My cat doesn`t like being picked up and held
(Montreal Quebec Canada)
I own 2 female cats ages age 3 and 2 years old, I have had them since they were both kittens. The younger one does not like being picked up and held because everytime we try to she meows and cries and wriggles around trying to get down, almost in a state of panic. She does sleep with us everynight and climbs onto my lap when I am sitting down but other than that she detests being picked up and held. Why is this?
Answer by KAte
The simple answer is just some cats don't like to be picked up. In fact my own cat is exactly the same. we have owned her for over 12 years and she has never got over he fact that when we try to pick her up she cries and wriggels to get away. she too loves to sleep on the bed and is affectionate in every other way.
I'm afraid you will just have to accept that she does not like it. Cats don't like to be confined and being picked up can feel like that. Make sure when you do pick her up that you support her bottom, this may help her feel less scared.
best wishes Kate
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