(Closed) Cat’s behavior is out of control today. Help!

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
415 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It’s hard to say, but make sure you keep a close eye on her.  A change in behavior can signal a health problem, so see if there’s anything else weird – is she eating a normal amount?  Drinking water?  How are her contributions to the litter box looking?  Does she feel hot on her nose or paw pads?  Are her eyes clear?

As long as everything else seems fine, she may just be registering displeasure.  Cats are great at throwing tantrums, since they don’t have opposable thumbs.  Did you change food?  Strangers around?  Things moved?  Kitty litter dirty?  Favorite closet closed?  Who knows, translating is tough!  I find when I take a few steps in different directions, sometimes they walk with me when I’m getting warm.  Sounds ridiculous, I know!

Probably she’s just bored and entertaining herself, lol.

Post # 5
637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

It could be anything. Some cats like to drink from “moving water” so maybe she was just tapping her bowl to move the water around. My cats do that. Sometimes it helps if you buy them one of those little drinking fountains. Cats are naturally curious, so if they can get into a cupboard and play with things or move them around, they will-just because. Sometimes they do things because they want your attention of they act out because you haven’t paid attention to them. For example, the last time I went on a business trip, I came back to a very (more than usual) messy litterbox area. My younger cat was probably acting out because he was bored-since I was not there to play with him and pet him. He did that for about a week, then he calmed down. I was going on a lot of business trips at that time, so I think he calmed down once he realized I was sticking around. Make sure your cats have fun, enriching toys and games for when you’re not there. I’ve had my older cat for 12-13 years and my younger cat about 6 years, so I feel like I’ve seen it all with them! 

Post # 6
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Sometimes my little cat just goes bananas and runs around like nuts, knocks things over, tries to get into drawers, etc. She’s just over 2, and I think she’s just mischevious. It’s like happy kitten juice gets into her every now and then 😉 If her litter box habits are normal and she’s not lethargic or cranky, she’s likely just being a cheeky monkey and looking for attention.

Post # 7
2607 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m definitely thinking boredom or just a bad case of the Zoomies!  If it last more than a day or two, I would be concerned, but it’s likely just excess energy she’s burning off.  Play with her a bit and see if that helps.  Laser pointers are AWESOME because you can make them run all over the place and get rid of energy, while you sit on the sofa, (not sure how pregnant you are or anything, but it can be helpful when your body hurts or you’re not feeling well).  

Also, if you have a pet of any kind, I would recommend getting the nursery set up sooner rather than later, (again, not sure how far along you are), so the animals have more time to adjust to the changes.  Bringing home a baby is a big enough change for them, since you can’t sit them down and explain to them what’s going on, (think of how much easier things would be if it worked that way!), it’s best if you can space out the changes over a period of several months rather than hitting them all with it in the space of a couple weeks.

Post # 8
741 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

She’s young, bored, and a cat. I think that’s kinda it, lol. 

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