(Closed) Cat scared of her own reflection?

posted 9 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My cat’s never been scared of his reflection, he’s kind of obsessed with looking at his reflection. He’s pretty vain 😉

Does she not get along with other cats? I’m guessing maybe she thinks it’s another cat and is defending herself/her territory.

Post # 4
1574 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

It’s actually quite common.

Post # 5
3315 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Mine was terrified of her reflection at first, now she looks/meows at you in the mirror. So obviously she got over it.

ETA: I mean terrified. Huge, poofy, arched back and hissed at the “other cat” and anyone she saw in the mirror. It just took time.

Post # 6
451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Omg my cat does the same thing! Our new place has a coat closet when you first walk in with mirrored doors. She hisses and swats at herself.. its hilarious!

Post # 7
5089 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

LOL. My cat at one point was fascinated by the full length mirror that leans against the bedroom wall. She looked at herself in it, looked behind it, then, while looking at herself in it, stretched one paw behind the mirror to figure out where this other cat was.

I couldn’t figure out if that made her really smart or really dumb.

Post # 8
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Lol this is pretty normal, she’s a cat, so “reflection” is totally beyond her. She’ll probably get over it eventually when she figures out that cat is always there, but pets have no concept of what they look like so a lot of them think a reflection is another cat or dog

Post # 9
11231 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Haha yeah, this is pretty normal. My little one is scared of everything, but she loves the  full length mirror we have. She stares at it and paws at it like she has no idea what it is. 

Post # 11
887 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Lol!!! Our cats have not done that.

Post # 12
4693 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My cat isn’t scared of his reflection, but he always tries to play with “the cat in the fireplace.” It’s so funny to watch!

Post # 13
10844 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Try spraying hairspray on the doors, it dulls the reflections. It’s a movie/set dressing trick 🙂

Post # 14
191 posts
Blushing bee

My cat thinks her reflection is another cat friend! At night when she can see her reflection in the glass door she “talks” to her friend and runs at the glass, jumps, and “high fives” her “friend”! haha. She’s silly.

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