The question I get asked the most is why do cats do things they know are wrong?
Let’s face it, cats are very unpredictable and they’re not always great at following the rules. So, why do they do what they do?
It turns out that we’ve only scratched the surface when it comes to learning about cats and why they do certain things.
In fact, there is more to it than that.
But before we delve into the reasons why cats do things they know are wrong, let’s start by talking about how they learn.
How Do Cats Learn?
First of all, cats are born with a basic set of skills. They’re pretty smart and they can communicate pretty well.
They’re also pretty independent and curious. They don’t need a lot of guidance to learn most things.
And it doesn’t take them long to figure out what they want.
If you’re worried about your cat learning how to climb on the kitchen table, don’t be.
The truth is, your cat already knows how to do this.
What she doesn’t know is how to use her paws to climb up onto the table.
So when she starts to explore the table, she doesn’t know what to do with her paws. She ends up scratching at the table and ends up making a mess of the floor.
But then she learns that she can get something from the table by jumping up on it.
But it takes a while before your cat learns that you like to eat with a knife and fork, so she still tries to stick her paw in your soup.
That’s because she thinks she’s just following a natural instinct.
She also thinks that she’s doing what cats are supposed to do, which is to chase mice and birds.
And if she doesn’t understand why you don’t like it, she’ll keep doing it.
Why Do Cats Do Things They Know Are Wrong?
We’ve talked about why cats learn to do certain things. Now let’s talk about why they do the things they do.
Cats are pretty curious creatures. And when they’re young, it’s natural for them to explore. But sometimes their curiosity takes them too far.
They’ll find out that a certain place is off-limits. But instead of leaving it alone, they’ll try to go there anyway.
It’s not that they don’t realize they’re not supposed to be in there. They know that it’s not a good idea.
But they still want to play in that new area they found. So they just keep trying until they get caught.
And then they cry and whine about why they were wrong.
They might even get an angry look from you and make the mistake of doing it again.
The truth is, are creatures who like to play and explore. So when you try and discipline them, it’s like telling them not to play.
And when you do this, you end up with a frustrated cat who is too confused to learn anything.
My name is Ben and I am a cat lover. I’m not a professional writer or a doctor or an expert of any kind on anything. But I am a guy who likes to share what little knowledge and experience I have with others.