Very needy adopted cat?

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
1733 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Haruyou:  I wish my cat was needy and more affectionate! She’s very independant and never wants to cuddle or be touched. I’m kinda jealous! Lol

The only advice I have is maybe get him some interactive toys so you all don’t have to be the ones giving him attention 24/7? Maybe he’s just trying to thank you for taking him in. Sweet little kitty!

Post # 4
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

How long have you had him? He might calm down once he feels secure in your home!

Post # 6
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Awwwww my boy is like that too and I love it! I mean yah, sometimes he gets in the way when I’m trying to cook dinner or something but I’ve learned to do many things one handed 😉 

Post # 7
2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I love my needy cat!  Although it does make me feel bad that she get more attention than my boy cat, but sometimes if I try to pet him he is like “I said I would sit next to you, I didn’t say you could touch me!”

She usually climbs up on me for a 5-10 minute cuddle and then leaves, then repeat in an hour or so.  She can get really in my face in the morning (even after she has been fed!) so I will blow a puff of air in her face and that will make her leave me alone until I get up.

Post # 8
5877 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Haruyou:  Can you get him a kitty sibling? Maybe he can get affection from humans and cats

Post # 10
2150 posts
Buzzing bee

@Haruyou:  Do you have a picture of Stan you wouldn’t mind sharing?

Some cats are more needy/seek human attention more than others, I’m thinking if Maine Coons in particular.

My kitty is part Maine Coon and he is very vocal and loves to snuggle and seeks my attention often. He was even more needy when I brought him home from the shelter as a kitten. 

You’re kitty is probably just so happy he has a forever home, he wants to soak in every ounce of love he can!

Post # 11
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Maybe one of these? Hahahaha!

Post # 12
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@Haruyou:  I had cats growing up and they were always distant and only wanted affection on their own terms which was not very often. So imagine my surprise when FI and I adopted our kitties and found out how needy they are. They are both constantly up my butt and always want some sort of attention. I asked the lady who runs the rescue I got my second kitty from and she said thats common of rescue kitties. I solved the problem by buying them some automatic toys that keep them entertained for me!

Post # 14
575 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

It takes cats about three to four months to settle into a new place, generally, so that might be some of it.  My folks have had really great success with the Feliway diffusers, they put out calming cat pheremones that make their neurotic foster cat much calmer and much less demanding.  So that might be an option for you.  He might be anxious and that’s why he needs constant reassurance from you.

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