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dinigish asked in PetsCats · 2 months ago

Why are cats so feckle?

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Freckle?  Something else?  What?

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    "Feckle"? That's not even a word.  Do you mean "feckless" or "fickle"?

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  • 2 months ago

    Because they arent very smart

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  • PR
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    The word would be, "fickle", which in general means to change loyalties or opinions/actions without reason or warning.

    If you truly observe a cat's behavior, they usually have very good reason for their actions or loyalties. Firstly, a cat is often loyal to the "feeder". A feeder is given more attention by the cat in order to survive. This is smart.

    Behaviors in cats may vary mainly due to survival. Because a cat is not a terribly large or strong animal, it will observe its environment for changes that may be dangerous or detrimental to their well-being. When one says a cat is quiet in nature, this is because a cat spends much time in observation.

    If the cat senses something could harm them - true or untrue, they will tend to avoid that situation long enough to determine if it is safe. One of our cats knows when we are thinking of administering medications or trimming her nails. She can tell this due to our body language. We may turn our heads to look at her to see where she is. We may also reach for the bottle of medication or for the drawer where the nail clippers are. The cat is now on alert and ready to flee if needed.

    Cats who are more outgoing and comfortable with their humans will seem less fickle or flighty. 

    In learning about cats, one must observe very quietly to see what a cat does, and when. It is actually quite predictable, if you take the time to watch. You can almost guarantee a cat will show you more affection if you are the one feeding, and if it is close to feeding time. If you stop feeding the cat and someone else picks up the slack, they will probably be the favorite at that point. 

    Let's face it, we all do things that help us, protect us, and provide some sort of benefits. Cats are not immune to these basic needs.  

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