Watch This: Why Does Your Cat Love to Perch on the Bookcase?

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No matter how much you love your cat, the following thought probably has popped into your mind: “Why does Fluffy do such strange things?”

It turns out there are some very good reasons for your feline’s eccentric ways. For as long as cats have been around, they have been both hunters of smaller animals — think mice — and prey for larger predators.

Over millions of years, cats have evolved to perform certain behaviors that might seem a little odd in your home, but would be perfectly natural in the wild.

Watch this video from TED-Ed to learn why your cat loves to perch on a bookcase — and engage in other endearing behaviors.

What are some of your cat’s crazy ways? Share them by commenting below or on our Facebook page.

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