Why is my cat acting weird? Perhaps she has started to behave or act aggressively towards you or your family members? Whatever the reason, you should know that many reasons can cause this. Sometimes we don’t understand their behavioral changes until it gets worse. Consequently, it’s important to learn your cat and get to the bottom of the issue before it gets any worse. Here are some reasons behind the weird behavior of your feline and how to fix them.
Cats communicate with people by meowing and does it due to a variety of reasons. The most common reasons are to get attention, to say hello, to ask to be let out or in and to ask for food.
However, some situations need extra attention if your cat is vocalizing more than usual. Cats can act vocally if they are in a transitional phase like the death of another pet or family member or even a particular move. Be keen if your cat isn’t regularly talking and has started meowing excessively as this could signal other problems like illness or a severe physical problem which need attention.
Uncontrollable movement from one room to another due to a threat
Just like dogs, cats have a lot of energy as they were meant to be hunters. Unlike dogs, felines don’t work with a pack while in the wild and even at home this won’t be possible. Introducing a new cat is a hassle because the old one won’t be happy.
Maybe she wants her dead. That’s the reason why they run uncontrollably and shrieking across each room due to a threat which can result in a furious fur flurry. You are afraid to keep or leave them together, they poo and pee anywhere apart from the litter box. Ensure each cat has her litter box and territory and try to simultaneously play with them to redirect the energy used in uncontrollable movement or beating the crap out of each other.
Cats get stressed
Just like human beings, cats respond to psychological changes and since you moved her, expect her to be in flight mode or full-blown fight before adopting. Maybe your new house is smaller, and the furniture seems different which makes her get stressed. Moreover, you started a full-time job, so she is left alone in the house most of the day. Stress also makes a cat act weird.
Disrupting her routine just a little by keeping her in different or separate rooms with her litter box, toys, bed, and food while you pack or can ease the stress. Surrounding her with familiar smells and items in a safe room at the new home as you rearrange and unpack makes her feel more at home. Pay attention to her when you return home after the job by playing with her.
Sickness can be the cause of the weird behavior
Cats are good at hiding illness signs; hence it’s up to you to figure out. It seems lethargic if your feline isn’t eating, drinking excess water, cease using her litter box, hides in the rooms for more than a day or her temperament suddenly change, this tells you something is not right. Besides, her “third eyelid” protrusion can be an illness indication. Notice early and take her to the vet for medication.
Cats choose fans carefully
Technically, you visited your boyfriend and found a beautiful pet but jibing between the two of you is a problem. You try petting her but hides under the bed or dining table. A few minutes later she emerges and lavishes your guy with headbutts as you watch. Just like human beings, felines have distinct personalities; she can act weirdly because she doesn’t like you. Maybe you are not her biggest fan.
Cats are highly reliable and predictable; hence there will always be a logical explanation for their weird behavior. Why is my cat acting weird? You got your answer. Learn, study and understand your cat by following the above tips. Develop that strong love bond with her!