Today we are exploring the world of domestic cat behaviour. Chances are either you have a cat in your family or you know someone who does. There are around 400 million cats in households around the globe. We humans have long had a fascination with these beautiful creatures dating back to ancient Egypt. It is estimated that cats have been domestic pets for 12,000 years. And yet, in many respects, they remain a mystery to us.
Our guest is going to help us deepen our understanding of cat behaviour. Nicky Trevorrow, behaviour manager in the Veterinary Department of Cats Protection, the largest UK charity for rescuing and placing cats for adoption. Nicky’s role at Cats Protection is to implement the charity’s strategy to promote feline behaviour and welfare. She is a registered veterinary nurse. She holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Animal Behaviour. She also undertook an Advanced Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour Therapy from the Centre of Applied Pet Ethology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling from the University of Southampton. Nicky is a full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors and a Registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist through the Animal Behaviour & Training Council (ABTC). The ABTC seeks to promote humane practices in animal training and behaviour therapy by setting and maintaining standards of knowledge and skills for practitioners in animal training and behaviour. We will leave links to those organizations in our show notes if you would like to learn more about them.
And please check out Cats Protection’s Youtube channel for lots of great content to help you understand the cats in your life.
Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors: https://www.apbc.org.uk
Animal Behaviour and Training Council: https://abtc.org.uk