How and why do cats pick a favorite person? You know how a cat can pick one family member as their favorite human, follow them around and sit on their lap. Sometimes the cat will want to sit on their favorite human’s lap and no one else’s. How do cats pick their favorite human?
Whoever pays more attention to them
Some people are just cat-crazy (like me). They’ll let the cat sit on their lap and pet them for hours. And then some humans won’t let a cat sit on their lap because it limits their movement, stops them from walking around doing their thing. They may pet the cat on the head once and walk away.
Liking the same things
A playful cat likes an owner who plays, who dangles a shoestring or throws a ball or a toy mouse.
Sometimes that’s how cat pick their favorite humans, by their scent. They may favor one human’s scent better than others.
Forming a relationship in kittenhood
Sometimes that’s why cat pick a favorite person, because this person have taken care of them since their eyes opened for the first time, while the rest of the humans in the household have met them when they were grown.
Or maybe they’ve been there, but they didn’t take care of the orphaned kitten so much. Maybe they were too young, or too busy, or just didn’t want to be bothered. Either way, the person who’d taken care of the kitten looks like a parental figure in the feline’s eyes.
A non-threatening human
Cats are scared of noise and sudden movements. Sometimes that’s just how a cat chooses their favorite humans – those whom they feel safe with, the quiet humans who don’t sing their hearts out with the radio or yell to another family member out in the yard, who don’t play ball in the house, vacuum, or screech at the top of their lungs when their favorite football team wins.
Being good with cats
If a human is cat-wise, it can help the cat choose it as its favorite human. Blinking slowly,not making eye contact, letting the cat come to you. These things make a cat feel comfortable with a human, and therefor claim this human as their favorite.
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