It’s not that common for a grown cat to act like a kitten, but then some adult cats act like kittens. It depends on the feline’s personality, just like some people never grow up.
I had a grown cat named Angel who had acted like a kitten. When he was five years old, he’d leapt in the air and clapped his front paws, looking just like a huge kitten. It was funny, especially because he was a huge cat.
He had also reminded me of a kitten because of the fascination he showed with toys, insects, and other moving targets. They way he’d stared at them like they were the eighth wonder of the world, with huge pupils. It was comical.
It’s probably more likely for a hyper cat to act like a kitten. My Angel was very hyper. He’d run through the house and knock things down, and he used to scratch and bite me playfully, the way grown cats do, but kittens do more often.
Angel had calmed down when he’d turned seven and had started sleeping much more and playing much less.
My Hazelnut still sounds a bit like a kitten when she mews.
But none of my grown cats had ever climbed on me, like Hazelnut did when she was five weeks old. They’d never sat on my shoulder or head like she did. It’s also kittens who usually bring home trash, and Hazelnut has pretty much stopped doing it.
Some cats owners wish their older cats won’t act like kittens, because they’re tired of the toilet paper all over the house, the house looking like after a tornado, and being scratched and bitten all the time. Not to mention their kitten climbing on their head and shoulders when they’re in front of the computer surfing through the net or trying to get work done.
However, I kind of miss it.
Do your cats act like kittens?
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