By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Thoughts/advice? I figured I'll leave him be tonight, but I've never had a cat do that before and continue being terrified. it seems that he goes in there only when i am in there. We've had our cat for four years and he's always been very chilled out and definitely not nervous. I believe they can see and hear what we can’t. The worst reason for your cat suddenly seeming scared of you is if they are experiencing illness. Cats are known for being touchy, vindictive, and they hold grudges against anything that scared them. Watch also our other videos! If your cat is not making it to the litter box in time to poop, they might be scared off by a family member, a noise, the shifting of the litter box on the floor, or something similar. There were definite sections of the floor he would not step on. If I were you, I would maybe try to spend extra time cuddling in the other room, and when you go to bed don't bring him in. I went out and pet him and he was receptive to it, but just kept staring in. Information cat, exact age unknown somewhere around 8 human years, female, spayed. One time, a vase fell from the coffee table in our living room and it scared the hell out of the cat. She sees a ghost no but seriously, it's possible she may have gotten bit by a bug or stuck somewhere or on something in the room that caused her to hurt herself temporarily. Everyone who has lived with a cat has seen him just suddenly race from one side of the room to another for no apparent reason. How can you help your scared cat? Let him come back when he's ready. So my cat always sleeps on my bed and she adores me. :-), New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. She may just be afraid since she associated it with a painful memory. My other cat isn’t affected at all and isn’t seeing/hearing/smelling whatever is terrifying cat #1 in the bedroom. Thanks for the reassurance. The static in here is pretty off the charts too; maybe she got an unexpected shock. I tried picking him up and bringing him back in the room, hoping if he was with me he'd be ok, and he was fine with holding him, but the second I walked towards the room he freaked out again. I rescued a cat about a week ago, and he has been a perfectly loving, normal cat. She crawled downstairs and kept looking at the stairway with this terrified expression. We joked that he had … Make sure he has easy access to food, water and a litter box. Cat suddenly afraid of bedroom. He cuddles with my at night right up against my chest and everything. WANT TO SEE YOUR PET IN OUR COMPILATIONS? With the help of a cat behaviorist, "Simon's Cat Logic" explains why cats suddenly dart around the house, on the furniture and even (grrrr) up and down the curtains. Ask Your Own Cat Question. should i take him to the vet he is about 2 years old . It could also be a sign of fear. Then suddenly in the middle of her sleep while I was studying on the desk in my room she sarts to get up and she looks terrified as if someone was there. I also check the cat top to bottom to see if there is any injury or oddities, but find nothing. When our cats notice a noise in the walls (ductwork shifting with temperature changes) or a flicker of light (the sun comes in that window and makes dust motes glitter) they have to know if it means danger. my cat is suddenly very afraid of the televison being on? So why the sudden fear of my bed? He stares at my bed like theres somebody on it but theres nothing and he hissed at my bed. My cat was sleeping and suddenly she woke up and started freaking out for no reason---she started hissing at the pillow then ran off. He’d also jump from the front door to a safe spot on the kitchen floor, but would then jump over the rest of the kitchen floor. Discussion. Kitten. Show Less. It’s a big part of their day to observe and evaluate their giant sensory map. Most common causes why a cat may suddenly act scared are: 1. I searched the room several times for any possible reason she might be scared. And he's not afraid of me because he let me hold him and pet him when I went in the living room. Can’t find anything, unplug the Feliway diffuser that I had just replaced in there in case that might be it. he has never had a problem before until a few days ago. My cat seems scared all of a sudden. While it might be hard to pinpoint what it is that is scaring them off, consider moving the litter box to a safe place for them. LOL. Joined Jun 22, 2006 Messages 9 Reaction score 0 Location Washington DC. I find my 1-year-old cat hiding on a book shelf in my office (something she’s never done). I was so confused cause she never acted like that before so I brought her back to my room to see what … Clean the litter box and change the food and water every day so you know whether he's eating and drinking. Posted by 12 hours ago. Constant fear may be due to their environment. Cats are truly weird. I have heard some amusing rumors that … 1. Goes and hides in a spot and we do not know why she does it. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Can you imagine how it is going to affect this small friend of yours if not handled appropriately? So this sort of thing is not uncommon, especially with more anxious cats (my kitty is a rescue too, and one who struggled with trust and fear issues). Your pet has to feel safe in its environment, otherwise it will be scared of anything: a noise, an unknown person, the water while you fill the bathtub, the television, the vacuum cleaner … these are usually temporary situations, which are solved with patience and providing the animal with affection and security, although there are cases in which the cat suffers from constant tension that can affect its health and … Answered in 19 minutes by: 10/11/2006. why would my cat suddenly become afraid of going into the laundry room? He cuddles with my at night right up against my chest and everything. Press J to jump to the feed. It sounds like he likes to sleep with you, so hopefully once he's done enough investigating/he's forgotten about it, he'll go back to sleeping with you like normal. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. She’s eating fine, no bathroom issues so far as I can tell, but isn’t her usual playful, chirpy self. She's currently hanging out near the front door of the apartment, far away from the bedroom. We should say reassuring things. Once or twice, she goes into the bedroom, very slowly and hesitantly, low to the ground, sniffing the floor a lot and looking under the bed. Cats, just like us, can get scared as a result of anxiety and stress. Share this conversation. Forcing him out of his hiding spot will only make him more fearful. A surprised and frightened cat may puff up, flatten their ears, and flick their tail. if i leave he'll stay there for a second or two, then come running out. Cat suddenly scared of everything? Well tonight I'm falling asleep and he's in his usual spot, all cuddled up and I had my arm around him like he likes, and I went to go roll over knowing I was going to wake him up but having done this many times in the past week thought nothing of it. If a cat is suddenly scared of everything, consider if anything in its life is different. We have a 10 months old cat, who is usually bold and playful, but yesterday he suddenly became really alert and scared of random things. If your cat suddenly hears a loud firework, dog bark, or kid whining, they may become quite shaken up! A sudden change or disruption in her routine Her sense of arrangement may get disrupted by new things, people, animals or changes of environment. his food and litter box are in that room. The ideal way to treat any condition is through prevention. Not sure I’d say ghosts, but it’s something. “I get a lot of calls that are for cat-cat introductions,” Goldman says, noting that the issue of cat house-soiling is in some cases related to the stress of introducing a second pet. He previously had struvite crystals in his bladder a few months ago which were removed with surgery, but recovered well. Ha! At the end of the day, if your cat is suddenly behaving in a way that is contrary to what you normally see from it, don’t just chalk it up to a weird cat-ism, investigate it. I'm sure she'll work it out and be back in no time. Cat suddenly scared of a room? He was sleeping on my bed just this morning but now … Disruption to routine makes a cat skittish. However, in the last 3 weeks he's suddenly become terrified of the living room at night. Hope you like our compilation, please share it and SUBSCRIBE! After a couple of hours, she comes into the living room but seems terrified of the bedroom (door to which is off of the living room; I live in an apartment). A cat always afraid is different from a cat that suddenly becomes jittery and nervous. Although cats prefer to avoid confrontation, they will likely attack in this state if they feel they do not have the ability to escape. Well he startled awake and freaked out and scrambled up towards my head and over my face and my bedside table and out of my room. Both cats have acted like this on separate days. He'll come out when he's ready. I've seen them freak and then realize then be ok but not like this. Anything of the like can make cats skittish, they dislike disruption of routine. My cat is suddenly scared of comfort furniture . So I grew up with cats my whole life, and have never experienced anything like this before. It seems to be a universal behavior of domestic cats, but have you ever considered why they do it? I find my 1-year-old cat hiding on a book shelf in my office (something she’s never done). The latter is the stress hormone, so a scared cat is a stressed cat. Any thoughts on what might be happening? She also acts like she sees something in the room and no one else can see it. Submitted: 14 years ago. He even tried to swipe at it a few times - as it sat there doing nothing. In shrot, your cat scared all of a sudden may be because of some routine changed, or some insecurity that constantly bothering them. #6 Age-related Problems. Love that description. So I grew up with cats my whole life, and have never experienced anything like this before. December 6, 2012 8:52 PM Subscribe. Anything I should try to allay her fears? During the fear state, their levels of adrenaline and cortisol increase. I live in a one bedroom apartment and once he got out of my room he just sat about three feet outside of the doorway and just started in with super big pupils. Pictures, videos, articles and questions featuring and about cats. My cat has done that in the living room on more than one occasion. Cat suddenly scared of nothing and won't go in my room. Close. Tl;Dr: cat was asleep, I woke up cat by rolling over in bed. My usually-bold cat is suddenly scared of everything (sudden movements, noises), and acting like he is seeing something that is not there. But this afternoon, she won’t go in there again. Cats react to sickness and injury in different ways, and some cats react by hiding away while they heal, recover, or go through their pain or sickness in the safety of a cocoon-like environment. Press J to jump to the feed. Started yesterday afternoon. Many elder pets have trouble orientating around the house. On the first occasion the cat suddenly began to back away from my bed, hiding in the corner and looking scared. If your cat is hiding or fleeing, then it has anxiety. Discussion. Started yesterday afternoon. Show More. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Thread starter crazycatlady2; Start Date Jun 22, 2006; Jun 22, 2006 #1 C. crazycatlady2 TCS Member Thread starter. My cat is suddenly scared of comfort furniture. Cats are weird. but sometimes its like the bed is made of lava and he will go full on spider cat to avoid standing on it. I rescued a cat about a week ago, and he has been a perfectly loving, normal cat. When dogs get older, their senses are not as sharp as before. Cat freaked tf out and is now terrified of spooky ghosts in my room. I appreciate your time! Turns out that felines in the wild can go on 40 hunting trips a day, while domestic cats live such a relatively sedate lifestyle that they need to burn off the excess energy, the video explains. The second time was underneath where my bed should be downstairs, in the living room. She's normally a bit of a spazz, so it's not unlikely that she got into something that may have hurt her. Havana Cat; Ashera; Your Cat is Sick. He's fine during the day, but just won't go in at night and will fight to get free if I take him in there. He was terrified of it. Other pet owners say that their dogs and cats acted oddly in the minutes or seconds before the ground start shaking. He runs from the room as soon as it comes on and will not come back . That’s one possible explanation of why your dog is scared all of a sudden. Your cat might genuinely be scared. He just keeps staring at my room from the hallway.. Or would creep in at the door, and just stare. This just started yesterday. She was sniffing around the bed cautiously and then booked it out of my room. Are these two incidents related? We left our cat, Mongo, for the weekend and when we came back we found that he had knocked over both a lamp and one of his cat trees. Have you rearranged your room? Here are some basics: If your cat is hiding but healthy, leave him alone. In addition to strange people, cats are often scared and stressed by the presence of new cats or other pets in the home. he is just terrified of my room at the moment. If this is a sudden change in demeanor, there will be a fear-based explanation. Answer by Kate Hi well it it is difficult to say whether or not she is genuine afraid of something or if her actions are a result of discomfort etc. They will often run away, hoping to hide from the noise that scared them. We have a cat flap which he’s used to as he’s been using it since he was 6mths old but for the past 10-days or he seems unwillingly, bordering on being scared, to come indoors. She walks bend down close to the floor. For example, he can sit on the bed and then suddenly realize where he is, jump off of it and not enter the room for the rest of the day. Fast forward to early this morning and she’s in the bedroom with me, playing, seems totally fine. If it helps i have a cat that goes through phases like this. He jumped almost a foot straight up, ran out of the room, and then came back to stare in fear at the trail mix. Probably just one of those "cat things" that we mere humans will never understand. You are aware of what stress can cause in the life of a human being. 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