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The Cat Whisperer Mieshelle Nagelschneider for Modern Cat Magazine

Even amongst bonded cats, tension can occur when it comes to sharing an important resource such as the litter box. When a cat feels as if he can't use the box without being threatened or ambushed, he will find alternative places to do his business. You can feel sure that the place (or places!) he ends up deeming to be safer (under the dining room table, in your left running sneaker, etc.) won't be desirable to you. The good news is that there are a couple proactive things you can do to

Puma and Cub -- Big Wildcats That Purr!

What cat species doesn’t roar, but can jump 16 feet in the air, and hunt deer and peccaries?  Well, you better guess right if you live in the Americas because it also has the largest geographic range of any terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere.  The cougar, also known as the mountain lion, puma, catamount and by other names, is a recognizable cat in photos and in documentaries, but it is rare to see in the wild.

I recently searched for the Costa Rican (Central American)

The Cat Whisperer Mieshelle Nagelschneider

We made it! After eight days and seven nights in the raw, undisturbed virgin forests of Northcentral Costa Rica, we are finally back in civilization. As I write to you, I'm currently sipping coffee in the town of Santa Elena, Costa Rica, awaiting a four hour bus ride back to the capital of San Jose. 

We were in very thick forests near Monteverde, a mecca for biologists and ecotourists alike. But unlike many, we actually saw signs of our study subjects -- wild cats such as my favorite

Jaguar Costa Rica Caught on Film

Q & A with The Cat Whisperer Mieshelle Nagleschneider and Jordan Carlton Schaul, PhD --- by Guest Blogger Layla Morgan Wilde -- a holistic cat behaviorist and founder of www.catwisdom101.com

LMW: Tell us a little about your research expedition to Costa Rica to study the big cats.

JCS: We are traveling to a remote private preserve near the Monteverde Cloud Forest in Costa Rica. The

The Cat Whisperer Mieshelle Nagelschneider Wildcat Research Team Costa Rica

By Team Cat Whisperer Guest Blogger -- Clarice W.

Domestic Cat Behaviorist Takes On the Wild Side

Most cat behaviorists and consultants think of couches, closets and litter boxes as common features when considering the environmental landscape of the domestic cat. On occasion, some of their clients do patrol the great outdoors, but few venture far from suburban backyards.

When Mieshelle Nagelschneider, founder of


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