This post will show you why your cat meows to come into your room and what you can do about it.
So, why does my cat meow to come into my room? Possible reasons why your cat meows to come into your room are that it has separation anxiety, it is hungry, there is an issue with the other rooms that it stays in, or that something is causing it to be fearful.
There are a number of possible reasons why your cat meows to come into your room and it might be due to a combination of them. However, there are some things to consider when figuring out the main cause and there are some things you can do about it.
Reasons why your cat meows to come into your room
Below are a number likely reasons and what would make each of them more likely.
The reason might be that it has some separation anxiety. This is where your cat does not like being separated from you and being separated from you causes your cat to become anxious. This would be more likely if your cat becomes anxious when you are going into your room by doing things such as crying. It would also be more likely if your cat tends to follow you around the house even after it has been fed.
In this case, you could either allow your cat to stay with you in your room or come and give it attention periodically and to give it another place to stay in the house which is should learn to go to over time.
Another possible cause is that your cat is hungry. This would be more likely if your cat only does it, in the morning, when it has not been fed yet. It would also be more likely if your cat does not actually go into your room when you open the door and it seems to want you to come out of your room.
An issue with the room it stays in
It could also be the case that there are problems with alternative rooms, in the house, that cause your cat to become anxious. It might be the case that the rooms are too loud, there are other pets around that your cat does not like or that it does not have access to a litter box.
Things to consider about your cat meowing to enter your room
Below are things to consider to help figure out the main reason why your cat has been doing it.
If your cat has always meowed for you to let it into your room
If your cat did not always meow for you to let it into your room, it would help to consider what else changed when your cat first started doing it. Possible reasons could be that you started feeding it at a different time, you started leaving it outside your bedroom for longer or something else changed in its environment.
What is different when your cat does not meow outside your door
If your cat does not cry for you to let it in, it would also help to consider what is different when your cat does not meow. For example, if it does not meow when it has had access to food, the cause would be more likely to be that it is hungry.
What to do about your cat crying to come into your room
Below are some options you have when getting your cat to stop doing it.
Give it access to food and water
Since your cat might be meowing crying to come in because it wants food or water, it would help to make sure that your cat has access to food and water while you are not with it. It might also help to feed it earlier in the morning if your cat tends to do it in the morning.
Let it stay in your room
If your cat seems to be doing it due to separation anxiety, one option would be to let your cat stay in your room with you. If you do not want your cat to stay in your room, you could try making a safe space for it to sleep in while you are not around. Eventually, your cat should learn to go there instead.
Limit reasons why it might be fearful
It would also help to make sure that there are no issues with the alternative rooms for your cat to stay in. Possible issues could be that they are too loud or that there is another animal around that your cat does not like.
Give it things to be distracted with
Another thing that could be of some use would be to give your cat something, such as a toy, to be distracted with while you are not with it.