As we all know, our feline friends tend to play things a little cool and haughty, reading its emotion is no easy work. It will be rubbing itself on your legs for a minute and gone the next. If cats were humans, their appreciation in subtleties will definitely make them great artists and writers. But as you get to know them a little bit more, you’ll find out that, under their supercilious façade, lies a heart of playfulness. You just need to find the correct signs for it, and we’ll show you all of it in this article.
Your cat is extra-needy
Has your cat ever meow at you non-stop? Pawing or rubbing at your leg? Lying itself across your keyboard? All of these are signs that cats are trying to get your attention.
Although this "needy" behavior can be annoying, there's a reason it's being so persistent-cats need engaging, interactive, energetic plays. As lovely as a nap on the windowsill may be, it doesn't make for a very interesting day. The living environment of an indoor cat is rather dull as it lacks the life and entertainment that an outdoor cat can experience, it is up to us to make up for this loss, and enrich their lives with a better catmosphere.
So next time, when your cats are needy again, throw them a toy or play with them for a few minutes using a teaser. If you really don’t have time, give them an electric dodgeball to play by themselves.
To create a more stimulating environment, consider spicing things up with cat tunnels, a cat tree, and cat perches. Not only will your kitty appreciate it, but you may be able to read or surf the web in peace.
Cats that lacks attention may be extra ‘needy’, but at the other end of the spectrum, lies cats giving the cold-shoulders.
Owners shouldn’t be forcing the cats to play, it may had its fill for the day, or maybe craving some alone time. To get it to come around, treat it to something special, like a catnip tuned chaser.
The cat is packing on the pounds
Some owners tend to distract a cat with food, this way, not only do the cat have something to do, the owner also don’t get annoyed. This may look like a win-win, but as time goes on, when the cat is bored, it will stop going to the owner, but going to eat instead.
If this happens, the owner should consult with the veterinarian to find a more appropriate diet for your overweight friend and see if there are any underlying medical conditions.
Scratching your furniture
There's nothing more deadly to a couch than a cat with too much energy. Skimp on the play sessions, and your furniture may suffer.
Even the most deluxe car toys are far cheaper than replacing your furniture. Buy your cats a variety of playthings such as furry mice, teasers, chasers, catnips, etc. Give it a scratch post that are more durable than your sofa, all of these should be able save your furniture from the claws of your cat, and give them ways to release their bottled-up energy.
Pouncing at your ankles
The ancestors of your cat spend most of their time hunting for food, even at their current cute and furry form, it is still engraved within their gene.
A cat who can’t entertain his inner predator will find something to hunt, whether if it’s your ankles, your friends or a toy. To appeal to his wild side, stock up on feather toys that look and move like birds or mice. Playing keep-away is fun, but be sure to let your cat catch his "prey" once in a while.