Cat freaking out
(Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada)
Cat in a Baby Crib
My cat is freaking out and it is scaring us. I have a 2-year-old tabby that has been fixed since he was six months old. He sometimes acts like he's scared of life. He always wants to be on my bed and sleep with me, which is fine.
When he comes up on the bed it is like he is scared. He crouches down and his eyes open really wide and he acts very sketchy. He has always been welcome on my bed. Sometimes he sits on my bed looking up into an empty corner of the room, his tail is going back and forth like crazy and he has his ears pinned back.
He sits doing this for up to 30 minutes and a few times even longer. He only acts like this in my bedroom. He has always been a very loving little guy; he loves affection and has a need to be loved often.
Last night my daughter found him in her baby's crib, when she tried to pick him up he completely freaked out and kept batting at her with his paws, nails out, he was also making a weird sound we never heard before.
My daughter’s room is down in the basement; this cat hates the basement and never goes down there. This behavior is scaring us. We are thinking there is something wrong with his brain or our house. We have other cats and he plays and has a great time with them. I hope someone can help. Thank you to all the cat people out there.
Voted as the top answer: Why cats and changes don't go together.
Something in your household has changed? Maybe you got some new furniture or moved the old stuff around? Maybe you started using different kinds of ingredients to cook with? Cats are very much creatures of habit and can get really stressed out when any little thing is different.
On the other hand, you might just have a kooky cat. My cat is really weird. Sometimes she's completely wired and will jump up on the couch (I sleep on the couch) and get really close to my face with her eyes wide and pupils dilated.
Sometimes she stares at the wall for a long time. After several times of doing that, I finally saw what she was looking at; I had a tiny imperfection in my paint and she wanted to get that tiny imperfection more than anything, but she couldn't so she'd get agitated.
To the ghost person that commented. I would have moved out too!