Unusual Animal Behaviors Explained

a calido kitten knocking things off the shelf.

Watching animal videos online is a widespread pastime. The reason is simple: watching cute, silly, playful, wacky or sleepy animals releases happiness-inducing hormones like oxytocin and dopamine. In other words, animals make us feel good.

This phenomenon is, of course, experienced daily by pet owners. Cats and dogs (among other pets) contribute to our overall sense of well-being, simply by being themselves. If you’ve ever marveled at your pet’s habits or antics, perhaps we can shed light on some unusual animal behaviors and what they might mean.