Why Does My Cat Like To Play “The Floor Is Lava?”
Do you ever feel like your cat is playing a rounding rendition of, “The Floor Is Lava” with you?
We all know, cats like tall places, and running around the room as much as possible.
But why do cats “like” mimicking towers and skyscrapers?
Is there a reason they like hopping from the kitchen table to the top of the fridge?
We share our theories below.
Cats Like Vertical Space
First of all, the more ways your cat has to get around the room the better – cats love being explorers and one way they like to explore is by doing “parkour” around your room. In addition, it helps them feel like it’s their own personalized jungle. Nothing makes us happier than seeing our “jungle cats” prowling around.
A Show Of Dominance
Especially in multi cat homes, cats like feeling tall in a way to flex their muscles and show confidence to you or your other animals. They like feeling like the “big cheese” of the house, so to speak.
To Your Cat, Height = Safe Space
Cats feel less anxious and just save up plain safe up high. They can scope the room and see everything, so they can “dodge” potential threats or what they might deem, “funny business.”
They Can Monkey Around
Let’s be real – if you were home alone all day, every day – you may get a little bored. Therefore, they love being active, whether that means being the “lookout”, clawing and scratching at a tall post, playing with feathers, or playing hide and seek.
It’s like their own personal tree house.
Warm & Fuzzy
Heat rises – by climbing to the top of a tower, your cat may be saying it wants to warm up or get cozy.
They Crave Alone Time
Because sometimes your cat just wants to be alone – and your toy provides the perfect space for them to do that.
In conclusion – cats have tons of reasons for playing the floor is lava! And we’re good with that.
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