Cats’ tendency to climb on people

Do you ever feel like your cat sees you as nothing more than a giant climbing tree? Well, you’re not alone! Many cat owners experience their feline friends’ tendency to climb on people, whether it’s on their shoulders, backs, or laps. But why do cats do this, and is there anything you can do to prevent it or redirect this behavior?

Cats are natural climbers, with their ancestors being skilled tree-dwellers. Climbing on people may be a way for them to fulfill this instinctual behavior in a domestic setting. It can also be a sign of affection, as cats often seek out their favorite humans for comfort and security.

If you find your cat’s climbing habits a bit too much to handle, there are ways to redirect this behavior. Providing plenty of vertical space, such as cat trees or shelves, can give your cat an appropriate outlet for climbing. You can also use positive reinforcement to encourage them to climb on designated areas instead of on you.

Remember, your cat’s tendency to climb on people is a natural behavior, but with some understanding and training, you can help them find more suitable places to satisfy their climbing instincts. So, embrace your cat’s love for heights and give them the perfect climbing environment to keep both of you happy!

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