How Behaviorally Healthy Cats Act




My cat is friendly toward people she meets – including well-behaved children.




My cat can get along with other cats she lives with.




My cat can be left alone for reasonable time periods without becoming anxious or destructive.




My cat will relieve herself only where I want her to, which is usually in her litterbox.




My cat will let me move her from her sleeping and resting places.




My cat is relaxed during normal, everyday handling and touching such as when I wipe her feet, brush her, look in her ears, pet her, or pick her up.




My cat calms down quickly after being startled or getting excited.




My cat is not overly fearful of normal, everyday events.




My cat will meow at times, but not excessively.




My cat plays well with people without becoming uncontrollable or too rough.




My cat can play well with other family cats, without becoming uncontrollable, too rough or threatening.




My cat plays with her own toys, and doesn’t often damage my possessions.




My cat is affectionate without being needy, clingy or annoying.




My cat can adapt to changes, such as travel, moving, or confinement in a carrier, with minimal problems.




My cat scratches her posts and other items I give her, without often damaging furniture or my belongings.





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