Stalking the Owner
Our Bengal has been stalking my wife lately, and actually attacking her. We don't know what caused this, but it has been going on now for the past month. We have had our cat for over 3yrs and this has never happened before. The only thing we can think of is that she used to be outside, but since a recent injury we have kept her inside the past 6 months. Do you have any ideas on what is causing this and how we can change this behavior?
Answer by Kate
I think you have hit the nail on the head. the changes in your cats world recently i.e. the injury and the change in environment has affected your cat and in this case she is taking her boredom/ aggression/fear etc ouit by keeping herself entertained by simulation hunting behavior and if nothing else is moving round the home then your wife is the perfect target.
Your wife shouldn't take it persoannly it is not her but the fact that she is probably the only target around for your cat. It shoes that your cat must have enjoyed hunting behavior when they were outside and they miss it.
the only answer would be to either let your cat out for a while if possible from time to time or to enrich their inside environment with climbing trees and toys. Please read my page here under cat care called indoor cats for some ideas.
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