For the past 2 and a half years, I have had my bedroom door closed at all times. Suddenly a few days ago my cat (who has never liked being in my room) wants to be in here with me at all times He won't stop meowing until I open the door. Why is he suddenly doing this?

Answer

This behavior can possibly mean that something has frightened him when you were not home. Being in the room with you when you are home can be comforting to him. If you really want your cat to remain out of your room, make sure he has items that are specifically for him. Make sure there are plenty of comfy spots and be sure he can see out the window from one of them. Be sure he can climb, run, jump and scratch all day long (or all night long depending upon his preference). Setting a motion activated horn at the door can startle him enough to change his mind about being in there. Also, try feeding him just before bed, then he will eat, clean, and then sleep.

Updated on July 5, 2018

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What Is Your Cat Really Trying to Tell You?
By Cheryl Simonds

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