Cat napper!

by BC
(Lexington KY)

Why does my male neutered cat walk around my house "rrrrrrrowing" and stealing socks, stuffed animals, toys, etc. He does not go outside. He just started this in the last year and will do it at all hours of the day and night... It makes me crazy to find shirts, towels, socks (clean or dirty- he has no preference) toys, etc scattered around the house... The entire time he does it, he is grrrrr-owing" (a cross between a purr and meow) but REALLY LOUD!

Any idea why he is doing this? He has two other cat buddies in the house- both female. He is also VERY attached to my black lab and is often caught cuddled up with Ruby snoozing... Any feedback would be good.


Answer by KAte
Hi, my cats do this when they are playing hunt the prey. the noise they are making is to warn off other animals to stay away from their prey. My two do this all the time when they are playing with their toy mice. It is completely normal and is not something to worry about, it is also something you will not be able to stop.

It does sound to me like your cat may be under stimulated if he is using everyday objects to distract him. It could be a good time to invest in some new distraction toys for them all. Please see my page about his here i also have some pages which will give you some ideas on the different toys available.

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best wishes Kate

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