The cat-human relationship is a unique bond. The cat-human relationship is not the same as a dog-human bond and may be more difficult to develop. Cats are more independent than dogs which makes it more difficult to develop a strong relationship with them quickly. The cat-human relationship still has the ability to become extremely strong, though.
The cat and human relationship begins at about 2 weeks of age. Cats begin socializing at approximately two weeks of age. At this time, cats begin bonding with other cats, dogs and humans. A significant amount of exposure should be apparent throughout this time. How else can you build your cat and human relationship? Sit down with the kitten; relax with the kitten. Providing your cat with attention is key as a young kitten for a strong cat and human relationship. Learn more about proper care for kittens.
Each cat has her own personality. If adopting a cat, it is absolutely crucial that your personality matches well to her personality. The cat and human relationship depends upon this factor. Understanding a cat’s body language comes into play with the personality trait test. When in the adoption room with the cat, read his body language and evaluate how the body language is being portrayed. What is the cat attempting to tell you? Please remember it is completely normal if the cat does not fully mesh with you at first. Cats sometimes take time to feel fully comfortable and show you their true colors.
The cat can be just as bonded to their human counterpart as a dog is. The cat simply takes more time to develop that particular bond. Cats are more independent and solitary than dogs and as such, the wall they have built up is more difficult to break down. With the correct steps, the cat can become bonded and the cat and human relationship can be strengthened.
Are you curious about the special human-dog relationship too? Go here: Dog and Human Bonding.
Amber Johnson, Animal Behaviorist
Miss Amber Johnson has many years of experience with pets and is a licensed cat and dog nutrition and behavior specialist. She currently collaborates with PetPremium where she counsels clients in pet behavior and nutrition. The statements made in this article are the personal opinions of Miss Amber Johnson and based on independent experiences and could be different from the opinions of PetPremium Pet health Insurance or any other pet health insurance provider.