Davis and Parker show how rough normal cat play behavior can be. These cats are NOT fighting. When cats play they are practicing their killing blows on each other. It can look scary, but you must take into account their relationship, body language, and the ability to spar and diffuse without malicious intent.
two are better than one
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An example of normal feline play behavior
This video shows an excellent example of normal play behavior between two male cats. Males often engage in rough play well into their teenage years. What you see here is not aggression.
Hitch and Soren wrestling match
This is NORMAL cat play! This is NOT aggression. Note how mutual it is, no growling, no hissing, though that can also be normal and both keep coming back for more! Cats play rough and this is good and appropriate. They need to do this to each other and not to human hands and feet. […]