Is your cat not coming in your room?
Are you looking for a possible reason why your cat behave like this?
Well, in this article, I am going to explain why your cat won't come to your room and how you can get them back visiting again.
Let's get started:
Cats live by routine. They live by a schedule that they strictly follow. They know where and not to go. They keep themselves clean. Any cat owner will know how unpredictable their cat’s day is going to be.
However, there still could be instances where they surprise you with their own unpredictability. Perhaps, a change in behavior.
Any changes in a cat’s normal behavior pattern that does not quickly go back to normal should not be ignored. It could be an indication of some serious medical or psychological issue that requires a visit to a vet.
But, if you know your cat too well, you know when and why they should be visiting a vet. If your cat suddenly avoids your room, is it a bell for you to bring him to the doc?
Why Your Cat Avoiding Your Room
One of the most common changes in a cat’s behavior is when they start having changes in social interactions. That includes them avoiding certain areas at home, in their own territory.
So the question: Why My Cat Won’t Come In My Room Anymore? Your cat won't come to your room because of some unfamiliar objects you have in your room or may be too much loud noise or you scolded your cat from your room.
Felines love to interact with their owners as well as other pets in the household. Wherever their humans may be, cats are there.
Therefore, sudden refusal to social contacts, unusual withdrawal from an object or a spot at home, display major flags that cat owners must watch out for.
The sudden changes in a cat’s friendly behavior may be caused by stress or anxiety. It could be because of a new pet, a change in furniture arrangement, or the introduction of a new member of the household.
It could also be a sign of fear. Cats are known for being touchy, vindictive, and they hold grudges against anything that scared them.
One time, a vase fell from the coffee table in our living room and it scared the hell out of the cat.
It has been sometime since that happened but, every time it walks by that coffee table, he tries to sprint as fast as he can as if avoiding it completely.
There could have been an incident in your room that left the cat traumatized if they refuse to come in. Especially, when they have comfortably been going in and out of that spot prior.
Fear and Anxiety in Cats
Assuming medical concerns are ruled out, there are ways to make your cat come back comfortably to your room. First, you need to understand what keeps them away from your room.
According to a Georgia-based certified cat behavior specialist, Ingrid Johnson of Fundamentally Feline, fear and anxiety in cats can be the root of timid cat behavior.
One confident kitten will walk right through your room, to the center of it, with their head and tail held high, as if they own the place.
But, a fearful and anxiety-stricken cat may slink and completely avoid even the perimeters of the room.
Another cat behaviorist, Dr. Jill Goldman says, cats' behavior depends on whether they are facing acute or chronic stress.
Acute stress is when an event that brings anxiety to them happens and stops, while chronic stress is one that goes on and on and the cat deals with it on a long term basis.
Noticeable scared reactions like recoiling, arched back, piloerection, aggression, running away, or hiding are indications of acute stress.
On the other hand, chronic stress shows in forms of house-soiling, litter box issues, and overgrooming.
Behaviors may differ from one cat to another. If you suspect your mouser suffers from anxiety, fear, or stress, get to the bottom of it as soon as possible.
Here are possible fears and anxiety reasons that may have caused your cat to dislike your room:
Newness is a key component in cat fears. This take in objects, people, and animal. Generally, cats are not scared of any inanimate objects, however, the idea that something was not there before suddenly appears, shocks them.
The fear of unfamiliarity in cats extends from big furniture to small objects. If you have seen those YouTube videos “cat vs cucumbers,” where cats get startled with it, you’ll wonder why they are afraid of cucumbers.
Surprising or Startling Activities
Toms can’t focus from about 10 inches off their faces. Things within that perspective are totally blurred.
That is because cats’ vision is designed for distance. This leaves them little to no memory as to what was behind them, or what was suddenly there. Once they see something that wasn’t there before, it could trigger a response.
Even things that are familiar to them can become startling if placed near them out of the blue.
Cats’ sense of hearing is so piercing compared to humans making them not huge fans of loud noises.
They can hear a mouse in an area as big as a football field and pinpoint it. So, you can only imagine what ear-piercing screams of a baby or a loud bang of an item that fell will make them feel.
If these noises continue over time and they don’t get acclimated or familiar with them, it may cause high levels of anxiety and stress.
Get them used to the sound of vacuum cleaners, if you use them regularly, or loud volumes on your TV.
If they don’t get desensitized to such at an early age, they may grow up as cats who get spooked very easily.
Wide Open Spaces
Is your room nothing but a bed and a whole lot of empty floors and spaces? That may be a cause why your cat doesn’t like it there.
Cats are predator-prey species. They like to hide and they feel anxious in wide-open spaces.
Sure, the cat lady’s house may look messy and unorganized with all the boxes and newspapers everywhere, but it is not because she’s too lazy to pick up.
Those are hiding spots for the cats and such effects create a cozier environment that makes them feel secure.
Have you scolded your cat from your room? If so, this could very well be another reason they dislike your room.
Their bad habit of reinforcing their own fears drive them to associate the place where they experienced fear and start to avoid the area.
Resolving the Issue: Making Your Cat Come To Your Room Again. The potential reasons that make your cat feel uninterested in going to your room are simple and can be worked on by both of you.
Unfamiliar objects and startling plays can be easier for them to go through if an introduction was made properly.
Do not surprise them with a piece of new furniture inside the room. If you really have to, try leaving a blanket with your scent on it, so they will get attracted to the familiar smell.
Wide-open spaces can be alleviated by putting cat beds or hides. Cuddle with your cats when loud noises erupt so they get used to it. Never punish them in spots where you want them to always be.
Lastly, know your cats better. If you do, you will have better chances of knowing what they are afraid of and how to work on them.
Hi There, AK Oren here. I am the founder of this amazing pet blog & a passionate writer who love helping pet owners to learn more about their pets through my articles. I am also content manager of this blog. I have experience in pet training and behavior, sheltering, and currently working for a veterinary clinic.