How do cats pick a favorite person

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.

Smell

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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7 thoughts on “How do cats pick a favorite person

  1. Our cat defintely favours my son. That is because she has slept on his bed with him since she arrived on our doorstep as a tiny six week old kitten, nine years ago. Her favourite out of our four dogs, is the one she shared the bed with. We got him when she was about four months old.

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  2. Our cat defintely favours my son. That is because she has slept on his bed with him since she arrived on our doorstep as a tiny six week old kitten, nine years ago. Her favourite out of our four dogs, is the one she shared the bed with. We got him when she was about four months old.

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    1. My Hazelnut was five weeks old when I found her under a bush, sick and abandoned. Raising a kitten and watching it learn to climb and leap is so much fun. But my Amiga is much more affectionate, although she’d leapt into my life as a grown cat, having spend her kittenhood on the streets.

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    1. Thanks. I love the weekend and look forward to it all week. Time for leisure walks in parks and spending quality time with my cats.

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  3. I have also seen the opposite. People who don’t like or afraid of cats sometimes seem to attract a cat to them. Perhaps they are just trying to say it’s OK to like me. I’m really very friendly and want to get to know you.

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    1. Cats do go to people who don’t like them sometimes because these people are less intimidating to a cat. They don’t run to the cat, say how cute she is in a loud, excited voice, and start petting it. When people are afraid or uninterested, the cat feels safer.

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