This question comes from Floppycats.com reader Michelle in Scotland. Michelle writes:
“hi jen im writing about a ragdoll behaviour for a little advice as i notice you are doing a vet advice page. shadow is great and getting better. But still has his moments he will go crazy and lash out. he runs up and down the house screaming or will follow you around the house crying at you but whatever you do he isnt happy. i spoke to the vet who said hes talkative and healthy. also he might just be a demading cat. i did try to get hold of the breeder but i never heard back but i wouldnt ever get rid of him as hes my baby and makes me laugh esp when he cuddles into me at night and purrs. i would love to maybe find out why he crys all the time and goes wild.”
Dr. Jenn replied:
“This kind of attention seeking behavior is common in single cat households. Its possible the cats are either bored or lonely and they act out in inappropriate ways. You need to be sure to set clear boundries with your cat and not spoil him and devote at least 2 hours a day to active play. Its very important to get the behavior in check now before it escalates. Sometimes a companion for the cat is the only solution.”
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Hi, I’m Jenny Dean, creator of Floppycats! Ever since my Aunt got the first Ragdoll cat in our family, I have loved the breed. Inspired by my childhood Ragdoll cat, Rags, I created Floppycats to connect, share and inspire other Ragdoll cat lovers around the world,