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Why is my female cat hiding?

Why is my female cat hiding?

Your cat will hide when there is something, or someone, nearby that is causing them concern. They may be frightened or just wary about something unfamiliar and might want to keep out of the way, just in case.

What are some preferred hiding spots for cats?

What are some preferred cat hiding spots? A common way cats hide is to box themselves in somewhere, like at the back corner of a closet. A couple of years ago, I was talking to John Bradshaw, a cat science expert and author of Cat Sense, about why cats seem to pick such boxed-in places as hiding spots.

Is it possible for a new cat to hide?

“For five sides out of six nobodies can get at you and you can keep an eye on the sixth one,” Bradshaw says. Newly adopted cats might hide. Photography © w-ings | E+ / Getty Images.

Why does my cat hide in the Treat Bag?

“Knowing your own cat’s habits will tell you whether the hiding is a physical problem or an emotional one,” says Tracie. If your cat usually reveals herself from her hiding place at the shake of the treat bag but starts to ignore the call, you might want to consider whether something is amiss.

What does it mean when Cat is hiding on TV?

Does cat hiding ever indicate something serious? Cat Behavior Revenge Pottying – Is it a thing? When pet talk show personality Tracie Hotchner appeared on the Martha Stewart Show, Martha Stewart brought her newly adopted cat to co-star in the segment.

Where do cats hide when they are stressed?

If you are not sure why your cat might be stressed, seek the help of a professional. In the meantime, allow your cat safe hiding places like under the bed or in a closet. Cats feel less stress when they are able to hide or can perch in high places.

What should I do if my cat is hiding on the floor?

Milani suggests longer-term visitors or new permanent residents rub themselves all over with a dry towel or washcloth. Then, leave the towel in the middle of the floor overnight and allow the cat to explore the scent on her own time and at her own speed.

Why do cats hide in upside down boxes?

Milani adds that cutting a cat-sized hole in an upside-down cardboard box is another great DIY safe space because the cat can face the opening and know nothing is coming up behind her. Hiding behavior in cats could signal an illness or serious medical condition, and owners need to pay attention when this behavior emerges and is out of the ordinary.