Common reasons my cat is staring at me

A cat or kitten will try to get your attention by staring deep into your eyes for a variety of reasons. They could be trying to tell you they are hungry, content, feeling curious, and most importantly that they love you. For cats, it is a form of communication. They are trying to convey a message!

Why does my cat just stare at me? Am I funny-looking? Wait, don’t answer that. I wanted to find out the reasons why! I often wake up to curious eyes focused on me.

Why are you staring at me, Mr Fluff?

It’s 3 a.m. I roll over and there he is just staring at me with those eyes. Is PizzaCat plotting my demise perhaps?

Not likely. Although cats can be very verbal at times, there are other ways they try to use to communicate.

Non-verbal, physical contact is quite common. Like purring or rubbing up against you to mark their scent on you, eye contact is a way to let you know that they care about you.

Your cat is trying to say “I love You”

A long constant stare in your direction is your feline buddy’s way of trying to bond with you!

What should I do when I wake up to a cat staring at me?

Don’t panic. It can be startling to wake up to a cat staring at you while you sleep, but it is just a way a cat is trying to get your attention. Looking deep into your eyes is a common non-verbal form of communication. Even though it can seem strange at first. alarming even!

Eye contact is a common tactic a cat uses to convey important messages. Although it can be shocking to wake up to a cat staring you down in your sleep. Your little fluff may be trying to say hello, or I’m hungry, or just wake up, want your attention.

With a little observation most likely you may even notice that deep stare in your direction being broken with a slow blink. That is a wonderful expression of trust and the desire to bond. Some theorize it is “I Love You ” in cat language.

Why not try this trick of slowing blinking to communicate in cat language to show that you also trust and love them back ?

“The researchers performed the same slow-blink process as the first experiment, adding an extended hand towards the cat. And they found that not only were the cats more likely to blink back, but that they were more likely to approach the human’s hand after the human had blinked.”

https://www.sciencealert.com/you-can-build-a-rapport-with-your-cat-by-blinking-real-slow

Is popcorn bad for my cat? I love to share

Popcorn is not bad for cats. However, it is not particularly good for them and should be reserved for snacks or a special treat. The actual corn kernel. is also sharp and hard to digest and could create a choking hazard. If you decide to share an unusual treat with your cat make sure you only share a plain unsalted soft part of the popcorn kernel. Cats are mainly meat eaters and popcorn is high in carbs and fiber, but low in proteins.

I decided on the perfect movie, I made a nice big bowl of popcorn. Suddenly I am the most popular person ever and my cat is making a beeline into the bowl of MY buttery salty snack. If your cat is anything like mine once he has an idea he is relentless. Naturally, I give him what he wants. ( what can I say?) Did I make a mistake?

Is popcorn bad for the cat? I had to do a little research just to be sure.

Why does my cat want popcorn?

Who doesn’t like popcorn? It is warm salty and inviting and a fun shape. I don’t know about YOUR cat but mine is always interested in WHATEVER I am doing. If I am eating popcorn, he doesn’t want to be left out.

Dangers of sharing popcorn with my cat

Aside from the dangerous path of giving in to begging little eyes, it is a relief to know plain popcorn is not poisonous to cats. However too much can be a choking hazard or cause digestive problems. Let’s face it cats cough up enough without sharing something that will upset their tummy. The hard kernel part of the popcorn can pose a choking hazard especially for kittens or older cats.

There are always exceptions. Unsalted, and unseasoned popcorn without the hard kernel can be a fun treat to share occasionally, after all, pets are a part of the family! Just limit and watch to make sure your buddy is enjoying it and not choking.

What are some fun alternative I can share with my cat.

*Nori*

*Cooked Chicken breast*

*Small pieces of cheese*

*Carrots*

*Blueberries*

There are many healthy human treats you can share with your Lil buddy, that offer extra nutrition without empty calories or possible troubles.

So, when you sit down with your cat to stream a movie, indulge your cat, if you must with a small bit of popcorn. Share the fluffy parts avoiding the kernel. But sure why not,.enjoy it together occasionally.

Remember also you can also share several different common fruits and vegetables too!