Pets, like people, can get bored. And if a pet can find a lot of entertainment in nature, in a cramped flat it has nothing to do but to improve its mood in not quite acceptable ways.
Begins to hooliganise for no reason
Such behavioural abnormalities often only make the owner angry. Torn wallpaper and furniture, curtains and carpets with snags, overturned flower and earth scattered on the floor, broken vase - signs of ordinary boredom in the pet.
Street cats are constantly busy searching for food or a partner, and in the process they have to overcome various obstacles, hide in case of danger, fight with rivals. The domestic animal, in order to make up for the lack of such adventures, begins to get outrageous and entertain themselves in all available ways.
All the time eats, although not hungry
Crusades to the kitchen - a common occupation for a bored pet. Thus the cat tries to relieve stress by simply snacking on yummy treats, as most people do. As a result, an inattentive owner can overfeed the pet, leading to inevitable overweight and obesity problems. If the cat spends most of its time at food bowls, it should be fed often and in small portions.
Meowing for no reason
Constant cat yelps may not be a sign of sexual desire, as many owners believe. The cat is trying to show that it is bored and lacks attention.
However, it may also be a sign of pain due to a sudden ailment. Therefore, just in case, the pet should be seen by a veterinarian.
Pestering the owner
If the cat follows you around and looks appealingly into your eyes, he is probably just trying to tell you that the owner does not give him enough time. At the same time, the animal can throw under the feet, caress, raise his tail vertically upwards, interfere with doing things.
You should not drive him away, so as not to aggravate the stress. You can pet the pet, talk to it, put it on your lap to establish contact and increase trust.
Showing signs of stress
Compulsive licking, reaching fanaticism, is also considered a sign of boredom in the animal. And cleanliness has nothing to do with it. Licking his coat, the cat is trying to relieve the feeling of anxiety from the fact that he can not find a suitable occupation for himself. In neglected cases, the animal begins to pull out wisps of fur and swallow them, which as a result leads to dire consequences.
Take care of your pet's leisure time
Play for representatives of the feline family means physical exercise, coordination and social skills. It also reduces stress and anxiety in the cat. It is especially important to play with animals that do not have access to the outdoors. And with this perfectly cope with toys for the cat.
About how to properly play with a pet, we will talk in the next article.