Question by Claire: is it possible for cats not to understand cat behavior?
I was sort of pressured into having my cat earlier than i would have liked because the person i had him off said they were going away for the weekend so i would have to have him. The day i took him home he was just 6 weeks, i was told he was eating solid food which i think was a lie. The person wasn’t leaving the country either just visiting a sister so she could of canceled it and it was all very last minute to me. If i was in the same position again i wouldn’t go along with it, for a couple of weeks he wasn’t using his litter box properly it took 2-3 weeks before he was which is lucky compared to other people situations i’ve read.
Anyway when i see him with other cats he is a bit silly, he likes hanging around with one in particular who doesn’t like him being around but puts up with him for a little bit until shes had enough (she quite old), My cats neutered by the way and she will walk off or run off when she had enough. The other day she was crouched down and was hissing as him and striking at him with her paw but not hurting him and my cat would do the same thing but not hissing and also not hurting her, the impression i got from my cat was that he thought she was playing. However there is a real tom cat who hangs around and he knows when to run when he sees him. Would being taken from his mother so early affect his understanding of cats and cat behavior. He is now 1 and 3/4 hes not very trusting of people except for me but loves being around other cats, is this normal? and the thing he doesn’t realize is there not so nice or playful for that matter. Will he change as he gets older and become more the loner and the one being grouchy with other cats?
To the person who said “he will always be a bit off” there is nothing wrong really with my cat, the only thing i would say is he’s just too nice, mainly around other cats who just aren’t so nice to him and he doesn’t realize it.
<3 my cat wasn't hissing back, and i know what hes thinking when he sees the tom cat because he legs it indoors. <3 I never said i wanted him to be grouchy i was wondering if i should expect his deminer to change as he gets older, and cats generly are more short tempered as they age aren't they? Best answer:
Answer by ladystang
probably always be a bit off.
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