Why do cats become clingy? This question can be described as one of the most annoying behavior problems.
The answer is because they want to be loved and understood!
It is known that all social animals such as dogs, horses, etc. become attached to other creatures in their own way; it’s an instinct. However, cats seem to be an exception since they tend to isolate themselves from human society and family life by using the house as their personal property. When we see our feline pets showing clingy behaviors like following us every time we enter or exit the house, sleeping on our beds and occupying our desks at home/office, climbing up on the table when we are having lunch/dinner. Cats show these behaviors to express love and affection; they believe that they are part of the family.
Cats become attached to their owners as well as other pets in the house like dogs, rabbits, etc. because they live with them always and know each other’s behavior. Cats also prefer people who feed them regularly and understand their needs; this makes them attached to us more than ever! However, we should not accept these behaviors since it will make cats demand attention from us whenever they want and lead to a lack of freedom which is very unhealthy for them. They lose their natural ability to be independent which leads to depression or even illness if not tackled immediately.
How can you avoid clingy cats?
To avoid these problems take your cat out for walks so that it can get some time away from home. Let your cat explore its surroundings to make it understand that not everything is in the house, there are things beyond your home too which you should be aware of!
Cats also become more attached when they are neglected by their owners because it makes them believe that whatever they have is all theirs and shouldn’t bother about anything else. They think that others don’t need them so why to bother about other creatures!
Therefore if you want to avoid clingy cats then spend quality time with them outside or when you are at home try to do something which will take their mind away from us for a while like watching TV or reading books etc. Make sure you respond quickly whenever they call out to you; this teaches them that you are there for them and they can come to you whenever they want.
I hope this article provides enough information about why do cats become clingy and how can we avoid it!