5 Ways To Stop Your Cat Behaviour Problems
Stop Your Cat Spraying In The House
A huge behaviour problem cat owners can face is scent spraying. This is usually only a cat behaviour problem with male cats once they reach sexual maturity. You will find your kitten didn’t do this. Cat spraying, although it is viewed by us as a behavioural problem, to a cat it is a very normal thing to do, they are simply marking their territory to other male cats. The smell of cat urine in this case can be unbearable, as the scent is a concentrated for of cat urine. One of the easiest methods to stop this is to have your cat neutered. Once your cat is neutered he will no longer feel the territorial urge and therefore stop spraying. If you are against neutering your cat you can also try leaving a bowl of food where your cat is spraying, as cats will not urinate where there is food. Either way this should stop this cat behaviour problem.
Stop your cat from being a fussy eater
Although being a fussy eater my not seem like a cat behaviour problem, it most certainly is. If your cat has become fussy through eating human food or a certain type of food and refuses to eat anything else then it will not be getting the proper nutrients that it requires. This leads to bad tempered cats, with all manner of health problems. A good way to rectify this cat behaviour problem is to start by mixing a little of the food is has become use to with normal cat food, and then gradually increase the cat food and reduce the other food. Eventually you will have your cat eating normal cat food again and this bad behaviour will have stopped.
Stop your cat from scratching the furniture
This is an awful cat behaviour problem that starts from a very young age. If you can, stop this problem as soon as it starts. You will need to purchase a scratching post for your cat, these can be found in all good pet stores. Every time your cat goes to scratch the furniture take the cat to the scratching post and place its claws on the twine, your cat will soon get the idea and the scratching will take place on the post and not your furniture.
Stop you cat from fighting
If your cat is fighting, it is normally a territorial behaviour. Although this is deemed to be a bad behaviour by us, for cats it is normal and they are just protecting their territory. There are only really two way you can stop this, the first is to neuter your cat, where by the cat will no longer feel the need to exert its territorial rights, or to keep your cat in. This is a choice that should be made caringly by the owner.
Stop your cat from howling
This bad cat behaviour is normally performed by female cats on heat. They howl to attract the attention of the other cats in the neighbour hood. You cannot stop this bad behaviour with out neutering your female cat, although you can try to ease the suffering of your neighbours of you don’t wish to neuter your cat, by keeping the cat indoors during the time when she is on heat.