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14 photos of cats in action

By: Laura Moss on July 5, 2013, 9:33 a.m.
cat jumping and playing

Photo: aylaujp/Flickr

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Hold on tight

Kittens are born with hunting instincts, and through play, they develop the coordination and skills needed to capture prey. Taking the time to play with your cat — especially with strings or toy wands that mimic moving prey — will stimulate your pet's predatory nature and make him less likely to pounce on you and bite.