Cat Personality Types
Any cat owner will tell you that their cat (and all cats) are special and unique. But studies done on thousands of felines over the past 5+ years have identified 5 dominant personality traits that cats have. Those researchers feel that it will help you make Fluffy even happier if you understand your kitty's personality.
The dominant personality traits that the researchers found are:
Human Cat - this is the social butterfly of cats. Felines with this dominant trait love being around their people. They enjoy sharing their lives with you and often your personal space too. This type of kitty will love playing with you, so try a kitty wand or any other type of toy that allows you to play with Fluffy!
Hunter Cat - All cats are hunters in some regard; it's in their DNA. Hunter cats live for the hunt or chase. If this type of kitty has access to the outdoors, they will often bring you birds or mice as gifts. They are skilled and efficient predators. If this describes your cat, buy realistic toys they can chase and roll around with so they can practice hunting and pouncing. A Hunter Cat will also love having a Catio or window perch so they can bird watch!
Inquisitive Cat - This type of kitty is curious, intelligent, and eager to explore. It's also the feline that knocks things off the countertops to see what will happen! Keep an eye on your purse, since this type of cat is sure to rummage through it. Because they are curious, they are often social too. Inquisitive cats love cardboard boxes, bags, and puzzle-type toys.
Cat's Cat - These cats are often very sweet. They like hanging out, grooming their friends, and touching noses with feline (and human) housemates. They find great comfort cuddling with their cat buddies and usually their people too. This type of cat will enjoy a kitty condo to hang out with her feline friends or motorized toys that will attract all the cats in the household to play.
Cantankerous Cat - These cats aren't really grumpy; they are just more sensitive and can be easily frustrated or annoyed when their habits and schedules are disrupted. They may hide when company comes over and often enjoy a cat tunnel. However, once they find a human they like, they tend to be very loyal kitties. They are often a bit more independent than some of the other cat types. They usually love various balls they can bat around and a variety of scratching posts.
No matter which type of cat you have, we are sure they are purrfect! But, understanding your cat's personality type will help you bond more with your cat.