CHARACTER AND TEMPERAMENT OF THE CAT

The cat is one of the most common pets in the whole world.

However, we have the certainty that both those who own a feline, or who want one, and want it as a pet, are only partially informed about them and their way of living with humans.

They enjoy a really interesting personality and their independence makes many owners feel that they abandon them when they see that the night comes, as their gift leaves home and delves into the secrets of the city.

Aristocratic and sharp, hunters, affectionate and above all independent are some of the characteristics of cats. But we must not forget that, as in all races, there are different temperaments and that among them we must seek the closest to our way of living and being.

When we have already decided to have a pet of these or if you already have it at home, it is important to take into account a couple of considerations to relate to these felines that have multifaceted personalities and, of course, some tricks.

The personality of the cat

The cat is essentially an independent, curious, dormant animal of admirable physical prowess. Its characteristics of corporal flexibility and resistance make it a natural gymnast capable of performing countless pirouettes, jumps and climbs almost anywhere. But, without doubt, the main characteristic of these animals is their personality. To treat a cat you have to put it in its position, that is, think like a cat.

He wants his own space, which must be respected for an adequate coexistence. Do not forget that the cat is an independent being, very different from dogs, for example. However, how do cats see us? The answer is very simple, they see us as if we were their mother. You may notice it when it approaches with its tail rigidly lifted just as the puppies run towards their mother cat. He will claim when he is hungry, feels uncomfortable or simply requires his attention just as he did with his mother when he was little. In the development of this section we will give more information so that the coexistence with your cat is more and more pleasant and you can fully enjoy this formidable pet.

But to begin to know them better, we divide their character into four types:

The timid ones:

Usually, they stay at a certain distance for a good time and at the first meeting with you they will retire to your corner to observe from that place. The first contacts that you must establish with him should be very cautious, but once the ice breaks, he will become an animal very attached to “his”, although he will continue distrusting those he does not know.

It is important not to disappoint him, since it will be very difficult to recover his confidence again. It is good to spoil him, treat him with care and make him love slowly.

The extroverts:

These cats do not have a drop of fear in front of the presence of man. After a period of abstinence, you will approach cordially and let yourself be caressed. Do not be afraid if you find the best shelter in your arms. In general, they are active, curious and playful with children, as long as they do not take their tails and respect their long naps. Even if your behavior is open, a cat will never bear to be harassed. We recommend that it is he who approaches voluntarily to play or ask for affection, since with his personality it will not cost him to be indifferent.

The silent ones:

If you like calm and calm, you will feel closely linked to this type of cats. They are balanced and get along very well with their peers. This type of pussy takes time to interact with the man, but not because of fear, but because he likes to do everything calmly and without haste. They are ideal companions for trips, since they can spend hours and hours in their basket without meowing.

This type of feline never suffers from stress, because he seems not to shudder with anything, he does not retreat, but he likes to observe from his place. If you appreciate this difference of nuances, you will know who is ahead.

The capricious

It would be better to say that it is a sensitive and susceptible cat. Then he takes everything wrong and his “anger” can last for hours. And very careful that someone wants to take something he had seen before, because he has many tricks to make clear who is the one who carries the baton. It is not a cat for noisy people because it is nervous and terrifying. Although some scientists point out that colors could determine the character of these cats, a conclusion has not yet been reached. The best recommendation we can give you is just to observe, so that you learn from it and also assimilate the customs of your home.

Within the temperament you will find de facto all inheritable characteristics including your own adaptation that will depend on the age of the cat since if it is young it will take little time to adapt to the change of home and if you are going to have siblings. If the cat is already big, the adaptation is a little complicated because his character was already formed in the environment where it was developed and therefore it will be necessary to find the appropriate way to treat it. Within this class they are divided into: fearful cat: he has had bad experiences with man and may have fears that force him to hide constantly. Difficult Cat: A cat like this usually scratches and bites when you try to grab it. II: BEHAVIORO factor that integrates personality is the behavior that includes encounters with friends (other cats), marking, aggressiveness and survival. 9000 years ago, the relationship between man and cat began in the Middle East, very fluctuating, since in ancient Egypt was worshiped as a god and in the Middle Ages was persecuted as an ally of the devil. And there is something in the personality of the cat that disturbs the human species, which does not quite understand that enigmatic companion with intense eyes, which maintains both distances … Cats are beings, control their emotions better than humans, they are more agile than dogs or any other domestic animal. Self-sufficient, controlled, independent, strong, silent, endowed with an exceptional physical structure, the strength of its members only deteriorates with age. However, we often do not understand it and this is because, unlike dogs, cats are much more mimetic and very different from their masters. For example, like humans, dogs are gregarious animals, which depend on the company of their type. We have both developed a host body language: humans smile and greet; the dogs tremble, they drop their ears and move their tails. But cats have a different behavior, still in an evolutionary process, from the scenario of solitary hunters to sociable species. They joined the species later than any other pet species and suddenly, during this century, they have become popular to the point that it is estimated that there are more than 200 million in the world, which makes them the most of the celebrations of history.

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Autor: Maria Mella

Clinical Psychologist *Activist Peta UK *Animals Rights *Vegan

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