What your cat is trying to tell you?
Strange cat behavior
Sometimes cats do things that are difficult for us - humans to understand. The cause of these behaviors is often related to instincts inherited from their wild ancestors.
Sitting in or on boxes
Cats seem to love to sit on or in boxes no matter where they are. When a cat explores the area, the only thing it is looking for is a potential hideout. Jumping and sliding into a box can harmonize with his instinct to find a safe space in a natural environment, in which he has the opportunity to observe the surroundings himself while remaining invisible.
Providing boxes and other similar space solutions that your cat can enter is an inexpensive way to enrich your home environment. Try to hide toys in these places and always make sure that the surroundings are safe for your cat and that he can easily remove the toys from the box.
Sitting on electronic equipment
Cats may sit on or near electronic devices such as computers and microwaves because they are warm. He may also be interested in the image on the screen. The cat probably doesn't see exactly what we see, but the movement on the screen can attract the animal's natural curiosity. There are special tablet applications that allow your cat to play with catching prey. Another reason your cat sits in the center of the apartment may be that it is expecting your attention and interaction and is trying to distract you from the device. A good way to find out is to see if he spends the same amount of time on the device when you are not using it.
Running in the middle of the night
Since cats are nocturnal animals, it is only natural for them to be more active at night. Since we are often not at home during the day, they spend most of this time sleeping. You should increase your cat's activity levels throughout the day by providing him with engaging toys filled with food and by making it a habit to play with your cat before and after you leave the house. Before you go to bed, play with your cat to help it use up its energy so that it rests more at night. Changing the feeding time may also be helpful to provide your cat with more energy during the day with interactive toys rather than at night.
Some cats steal almost anything they get their paws on. If a cat attracts your attention by stealing an object - even in a negative way (the cat will be punished), it may strengthen its behavior because it will be a different form of play for the cat. If you think this is the case, try to provide your cat with something else, such as an interactive food dispenser in the form of a toy, toy, or better yet, set up a play plan with the cat. This can ease the feeling of boredom that causes him to think of alternative ways to get your attention.
Theft may also result from the need to examine various textures (fabrics, plastic bags, paper).
Your cat may need to chew on different textures and may seek stimulation in an environment that does not provide sufficient enrichment. Be careful, as some cats eat the food they eat, they can be seriously poisoned or damaged in the gastrointestinal tract.
Another possibility is that your cat is under stress and is stealing things that help her calm down. Behaviors such as wool-sucking, for example, have been observed in cats and are suspected to have a calming effect on them. However, they are always part of a behavioral disorder that, if too severe, poses a threat to the health of the animal. Therefore, it makes sense to consult a behaviorist. ,/ p>
If your cat takes things - such as socks - and carries them around, it could be a hunting instinct, and the sock replaces the victim who was killed and brought back. If you feel that this behavior is a compulsion for your cat, you should seek help from a cat behaviorist or veterinarian.
Train to Water
Many cats love water, although they don't react to it in the same way that dogs do. Cats prefer to approach the water on their own terms and often do not like it being forced into contact with it. When it comes to drinking water, cats are often more interested in running water or drops, as this is what they naturally come into contact with. Standing water in the bowl is less likely to draw their attention as they cannot smell or see the water in the bowl. If you are worried about whether your cat is properly hydrated, try to experiment with providing him with running water or dripping water, or significantly increase the surface of your cat's bowl. on the windowsill and preferably from another material (porcelain, ceramics, glass). Cats don't like the smell of certain materials. If he is reluctant to drink from his bowl, check if it is not caused by the material from which it was made, e.g. metal or plastic.