Cats truly are one of the most fascinating creatures on the planet.
Working out what they’re doing from one random behaviour to the next can be as entertaining as it is intriguing.
Jumping up and down on furniture; eating grass; lovingly bumping you with their head. There isn’t a day that goes by where our funny felines don’t make us smile.
Watching them scratch around their bowl as they seemingly attempt to bury their food is another strange sight many pet parents will have grown accustomed to.
On the surface, it looks like they’re telling us they’re not happy with the chef’s special of the day. But dig a little deeper and you’ll come to learn that’s most likely not the case.
There’s actually a number of theories why cats engage in this puzzling type of behaviour; the main one being it’s simply in their DNA.
In the wild, cats hunt and kill their prey, eating what they can before burying any remains to conceal the evidence from nearby predators, as well as other potential prey who could be alerted to their presence by a trail of leftovers.
Even the cutest, domesticated cat still carries some of that wild ancestral genetic makeup. So, while they may be safely squirrelled away in your home, don’t be surprised to see their predatory instincts take over every so often.