to hide in tiny spaces, and cats are instinctively searching their prey.

 

6. List 3 reasons why wild cats sharpen their claws.

Reason 1:         climbing        

Reason 2:         hunting         

Reason 3:      self-defense    
 (other possible answers) help stretch their back and leg muscles, relieve some stress

 

7. Why are cats good at squeezing into small spaces and hiding in unconventional spots?
Because they had to avoid getting caught by predators.

 

8. When cats purr, something is happening in their bodies. What is it?
Their muscles and bones are being healed. (Purring can promote their tissue regeneration.)

 

 

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