I have a male cat that is afraid of his own shadow,hides from strangers and is

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  1. Kaybomb31 profile image58
    Kaybomb31posted 11 years ago

    I have a male cat that is afraid of his own shadow,hides from strangers  and is very needy.

    The real problem is that he constantly needs attention to the point of invading my lap even when I am busy or have the laptop on my lap! I wouldn't mind if he just wanted to be petted, but he always has to be on me! Has this ever happened to anyone else, and how do I stop it besides yelling at him. If I yell, or refuse him for long enough, he pees on my bed!!!

  2. Flordeliz profile image61
    Flordelizposted 11 years ago

    I have 4 male indoor cats. And they are all skittish with strangers. At the slight sound of a spoon dropping, or me crumping a plastic bag or one of them hitting a ball they all scamper for higher grounds or hide somewhere. Yelling won't work with my "boys" either. They always crowd me when I try to do something or sleeping. No matter how much I ignore them  they always win. Petting is not enough when they want to be held or cuddled. When they are satisfied they will let me be.

  3. David Fallon profile image59
    David Fallonposted 11 years ago

    they are just like children, and they need physical contact...the great thing about cats is that they are MUCH less needy then dogs...like Flordeliz says, give them attention and they will leave you alone when they have had their fill

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    reeltaulkposted 10 years ago

    sounds like he is truly a scaredy cat...............

  5. profile image54
    whyme990posted 10 years ago

    He actually is on you so much cuz he is a real scardey cat and wants to be with you... DONT refuse him for long... hes ur cat.

  6. Azhar Kamar profile image70
    Azhar Kamarposted 10 years ago

    Play with him more. Interact with him. It will help him gain confidence and develop proper behavior. Have fun!


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