If you’re a cat owner, you’ve surely noticed your pet is sometimes staring at you. Regardless of whether you’re just roaming around the house, in front of your PC, or just sitting on the couch and relaxing, you might notice the eyes of your cat locked on you and following your every move.
The eyes of a cat are very beautiful and come in a lot of different colors, including blue, amber, green, and even a combination of multiple colors. But at some point, their strong stare might get creepy and you might want the cat to just respect your privacy. A strong imagination might even make you think the cat is plotting against you or judging your actions.
This is why most cat owners, at some point or another, will ask themselves why their cat is staring at them. And to make matters even worse, cats can’t speak, so they can’t just tell you what’s on their mind when looking at you. There are a few reasons experts say will make your cat have its eyes locked on you and I’ll go over them below.
Cats will use staring to send you a message. But what exactly would a kitty need to talk to you? Depending on their individual personality, the answer will differ:
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There are stares at you from your cat, and there are also stares straight in your eyes. For animals, eye contact is an instinctual behavior. Before getting domesticated, cats used to hunt during the night while in the wild. They would often lock the prey with their eyes.
Keep in mind that just because a cat will make eye contact with you, it doesn’t mean that it is hunting you. Direct eye contact is another form of expressing some feelings for cats, just like staring. Although there are instances in which eye contact is seen as a form of aggression, this isn’t always the case.
Your cat can be staring at you due to one of the many possible reasons. These reasons aren’t even in within the same spectrum of feelings or require the same methods to be dealt with. A great example is that although cats stare both when they have territorial issues and when wanting to show affection, these two situations are very different one from another. The body language of the cat will give you a few important details about her message towards you. For example: