Cat’s destructive behavior. Most cats are not intentionally destructive. However, some of them seem to have the capability to destroy everything in a house! Why and how to prevent your cat from destroying everything.
Whether your cat is naturally destructive or just bored, his behavior can be stopped. You can use some strategies and techniques to stop kitty cat from destroying your home.
Types of destructive behavior
Often, what we think is destructive behavior is just a cat being a cat. It might be little more than kitty “spoiling” your furniture or chewing on plants.
Sometimes, cats will begin to chew like dogs. Kitty will gnaw on the corners of the carpet, the feet of the coffee table even your shoes. You cat might even try to munch on the mobile phone left on the table. Chewing is potentially dangerous for your cat. Kitty can swallow pieces of objects that can hurt him or block his intestinal system.
Occasionally, male cats will adopt a behavior known as the “spray”. This is difficult to control once the habit is set. This marking will come more often on your favorite chair, your sofa or your bed. The spray is a fine jet of urine.
Why are some cats destructive?
You will immediately notice your cat’ s body language when he spayed. His tail will be directed right to the top and will swing or vibrate in a very recognizable movement.
Some cats, often those who are purebred and cross Siamese or Persian, adopt a behavior of cause. This may result from having been weaned too early. Cats who do this are usually very quiet and well-adjusted, except for this.
Cats who adopt a habit of chewing will usually find a favorite object to indulge in their habit. It comes most often from the end of a mat or a pillow that they will hold in their mouth as if they were trying to suckle. The only damage that will result will be wet at the end of the investment object!
What are the causes of a cat’s destructive behavior?
As we just mentioned, the majority of the cat behaviors are natural and normal. Your cat does not know that this is unacceptable in your home! Occasionally, cats chew or lick a particular object or plant because they have a nutritional deficiency.
If your cat looks healthy and eats dry food for cats or other good quality food the problem might lay elsewhere. To check for any health problem, bring your cat to your vet. Your vet will give him a blood test to detect a possible deficiency or imbalance.
Cats that attack your plants, furniture, etc. probably feel bored and are looking for something fun to do. Buy or make your cat some toys to keep him busy and stimulated. Your cat can play with balls, stuffed mice, and other toys when he is left alone. Another solution to kitty angst is to find him a companion animal such as a dog who likes cats or another cat.
Cats who weren’t fixed when they were younger will have more difficult behavioral problems. Spraying is almost always avoided by early castration in males.
The best time to fix a cat is between the third and sixth month. Even males castrated up until the ninth month usually do not develop this behavior. Beyond that period, they persist in their behavior of spray.
Habitual behaviors of non castrated males include aggression and fight for the territory, which can increase their risks of injury or disease.
Keeping your cat happy
Keeping your kitty cat happy is not that difficult. Spend a few moments to groom him, feed him and play with him. Make sure he has human or animal companionship when you are not here if kitty has separation anxiety. This will go a long way to stop cat’s destructive behavior.
Most cats are comfortable being alone during the day and accept that you have to leave the house. Looking outside, sitting on the edge of a window or a patio door, can help keep them busy.
To keep your cat happy, make sure that he has a clean litter box, toys, food, and water when you’re not there.
Cats that explore the pantry and closets are more often looking for a little extra food. By leaving food and water available easily accessible it is less likely that they will raid your cupboards.
Games for cats in the form of towers or other, with scratcher poles, bins, and cat condos are also a good way to provide exercise in a controlled space.
This can also stop kitty from scratching the furniture or digging up your plants. Add a few stones in your pots might help prevent these generally attacks vegetation of your home!
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