Last Updated on August 16, 2022 by Pets Feed
You’ve probably found yourself in a situation where as soon as you sit down at your computer to read the news, find a recipe for a new dish, or write an essay, two pairs of cat’s paws walk unceremoniously across your keyboard. It happens that in addition to locking the keyboard, they write a polysemantic “oleploylofp” or press a combination of magic keys that flips your screen. And that happens too.
You probably suspect your cat isn’t a computer whiz at all, and certainly isn’t trying to write its own book. But then why is he so attracted to your laptop? It turns out there are several explanations for this.
Why is my cat attracted to the computer?
- Hot surface
Cats like heat. Who doesn’t like that? Therefore, they like to bask in the sun. And the keyboard is just hot. Well, at least it’s warmer than hard ground. So just like purrs love a warm place when you get up from a chair, they’ll also love the warmth of a laptop.
Like it or not, cats are territorial animals. They designate a certain territory with their own using smell and pheromones. Thus, passing in front of you and your computer, your cat will not be lazy to stop, go around the keyboard and rub its head or tail against the screen.
He seems to be saying, “I’m glad you like working on MY computer so much, man.” Indeed, in the cat world, now the computer with its smell belongs to him and belongs only to him.
- Your attention
Yes, it can be that simple. Your cat sees the computer you spend a lot of time on, and is jealous: “How can my man do anything other than spend time with me? Or maybe he just wants to be closer to you, his beloved. Therefore, in an attempt to remind you that there is something more important in the house that you need to pay attention to (her), the cat will walk over your keyboard until you get the clue. Sneaky, isn’t it?
Cats love soft surfaces, which is why they like to lie on soft pillows and blankets and gently massage them with their paws. While the keyboard isn’t soft, keys that deepen when pressed create a similar effect. And when you type, it feels like you’re lightly massaging the keyboard. How can a cat, looking at you, refuse such a tempting pleasure? Of course, it will not pass.
What to do?
Paying close attention to your keyboard can hide your cat’s nonverbal cues that she lacks warmth or attention.
But if you can’t stand the constant disruption to your workflow anymore, there are solutions to this problem.
Try placing a soft pillow or a pile of warm blankets next to you so your cat can relax near you. For some cats, even a simple piece of paper is enough, on which it is very interesting to sit.
If this does not help, and persistent attempts are still made on the laptop, you can buy a decorative keyboard. People put a separate keyboard especially for cats. And it looks like it’s working.
In general, just remember that your four-legged friend means no harm by his actions. He just wants to be close to you. And, frankly, you probably want your pet there too. It’s just that sometimes you have to check your mail first.
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