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Weird Habits or Behavior Your Pets Have
« on: July 11, 2016, 12:24:52 pm »
Pets are great, but don't they just do the weirdest things sometimes? Even if those actions can be explained by instinct or are relatively normal?  :fox-:P:

My kitten Navi likes to "dig" at her water bowl. She often gets her paws wet and spills water. I'm actually in the middle of trying to fix this, and I'm thinking about getting a cat water fountain (since some cats prefer moving water over still water).

But my other cat, Ash. He's probably one of the most wild and "in-touch-with-his-roots" cats I've ever seen (that's still domestic). It seems like he's only inside when he wants food, water, or maybe an occasional nap. The rest of the time? He's outside. He even sleeps out there, and is also uncomfortable using the litter box. He prefers doing everything out there, which is completely fine by me. I know a lot of cats like being outside a lot, but it sometimes feels like he's not even a pet with the kind of behavior he has.  :fox-:P:  However, the one bad habit he had/has, is being aggressive in general. For a long time, especially when he was a juvenile, all he would do was attack us. We wouldn't even have to provoke him, he just liked stalking prey and attacking it. It seemed like if he wasn't constantly stalking wild animals, he would have to use us instead to "fulfill his wild instincts."

He's calmed down a lot since then, but he is still a huge, tough cat. He actually ended up launching himself my leg somewhat recently. When he attacks you, his big, hooked claws get underneath your skin and tear. For this reason, the wounds were surprisingly deep, and the scratches still aren't healed over fully despite being weeks old. I kinda wonder if they'll be permanent scars.  :/

What kind of unusual/weird/uncommon habits or behavior do your pets have, though? And do you find these little quirks cute, annoying, or even frightening/dangerous?

P.S. I still love my cat Ash, even if he is kinda scary. He's got really thick, fluffy fur thanks to him being a Maine coon mix, and his fangs sometimes poke out a little (making him look like a vampire). He's pretty lovable, even if he could beat up small dogs if he wanted to.
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Re: Weird Habits or Behavior Your Pets Have
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2016, 01:32:07 pm »
If I blow in my dog's face, he bites and licks the air.
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Re: Weird Habits or Behavior Your Pets Have
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2016, 02:31:50 pm »
If my dog is on a bed or sofa, she's start digging if she's frustrated. And she'll sneeze when she's happy. And she sometimes begs for food, only to not eat it when we give it to her. And if you clap she'll basically go crazy (barking, jumping on you, etc.).
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Re: Weird Habits or Behavior Your Pets Have
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2016, 04:12:14 pm »
Sometimes my chihuahua will just sit there and lick the air. I dunno why he does it, but it's silly to watch.
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Re: Weird Habits or Behavior Your Pets Have
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2016, 04:51:24 pm »
My beagle likes to, uh, twerk. She usually backs her butt up against me when I'm sitting down and kinda wipes it against my leg. Evrytiem time I push her butt down, she usually brings it back up again xD
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Re: Weird Habits or Behavior Your Pets Have
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2016, 06:03:56 pm »
My first parakeet before he died, he liked to lick the water drops off his water thingy before he actually used it
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Re: Weird Habits or Behavior Your Pets Have
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2016, 10:56:46 pm »
Once, my dog saw a lizard on a particular fire hydrant in our neighborhood, and now every time we pass that fire hydrant she has to investigate it to make sure the lizard hasn't returned. Btw, she saw the lizard there two years ago. She still hasn't forgotten. X3
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Re: Weird Habits or Behavior Your Pets Have
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2016, 01:24:15 pm »
Stormy (cat)- drinks out of toilet and from water running out of the faucets but won't drink out of his bowl.He also has no hunting instinct so will have flies and stuff land on him and doesn't care :fox-:P:

Pidge (parrot)- she doesn't like squishy foods so if you give her something like a banana she'll start shaking her paw to get it off. She also loves cuddling under your chin

Maddie (Boston Terrier dog)- she loves blankets, pillows and cuddling. She won't lie down anywhere unless there's a blanket or pillow under her

Cody (Boston Terrier dog)- doesn't like meat (which is good since he's allergic to most of it), instead he like eating fruits and vegetables. Watermelon is his favourite and he'll eat it right of the rine like a person. He also loves red peppers, bananas and strawberries amongst many others
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Re: Weird Habits or Behavior Your Pets Have
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2016, 12:05:18 am »
I have 2 dachshunds. One of them tends to go on its back and start twitching whenever he has an itch(or at least we hope so). The other likes to sit up on its two hind legs and act like a human being whenever my family eats dinner. I think it's just his way of begging but I think my dogs are quite unique tbh.
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Re: Weird Habits or Behavior Your Pets Have
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2016, 01:04:11 pm »
We leave lifting weights on the living room carpet sometimes and my one cat likes to lay between them. They probably make her feel safe so sometimes we put them in a circle so she can be right in the middle. The weird thing is sometimes she lays so close to them they look like they're digging into her back, and she loves it.
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Re: Weird Habits or Behavior Your Pets Have
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2016, 10:22:45 am »
My bunny will try to steal by spot on the couch if I get up. I'll leave and she will follow me as far as she can, when I come back and go to sit down she stands right where I was going to sit.

She also has a habit of running headfirst into things. She will be zipping around doing bunny 500's and suddenly run into the side of her cage, the couch, etc. Then she'll just shake her head and go again.

And if I've been gone for a while she will sniff be all over kind of like how a dog does -- even to the point of poking me in the eye with her nose.

And...she licks the couch. Why? I haven't got a clue.
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Re: Weird Habits or Behavior Your Pets Have
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2016, 01:05:49 pm »
My dog licks furniture, walls and doors at random.
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Re: Weird Habits or Behavior Your Pets Have
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2016, 01:20:08 pm »
My dog attacks my socks ;U;

I can't keep a pair of socks for more than a week because he'll attack them and rip holes in them ;-;

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Re: Weird Habits or Behavior Your Pets Have
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2016, 05:03:29 pm »
After moving into a new a house, my cat has picked up this weird behavior of running around the house as fast as her legs will take her. It's not like she's just taking a quick run after eating or using the litter box like most cats do either. I live in a tri-level, so she spends a good 5-10 minutes darting up and down both sets of stairs and zooming around any room she enters. It's hilarious to watch!

Another weird thing she's always done is chew on rubber bracelets. This cat has never chewed on anything else, but for some reason she loves to nom on the rubbery bracelets you can get at Hot Topic or from just about any charity organization, sometimes to the point that the things snap in the process. :sad-fox:
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Re: Weird Habits or Behavior Your Pets Have
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2016, 09:28:00 pm »
My dog attacks my socks ;U;
Same. xD My dog Angel normally tries to playbite my feet/socks and pull on them if I start running around or if she's just in a playful mood.
She also follows me around a lot, and if im sitting down she'll usually want to sit on or next to me. ouo
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Re: Weird Habits or Behavior Your Pets Have
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2016, 12:12:50 am »
My dog Max likes to chase lasers and my other dog Patrick likes to sleep up ward-like (lays up against walls and me) sometimes I will wake up and he will be laying like that and just watches me which is kinda creepy.
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Re: Weird Habits or Behavior Your Pets Have
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2016, 10:19:17 pm »
My rabbit hates my sister. I have no idea why. Whenever she gets close to him, he runs away as fast as he can. He also hisses at her and lunges at her. He never does this to anyone else. Only my sister. I have no idea why though.
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Re: Weird Habits or Behavior Your Pets Have
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2016, 10:52:06 am »
One of my cats has this lovely little trait where she always walks in front of people, and it isn't an accidental thing. She will just go back and forth when someone is walking, right in front of then. Another one of my cats refuses to drink from anywhere besides the faucet in the bathtub.
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Re: Weird Habits or Behavior Your Pets Have
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2016, 11:36:58 am »
My doggo will always go to the apple tree in the park and look for apples on the ground to eat. As a treat she will beg for a piece of an apple. Strange how some parents are struggling to get their kids to eat fruit and my dog is literally begging for some :fox-:P:
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Re: Weird Habits or Behavior Your Pets Have
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2016, 04:08:35 pm »
I have a dog that likes to lick blankets and stuff, not sure how weird that is.
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