Last Updated on February 26, 2024 by Fumipets
Does Seeing Birds Make Cats Happy or Anxious?
If you have a cat, you’ve undoubtedly seen how much cats like gazing out windows and watching the birds sing in the trees. When a cat observes birds, he may be seeing himself as a predator. He just wants to capture the tiniest of things!
The chirping animals are frequently seen as easy prey by our fluffy companions. When you see a cat staring attentively out the window, he’s probably seen a bird he really, really wants to catch — except that he’s inside and may not be able to go outdoors easily. In cats, this is a normal and instinctive habit.
When observing birds, you may notice that cats produce a strange sound that sounds akin to “chattering.” The quiet sound may indicate anxiousness, as your cat is frustrated that he can’t get to the bird. Bird-watching may certainly cause cats to get nervous in this situation. When a cat catches a bird in the wild, he may kill it by biting its neck. The rattling sound may be a feline’s method of emulating that triumphant moment from the comfort of your own home.
When a cat is focused on birds, he may seem anxious due to his intense focus and interest. If you notice your child’s body is stiff and tight during bird-watching, it’s probably not because he’s disturbed by what he’s seeing, but because he’s enthralled by what he’s seeing. When cats are observing squirrels from afar, they display a comparable level of curiosity. Felines are fascinated by anything that moves quickly.
Bird watching may be a fun, engaging, and participatory activity for cats. Consider putting a bird feeder right outside your fluffball’s favourite comfy window perch if you want to promote this behaviour in your beloved pet. Your cat will be able to gaze out the window at all of the neighbourhood birds to his heart’s delight in this manner. If your cat doesn’t have access to a large window, try investing in a nature DVD or movie that shows birds up close and personal.