Question by seriously2sweet4u: What is the cause of this cat behavior and how may I correct it?
My 20 month old cat has started some new behaviors. Whenever he can tell that you’re about to go out the door he gets in front of you and makes it almost impossible for you to get out without him bolting out, it’s even worse when you’re coming home and trying to get inside. He’s scratch at the door and cry really loud at it as well, wanting to get out. ( He normally isn’t a talker or cryer.) He used to like windows but now he’s obsessed with ALWAYS sitting and wathcing. This is all NEW behavior within the last couple of weeks, what could be causing it and how may I correct it? He’s an INDOOR only cat and we live in an apartment complex and need to keep it that way. I don’t understand where his urge is coming from, we have two other cats and they’ve never and still are not demonstrating behavior like this.
He does not miss us because he does it while we’re home and he is neutured.
Answer by danl747
Is he trying to escape or is he trying to block you from going out the door? The escape urge is probably just natural curiosity. He’s seen the apartment and now wants to see the world beyond. Somehow, what you describe sounds more like he misses you when you are gone. He knows the signs of you leaving so he trys to prevent that. And when you return he’s excited so he greats you at the door. I have one like that myself. He sometimes trys to get out but for the most part it’s either “DON’T GO” or “I’m happy you are back.”
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