New paperback edition of classic No 1 bestseller on cat behaviour
The personality of the cat is a fascinating mixture of affection domesticity and active independence. You may think you know your cat as he purrs In your lap, but come across your pet in the street on a dark night, amidst a soap-opera scene of sex and violence, and its easy to think Bagpuss suffers from a dual personality.
In fact the cat has been a domesticated animal for 3,500 years. Every single feline pet carries an inheritance of amazing sensory capacities, vocal utterances, body language and territorial displays. By answering such questions as What does a cat signal with its ears? Why does your cat tear at the fabric of your chair? Why does a cat rub up against your leg?
Why does a cat hiss? Why does a cat swing its head from side to side when staring at its prey? Desmond Morris decodes the private world of the cat.
Your cat is full of surprises and our finest zoologist is about to reveal their secrets in this beautifully packaged edition of a much loved bestseller.