Is Your Cat Quirky?

Cats are generally quirky and lazy.  Their personalities range just like a human, and their moods fluctuate just like one as well.  But does your cat’s attitude have something to do with his or her breed? 

Stereotypically, people associate pit bulls with a bit more of a temper than, say, a golden retriever.  Could this hold true for cats as well?Is there a comparison between Calico and Tabby cats in terms of their behaviour? Are Siamese cats as grouchy and snobby as they are portrayed in children’s fairy tales?  What about a black cat, are they the angriest cat of all?

Apparently, it has nothing to do with breed or color at all, it’s just ingrained in their personalities to be the angriest cats around.  According to sources, about 15% of cats become antisocial and would rather be admired from afar than to be petted or doted on.  This has nothing to do with breed or color, it’s just a general preference. 

Do You Think You Have The Angriest Cat?

If you are worried that you bought the angriest cat at the shelter due to constant hissing and a general aggravation that surrounds your little critter, give him some time!Do not start repentinting on your new buy so soon.  Let him get used to the family.  Cats are very sensitive creatures, and often, you just need to allow them time to adjust at their own pace.It is quite probable that your pet might hide in a corner and not even touch it’s food.  This doesn’t necessarily make him a one of the grouchiest, or angriest cats, it could just mean he’s a little shy, or maybe has a rough memory of what a family is like.  Remember, a lot of animals rescued from a pet shelter have been previously abused or ditched.  Your cat could have been a stray or an alley cat, making your “getting to know you” process a little more difficult.

What Do You Do?

A good rule of thumb for starting out on the right foot with the angriest cat in the batch, is to start slow.  Don’t force interaction, this will just cause him to become more distant.Allow your pet to get accostomed to the new ambience, slowly it will come out of shell and extend friendship to all the members of the family.This sort of cat behaviour might frustrate you initially, and you might conclude that you picked the angrieast cat of the lot, however it might not be true and this one might turn out to be the best one after it gets familiar with it’s home.  There are also products on the market to ease his introduction like Feliway, which is a spray that is advertised to help relax a cats nerves.  You may find that these types of products make your first few weeks of pet ownership a little more tolerable. 

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