Your Cat Questions Answered! | Compilation

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The kitties we let into our homes and hearts can have some strange and endearing behaviors, and we've made a fur-midable number of episodes about them! If you love cats, we've got a feline you're going to love this compilation!
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Where Do Domestic Cats Come From?:
Why Do Cat Eyes Glow in the Dark?:
Why Can't My Cat Roar?:
Why Can't My Cat See a Treat in Front of Her Face?:
Why Is Your Cat So Disgusted With You?:
Why Do Cats Like Catnip?:
Why Do Cats Knead?:
Why Do Cats Love Boxes?:

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  1. Frank Lefebver
    Frank Lefebver
    3 ditë më parë

    Wow from one video to the next she has lost a lot of weight looking good

  2. ronald white
    ronald white
    5 ditë më parë

    thank - you .

  3. Sunshine Moonbeam
    Sunshine Moonbeam
    11 ditë më parë


  4. Hattie Lankford
    Hattie Lankford
    12 ditë më parë

    Has anyone stuck a purring cat into an MRI, yet?

  5. Beans Life
    Beans Life
    12 ditë më parë

    My cat is dog like.

  6. Catmom Mippy
    Catmom Mippy
    13 ditë më parë

    we always refer to the "flehmen response" as "gooming" lol

  7. linda shrug emoji
    linda shrug emoji
    15 ditë më parë

    i have a final due next week i should not be watching this

  8. ASMR Tard
    ASMR Tard
    15 ditë më parë

    when my cat had catnip it literally went insane and tries to kill everything

  9. Hisoka Morow
    Hisoka Morow
    18 ditë më parë

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  10. Caroljo 420
    Caroljo 420
    18 ditë më parë

    I had a Siamese cat whose eyes reflected blood red. The first time I saw it, it blew my mind!

  11. 陳秉軒
    19 ditë më parë

    No, cats didn't domesticate themselves. They domesticated us, humans.

  12. Nico
    20 ditë më parë

    The same phrase is repeated over and over making the video seem slow. Improve editing please.

  13. Élco Utermöhlen
    Élco Utermöhlen
    20 ditë më parë

    No no no, cat's didn't domesticate themselves. They domesticated us humans to them.

  14. Peter Müller
    Peter Müller
    21 ditë më parë

    In fact, cats domesticated humans to have personel

  15. robert adriano
    robert adriano
    21 ditë më parë

    That girl seems like she’s an absolute pain to even have a conversation with

  16. michael raufer
    michael raufer
    21 ditë më parë

    what is new to humans, even non cat-owners ??? I NEVER wasted my time so much , like watching this...

  17. EnchantedPencil Comics
    EnchantedPencil Comics
    22 ditë më parë

    ya'll talking about cats just brings me so much joy

  18. Lowell Leland
    Lowell Leland
    22 ditë më parë

    Why are there some pet cats that like water?

  19. Adrienne Gormley
    Adrienne Gormley
    23 ditë më parë

    Cougar is the largest of the "small cats" and is actually larger than the leopard, which is the smallest of the "large cats". Cougars are also the largest cat that can purr and meow. Search youtube for "Cassie squeaks" for proof. Its on BigCatDerek's channel. Scientists may not know the exact mechanics of the purr, but one thing they have noticed is that purring can aid in healing. It's often why cats purr while they're hurting; it reduces the feelings of pain and aids in the healing process. Friend of mine broke his leg in a race to a train in Leyden, whacked by another person's suitcase, and when he mentioned his cat curling up next to his broken leg at night, I said, "let him do it. His purring will help with healing." Big cats (genus panthera) as a rule have round pupils; the smaller cats (felinae) had slit pupils. There are a few exceptions, but this is a good general rule.

  20. ggardner1138
    24 ditë më parë

    RE: Catnip, at 18:00. Do plants really need to repel mosquitos, ticks and mites? What plants have BLOOD??? Garbage content.

  21. PLZFrosty
    24 ditë më parë

    Very fun and educational video! Thanks

  22. Tim
    25 ditë më parë

    "The hyoid's broken; that's how we know the murder was the squeeze the neck kind!"

  23. duy pham
    duy pham
    25 ditë më parë

    I just wish you would address more cat-nip-similar-plants

  24. Chetan Bhadrashette
    Chetan Bhadrashette
    26 ditë më parë

    This video did not answer the most burning cat question we have. "Is my cat trying to kill me?"

  25. Mr. Billie Gray
    Mr. Billie Gray
    26 ditë më parë

    My girl cat used to sleep on me after kneading my stomach and purring. Lol

  26. mike dubovs
    mike dubovs
    26 ditë më parë

    Or china started eating them

  27. Kara K
    Kara K
    29 ditë më parë

    The. Ads. Are. So. Bad.

  28. Susan F Lorito Schindler
    Susan F Lorito Schindler
    29 ditë më parë

    #purring was not possible for my deaf cat when he had a polyp in his throat and sinus area the size of the tip of my pinky. Once it was removed he was able to purrr. He was feral and suffocating before the surgery. Now he never leaves the house.

  29. Judith Gockel
    Judith Gockel
    Muaj më parë

    Many years ago, Wild Kingdom threw a soccer-sized ball of catnip to their big.tiger. I have seen house cats react to catnip, but the big guy became ‘high’, and probably wanted half a sheep for munchies when the camera turned off.

  30. Jim Tilson
    Jim Tilson
    Muaj më parë

    Saw a ALfirst video of a jaguar purring when petted. So there are exceptions to the hypothesis.

  31. Neydiana Lopes
    Neydiana Lopes
    Muaj më parë

    As a cat person, this video was really enjoyable :)

  32. Misty Benjamin
    Misty Benjamin
    Muaj më parë

    So is it because of a cat's eyesight that makes them run around at full speed at 3 am?

  33. Rhiannon Williams
    Rhiannon Williams
    Muaj më parë

    Dogs were domesticated several times, as I don't doubt were everything else!

  34. cleanthegreen
    Muaj më parë

    I like to give my pets some real people names. For instance, my cat's called Samuel Catalino and a dog named Phillip.

  35. Kurwin Saunders
    Kurwin Saunders
    Muaj më parë

    That's how they know the murder was the squeezy neck kind? I didn't need another reason to love this channel but I appreciate the effort Hank.

  36. sk sk
    sk sk
    Muaj më parë

    Our cat, now soon to be a 1 year-old, was never really taught cat. We decided one night that he is: ¼ kitten ¼ puppy ¼ panther ¼ hamster All of them with severe ADHD. Turning out to be a Big, Strong Boy, who never wastes time by looking before he leaps. But definetly a cat, because of: A. The 20 hours a day purring loudly. B. We've never ever seen him ashamed of anything. He considers smelly farts as something to be shared, and displayed proudly with love unto all. He is awesome, and loved beyond comprehension.

  37. Yrjö Puska
    Yrjö Puska
    Muaj më parë

    Bengals are a hybrid between domestic cat and this asian leopard cat. Also savannah cats are hybrids between domestic and african serval cat. It also looks like ancient egyptians did keep pure serval cats as pets. While servals are wild cats not too closely related to species where domestic cats originated, they can be held as pets if you know how to handle wild animals(altho they are illegal as pets in most parts of the world). So it seems that while cats domesticated us, we also domesticated some of them :P

  38. Egelloc Daddario
    Egelloc Daddario
    Muaj më parë

    But cheetah does purr

  39. MetallicaLife4
    Muaj më parë

    I wish good luck and godspeed to anyone trying to find their cats' vomeronasal organs

  40. Dragon Slayer Slayer Dragon
    Dragon Slayer Slayer Dragon
    Muaj më parë

    The only cats I've ever seen panic at the vet are the ones in carriers and cages. Mine just sits in my lap.

  41. Nirrrina
    Muaj më parë

    Somebody's kid probably dragged home some tiny kittens & asked to keep them. Then the parents discovered they were handy for hunting rodents & were low maintenance. Not to mention they're warm, cuddly, cute & the size of a human infant. That all leads to being slipped food & petted. Hence some stick around more.

  42. God
    Muaj më parë

    Im still gonna make the face and claim i smell good

  43. TheRilluma
    Muaj më parë

    science has proven the fact that cats domesticated us !

  44. Eldar Wen
    Eldar Wen
    Muaj më parë

    I have some questions: Why do cats Blep? also How it's called the song that isn't a Purr but also it isn't a meow?. Is like almost birdlike... I can't totally explain because I don't even know if that have a name.

  45. Immanuel
    Muaj më parë

    Cats eat pests Cats, pests, battlestar galactica

  46. Muzz Ullah
    Muzz Ullah
    Muaj më parë

    My cat let's me know everytime he poops with a "roar" *Fierce meow

  47. SpikeMoney
    Muaj më parë

    Why do ferrell cats lose there bright colors. We have had cats in the neighborhood with short tails and grey and brown strips.

  48. Lara Tiara
    Lara Tiara
    Muaj më parë

    Sci-Show and cats - the perfect combination!

  49. Lightsfeed
    Muaj më parë

    Im not sure about this, but I think, in cats, the flap thing that stops water from entering the lungs, acts as an extra vocal organ.... And i guess the constant flapping of this organ, produces the purr...

  50. Viv Dee
    Viv Dee
    Muaj më parë

    There’re videos on ALfirst about purring big cats tho!

    1. Viv Dee
      Viv Dee
      Muaj më parë

      @Melody McDaniel sorry I meant videos of either tigers or whatever the 4 purring

    2. Melody McDaniel
      Melody McDaniel
      Muaj më parë

      As stated in the video, only 4 species in the cat family don't purr: lions, tigers, leopards, and jaguars. They never said that other big cats like cheetahs or cougars can't purr

  51. hdjc86
    Muaj më parë

    What about monke? Is your lack of monke compilation a sign of your bias?

  52. Irregular_Artist
    Muaj më parë

    I love hank green :3

  53. Shaun Simmons
    Shaun Simmons
    Muaj më parë

    Yeah, it's *technically* the "Flehman Response", but those of us who know *always* call it *SNOOLY FACE*!

  54. HeyNonyNonymous
    Muaj më parë

    All hail Cameo, the house lion.

  55. Melissa Dawn
    Melissa Dawn
    Muaj më parë

    it's not creepy, its awesome!

  56. DemstarAus
    Muaj më parë

    I watched a show about how vikingr made cats popular and how the orange/ginger cat suddenly exploded onto the scene in northern europe, and they weren'tsure why. It's obvious! Newlywed wives were given kittens as housewarming gifts. Freyja has many associations, two of which are cats, and gold. It makes sense to me that norse people would have found a golden cat quite the positive omen.

  57. Amber DuBoise
    Amber DuBoise
    Muaj më parë

    Why haven't we put a purring cat in an MRI yet? Can someone get on that? Can I volunteer to be the "cat petter"?

  58. Ƿynnťari
    Muaj më parë

    16:04 - there are so many meme·ing possibilities from these frames

  59. Kay Smyth
    Kay Smyth
    Muaj më parë


  60. Artistic _dinosaur
    Artistic _dinosaur
    Muaj më parë

    Not me going to find my cat while watching this video..

  61. Asad Marji
    Asad Marji
    Muaj më parë

    The alleged parentheses typically trick because nest decisively jail versus a purring bubble. knowing, fantastic road

  62. Hosier Craft
    Hosier Craft
    Muaj më parë

    I know cheetahs can purr, I had one purr at the st. Louis zoo when I scratch behind the ears and chin, beck when you could do that, well you weren't really supposed to but you could reach them and then you 15 or 20 years ago, and one came up acting like a house cat rubbing on the wall and do in easy reach I let her sniff at my hand then when all seemed safe scratched behind her ears and under her chin, she purred and seemed like she'd never let me stop petting her. It was an unforgettable experience. I wish they'd bring back talking the animals for walks and interacting with the public. Many great encounters with animals you don't see every day.

  63. HallucigeniaIV
    Muaj më parë

    But what happens when you the cat?

  64. Jordan Brantley
    Jordan Brantley
    Muaj më parë

    Hopefully my cat is just super chill cuz he doesn't care about boxes.

  65. Heather Mix
    Heather Mix
    Muaj më parë

    This video is the best

  66. Heather Mix
    Heather Mix
    Muaj më parë

    Was a long time ago I really really love you long time ago

  67. Heather Mix
    Heather Mix
    Muaj më parë

    No way

  68. Heather Mix
    Heather Mix
    Muaj më parë

    That crazy

  69. Heather Mix
    Heather Mix
    Muaj më parë

    I got a cat free to all the boys when is a goal we got catnip for them

  70. Heather Mix
    Heather Mix
    Muaj më parë


  71. Brian Locke
    Brian Locke
    Muaj më parë

    I have 5 cats of different ages, breeds, and sexes. Non of them react to catnip.

  72. Fundamental Fanatic
    Fundamental Fanatic
    Muaj më parë

    as soon as human started settling down from hunter gatherering livestyle. cats came to knock things down of the tables

  73. Daniel Lemus
    Daniel Lemus
    Muaj më parë

    This guy is so sexy

  74. Moe
    Muaj më parë

    19:20 i can see that here, most of my cats are brother sisters or something and almost none of them respond to some good cat weed

  75. James Powell
    James Powell
    Muaj më parë

    I absolutely adore that lady.

  76. Senax dy
    Senax dy
    Muaj më parë

    Could you make a video about cattail plants

  77. Jackson Goerges
    Jackson Goerges
    Muaj më parë

    My three legged cat can’t knead, it’s more of a jackhammer

  78. Salem
    Muaj më parë

    "On the murder shows it's how they know people got strangled when they got killed. They're always like 'The hyoid's broken, that's how we know that the murderer was the squeezy neck kind.'"

  79. Ivy Bee
    Ivy Bee
    2 muaj më parë

    So cats trained humans 🤔🤣

  80. Amal Irfan KC
    Amal Irfan KC
    2 muaj më parë

    When pet see their dad Dog: Master, play with me, right now, pleease. Cat: purrs (nice to meet you dad)

  81. Ryan Black
    Ryan Black
    2 muaj më parë

    My friends chihuahua makes a noise that sounds just like a purr lol

  82. The Lyrebird
    The Lyrebird
    2 muaj më parë

    My cat doesn't curl up all cutsie in cardboard boxes. He shreds them into chips... no eating them, and no need for a box shredder for recycling.

  83. fiiredark
    2 muaj më parë

    Seeing Hank geek out about the adorableness of his cat has made my day

  84. GabrielDee345 Don
    GabrielDee345 Don
    2 muaj më parë

    Also, there is the volume of their chest cage.

  85. GabrielDee345 Don
    GabrielDee345 Don
    2 muaj më parë

    some big cats roar AND purr.

  86. Neil
    2 muaj më parë

    6:46 who dat bebe bhoi purrr purrr

  87. Leasingr
    2 muaj më parë

    Daaaamn MIchael is really f**kable :O

  88. candyernie
    2 muaj më parë

    Cat's are master manipulators. =D

  89. U D
    U D
    2 muaj më parë

    My favorite cat is from kid vs cat

  90. allgoodisgone
    2 muaj më parë

    the amount of adds on this video is so large it renders it nigh on unwatchable.

    1. Melody McDaniel
      Melody McDaniel
      Muaj më parë

      If you're watching on a computer, getting an ad blocker will make you almost forget ads even exist

  91. jadegold66
    2 muaj më parë

    A cat adopted an orphan squirrel nursing it until it could be weaned. That squirrel learned to purr. Explainthat please.

  92. jadegold66
    2 muaj më parë

    I have a Bengal. She is definitely related to the leopard.

  93. MashMonster69
    2 muaj më parë

    Tiger assures me that they domesticated us

  94. Devin Up
    Devin Up
    2 muaj më parë

    Me: Trying to feel for a horseshoe shaped bone behind my chin. This video: Calls me out.

  95. Chris Hunter
    Chris Hunter
    2 muaj më parë

    Get that stupid ring out of your nose1

    1. Melody McDaniel
      Melody McDaniel
      Muaj më parë

      It's the 21st century, Chris. People can have piercings if they want

  96. Jon Rau
    Jon Rau
    2 muaj më parë

    As a kid in tropical Singapore, I recall finding cats happily sleeping atop a warm electrical transformer.

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    Deborah John
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  98. Steve Huffman
    Steve Huffman
    2 muaj më parë

    cat's expression of love for it's hooman: "At this moment, I'm not going to kill you."

  99. Chris Shorten
    Chris Shorten
    2 muaj më parë

    My cat had glowing red eyes

  100. Wanda Pease
    Wanda Pease
    3 muaj më parë

    Cats domesticated us. We are a hard groups of nuts to crack. The cats haven’t completed this and keep the ability to be feral.