Before taking an animal into the house, you need to familiarize yourself with its psychology. Of course, each animal (like man) is individual. Each has its own character, even those born in the same litter. The situation is even more complicated when it is planned to increase the number of favorite four-legged friends (maybe you even want to make a feathered one). Today we’ll talk about the psychology of cats.
Psychology of domestic cats
Despite the fact that cats in the wild live in packs or in pride, they can not always find a common language with other animals. Agree, much more time home purr spends in splendid isolation, watching the world around her. Only in some cases purring creatures "unite" with relatives.
Based on this, we can conclude that the cat can get along with other purrs. But usually it takes a lot of time. After all, the struggle for territory can begin (especially between males, and if they are not neutered, then slaughter is provided). Cats can fight for the owner’s attention, for a place on the couch, but for anything. There are breeds whose representatives can be aggressive with everyone who is trying to contact them.
However, one should not forget about very cute cats who are ready to get along with anyone, if only they had a roof over their heads, food and affection. There are absolutely indifferent cats that seem to be detached from the outside world. They do not care who else lives in the house with them. Even if they run around them, they will not move their mustache. But such indifferent animals are extremely rare.
Before you start a second pet (or bring a new cat to your existing resident), you need to study the nature of the purr. See how she reacts to you, how she behaves in the house, if there are any “royal ways” (all mine and mine alone), if there are any conflicts. If your mustachioed meow is aggressive, then there can be no talk of any “cohabitation” with another animal. Everyone will suffer. Including you and your apartment (during the massacre they will smash it to pieces, and animals will also begin to mark every centimeter of the area).
Relations between cats and dogs: how do they get along?
Cats and other animals can get along. Despite the well-known proverb about the life of cats and dogs together, there are many cases in history when these two creatures lived so amicably that they could be envied. They eat from one bowl, sleep together, play with each other. But to have such a relationship, you will have to show patience. In the beginning there can be fights or fear of each other.
If you really want to have a cat and a dog, then it is better to take them at the same time and small. So they will grow together and will perceive each other as a member of the same pack, where you are the leader. When trying to make friends of two adult animals, conflicts are rarely avoided.
A lot depends on the nature of the cat, and other animals, the character is worth considering. If at least one of the pet animals is too temperamental, problems can not be avoided.
You need to introduce animals gradually, from afar. It is desirable that one person keep the dog (it’s better to put on a muzzle so that the dog doesn’t make an am cat), and the cat another (it would be nice to wrap it in a thick towel or blanket so that the scratch does not injure you). At first, you will have to watch the animals, settle in different rooms, feed separately. Over time, the pets sniff each other, perhaps make friends. Although no one will give you a guarantee. After all, even if a cat and another young animal have a good disposition, four-legged friends can dislike each other and vice versa, two evil ones will “create a gang” and keep the whole house in fear for a couple.
Cats and rodents
Here is another story. In nature, cats who catch? That's right, little rodents.
Even if your cat and her relatives did not have the experience of hunting mice or rats, the hunting instinct will still wake up. It may not eat the hamster, but it can sit for a long time near the cage. Often with a paw they try to touch the unfortunate rodent.
A cat can have fun doing it, but for a small animal it is a huge stress. And if the rodent does not die of fear (what is that heart there? How long can it pound in the chest), then it will not live long. If you want your cat to have a happy life and other animals live long and calmly, put the cage with the rodent away from cat's eyes and paws. And don't let the purr go up to the little "victim."
Cats and feathered pets
Now he will discuss the tandem of "cat and bird." This is a separate story. Especially if the bird has the ability to fly around the house. Here, cats and other animals (in this case, birds) organize real shows with chases, jumps, the results of which may turn out to be deplorable, where we need help in treating birds or in the worst case nothing is needed at all.
Although it happens that the cat is completely indifferent to the tweeting pet. Somehow, it turns out they are friends, well, or at least not notice each other: they eat from one bowl, the bird can clean the hair with a mustachioed meow. Typically, such cats are indifferent to cats that are accustomed to living in addition to cats and other animals. Maybe the owners often bring new little animals, so the "roommates" do not cause any emotions.
Or old cats are no longer interested in what is happening around. Often neutered / sterilized by anyone other than themselves, they "do not admire" and the new singing pets are absolutely "on the drum." At first, they can still sit near the cage, lick their lips, maybe even try to crawl between the bars with their paw to make a dag-scratch. But over time, interest fades, and a frightened parrot or canary is left alone.
But be on the lookout. Cats are still those tricks. They often pretend that they do not care about what is happening, like even their eyes are closed.
But it is worth losing vigilance, relaxing, turning away, and that’s all - your cat tasted natural meat, a tail sticks out of his mouth, feathers fly around, and silence reigned at home. Predator he is a predator.
Cats and other animals
So I want to talk about how cats and other animals get along. But in fact at the present time almost any animal or bird can become a pet, so you can talk endlessly about the psychology of relationships.
Most often cats and fish coexist in the same apartment (or house). It is believed that they are soothing. In principle, if you sit near the aquarium and just watch silent water creatures, then it really pacifies. Therefore, cats often look for a place-bed, where all the inhabitants of the aquarium are clearly visible. And for hours the purr does not take his eyes.
And if there is also a compressor that lets large bubbles into the water, a beautiful LED backlight, then your whisker will be ready to sleep near the fish house. The important thing: be sure to close the (tightly) lid of the aquarium so that your pet does not climb into the water, does not try to catch and eat fish.
Turtles are also common pets. And they are water (red-eared or yellow-eared) and land. You can’t plant aquatic fish: you will eat and do not choke, and will live alone in the aquatic area. Therefore, the cat can also watch how the reptile swims. But here is the thing. The turtle prefers to lie and bask under special lamps most of the time on land. And then the cat can seize the moment and try to attack.
There are two options for the development of events. The first one - purring with his claws will damage the turtle, try to bite it or play with its paw on the floor with a reptile (and young turtles are no more than a matchbox and very light, in addition, the survival rate of such crumbs is low even under ideal conditions). The second - the tortoise will "respond" to the attack by biting your cat with its beak (it has no teeth). An adult reptile may well stand up for itself, but still you should not try to introduce a cat to such exotic pets.
Chinchillas, rats, snakes, spiders, hedgehogs, rabbits - who just now do not get as pets. And nobody can guess what kind of relationship the cat will have with other animals. You can only find out about this empirically when the acquaintance happens. However, in 99% of cases, if the purr is aggressive with people or too wayward, it is better not to start other pets (who will walk with it on the floor or fly around the room). With such an owner, it is ideal to have only someone who lives in an aquarium / aqua terrarium / terrarium and cannot go out (will be protected from all sides).
If you already have someone at home, and you brought a cat to the house, then again, it is not clear how the meow will behave in someone else's territory. Some will be quieter than water, while others will begin to "claim" the territory and try to "recapture" it from the "old-timers."
In any case, be patient and savvy. And try to make sure that all pets live comfortably and calmly. After all, you are responsible for those who sheltered at home.