Cats have a reputation for being distrustful, independent and suspicious, but having one at home has many benefits. Yes, many cats are very affectionate with their family but they are not with strangers, and there are even cases in which the cat does not show affection with their owners either. Some cats are just more aloof than others.
What to do to make them more sociable? Many behaviors can be changed with certain teachings, especially from a young age, and also with tricks, with the aim of preventing mistrust.
Increasingly and thanks to their domestication, cats are more affectionate and sociable. In your case, the first nine weeks of life and the stimulation you receive during that time are essential, since they will determine your life in the future. So says Mireia Berenguer, specialist in feline behavior by the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) and dog educator in Kireba.
“The early socialization It is the most important thing and the best way to prevent a cat (or any other pet) from being distrustful and lonely”, explains veterinarian Ángel González, a veterinarian based in Zamora.
That is why we offer you the best teachings and tips to make your cat more sociable:
- Teach him from a young age to behave, especially after three months.
- It is important bring the feline together as a child with other humans and animals. The socialization and awareness of the cat is essential so that it has a positive relationship with the beings that it will share life with in the future so that it is kind and affectionate with all members: adults, children or other animals.
- Give prizes and food. It is recommended that I eat not once a day, but several, a way to get closer to him. And said prizes or food in the presence of strangers is a positive action to make them feel more comfortable.
- Must pay attention frequently. How? Playing and talking with him, use affectionate words towards him, from time to time give him treats, caresses, gently comb his hair, among other recommendations. All without him feeling overwhelmed, since you have to respect his space.
- Everything that has to do with stimuli and games, It always helps the feline to be more sociable, to develop its intelligence and to form bonds.
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