Domestic Cat Habits

Domestic cats don’t have access to social relations and, if they are castrated, the lack of sexual appetite, the great impulse that rules the feline social conduct when free. However, if you let them go out at night, domestic cats usually develop a social life similar to that of wild cats, with some variations.

They meet in a convenient place, like a roof, normally out of any individual territory of them, and pass the night purring in a friendly way, washing or simply observing in silence. Unless a stranger appears, they are neither calm, without sexual insinuations nor aggressive conduct.

Towards the end of the night, they disperse each in direction of their territory, after having clearly enjoyed from each other’s company.

You observe similar conducts in places like animal reservations, in which several cats share a great closed space, and in urban colonies of wild cats situated near hospitable precincts, lonely streets or cemeteries.

In general, cats defend their personal space and its surroundings, but they install sufficiently  close to each other to exist a fluid social contact.

However, it must be a big enough space for them to be comfortable, because as most mammals, cat’s react to the accumulation with neurotic and aggressive conducts. In this case, the weakest or more insecure members of the pack are pursued until they leave the territory.

Domestic cats also frequently modify their behavior when looking for the company of dogs or other pets in the house, overall if they arrive to the house when little. (They don’t receive that well new animal when they have already established their territory).

After the initial precaution, they participate in mutual cleaning sessions; they get besides one another to warm themselves and to play together.

The cat sways hello to his partner with the tail in vertical position, the same as when he encounters with another cat with whom they have a friendly relation.

The owners of stables know well this kind of partnership sometimes unaccustomed, as is the friendship between horses and wild cats of the surroundings that feed well thanks to the mice they hunt at the stables.

Evidently, the social life of a domestic cat revolves around its master and the rest of the family. Although it might seem that he is not aware of them most of the time and that he maintains at distance or sleeps, the reality is that he shows inside the house, the same conduct that is usual inside the wild colonies, overall his taste for peaceful company and the lack of expressivities.

On the other hand, maybe because its natural development is interrupted with the domestication, he needs child games and the tactile contact that its wild parents leave when adults.

Maybe that veterinary was right when he said that domestic cats never grow entirely.

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