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Human Behaviours That Cats Hate

Human Behaviours That Cats Hate

Having a cat is one of the best things in the world if you love pets. The opportunity to take care of your cat, educate it the way you want and also have someone there to help you go through harsh times is very helpful. But at the same time, we also need to realise that cats don’t really like everything when it comes to human behaviour. More often than we imagine…

Here are some examples to keep in mind.



Loud noises

You might like the idea of sharing loud noises but your cat certainly doesn’t like that. Cats have sensitive hearing, and thus any loud noise is very problematic for a cat. That’s why you want to avoid generating any loud noises when you are near your cat. Otherwise, it will be that kind of human behaviour your cat will hate you for, so try to take that into account and you will have a much better understanding in the end.

Car rides

Car rides are noisy, and cats themselves don’t like the strange smells and motion. Because of that, cats are prone to motion sickness so you shouldn’t take your cat in the car unless you absolutely have to. Sure, it might not be that bad for some cats, but most of them dislike car rides with passion, so keep that in mind.

Ignoring your cat

Yes, cats love attention, so the last thing you want to do is to ignore your cat in any way. At the end of the day, most cats will be very unhappy if you just ignore them. That doesn’t mean they want attention all the time, but they do need some attention from you, so you have to offer that. Avoid staying on the laptop or phone all day and instead pet your cat, it will make a huge difference.

Aggressive petting

Contrary to popular belief, most cats actually dislike being cuddled. They also don’t like aggressive petting. That’s why you need to be gentle because you want to ensure your cat won’t show any signs of bad behaviour. The more you focus on that, the easier it will be for you to take really good care of your pet.

Sudden changes

Cats are like humans in many ways, they are creatures of habit. So when you make sudden changes to their lifestyle, that can be a problem. You want to avoid doing sudden changes because that ends up disrupting their lifestyle and it leads to many other problems that can obviously be avoided.

Forcing any social interactions

Yes, cats aren’t really the most social pets out there. Forcing social interactions is definitely going to be an issue and one that you really need to tackle right away. Of course, there are obvious challenges that arise, and in the end, you just have to ensure you follow in the best interests of your pet.

Treating your cat like a small human

Your cat is not a small human, nor should you treat it like one. Of course, you might like dressing up your cat, offering it human food and so on. But few to no cats like that, if anything they mostly hate this type of situation. So you have to understand that and see that yes, cats do not always like human behaviours especially when you treat them like a human.


As you can see, there are many human behaviours that cats hate, so it’s very important to avoid those things as much as possible. Of course, there are problems that appear and sometimes we do end up overdoing things. But in the end, we have to understand cats and nurture them instead of doing something that’s not ok. With some trial and error, these things can pass, but we need to take care of, appreciate and respect cats for what they are. In some cases, we have to change our behaviour, even if it might seem hard to do!

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