September 24, 2022
Decoding the Mysteries of Cats, or Why Cats Do What They Do! (Virtual)
Saturday, September 24, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Registration for this program is now closed. All participants will be emailed the Zoom link a few days before the event. The program will not be recorded.
Stephen Quandt, Feline Behaviorist, FFCP, most recently with the Animal Care Centers of NYC (nycacc.org) and also of the ASPCA.org, explains cat behavior from the perspective of the evolutionary and adaptive forces that help shape their lives.
This webinar pulls together and interrelates:
- Cats' relationship to hunting and resting through the cycle of predation that can lead to "drive-by" ankle biting, play aggression, early morning wake up, and food aggression as examples.
- Their sense of identity in being a predator or being prey on the confidence scale that can lead to similar behaviors but can also result in fearful cats, victimized cats (cat on cat aggression), fear aggression and redirected aggression.
- Their relationship with us as influenced by the mother/kitten relationship that they experienced with their mother cat and that connects them to us through food needs, attention seeking, and their status with their most favored and/or least favored people.
- And finally the relationship between hunger, appetite, metabolism and exercise to all the above!
Stephen has given hundreds of behavior consults in person and over Zoom. He believes strongly in a compassionate, collaborative and educational approach to cat behavior, and he is Fear Free Certified.