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Q: Why do cats hate it when a door is closed?

January 19, 2009 | By mandy r. | 17 answers | Expired: 2005 days ago

mandy r.

My cat hercules absolutely hates it when there is a door that is closed. He is persistant & will meow & meow until that door is opened up again. He has even dug holes in the carpet as if he has tried to dig under it.
I talked to my mom the other day & she told me that her cat hates it very much too.
Whats up with these cats? LOL

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Susan R.
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Jan 20, 2009

My cat also doesn't like when I close a door. He is nosey and thinks something is going on in there that he can't see. He feels like he is missing out on something.

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Jamie A.
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Jan 20, 2009

I'm glad to hear other cats fight the doors too. I thought mine were neurotic. My Star scratches at it obsessively, but I'm not sure exactly what she does because it doesn't leave marks on the painted door. It drives me crazy thought!

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mary k.
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Jan 19, 2009

I have no idea but Millie hates it when the door is closed. She hooks her paw under the door and rattles it. It sounds like someone is trying to bang the door down.

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Faith E.
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Jan 19, 2009

My son's cat actually learned how to open the door! He learned that if he pawed under the door just right he could pop it open. I think it has to do with instinct to be free roaming!

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Tammany K.
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Jan 19, 2009

I would agree with everyone else. Cats like to be able to have the run of the house and they are naturally very curious.

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Jean D.
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Jan 19, 2009

When a cat has the run of the whole house then when a room is closed off to them then they feel confined and can`t be free. Cat are very curious. As a matter of fact, I have a 5 year old Toy Pom and he is the same way.

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Sara L.
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Jan 19, 2009

My cat hates when a door is closed also. She will meow and paw at the door until I finally open it. I'll chalk it up to her always wanting to be around me...and maybe because of her natural curiosity.

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Nick R.
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Jan 19, 2009

Cats don't like to be in confined spaces. They know their boundaries, but still hate to see others impose more boundaries on them.

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Sarah H.
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Jan 19, 2009

I just think it's because its a cat's nature to know everything that is going on and when a door is closed they might be missing out on something.

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carol  s.
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Jan 19, 2009

I am sure it is because of their overwhelming curiosity and the fact that once they live in your home, each and every room becomes theirs

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