If your cat always wants to be in your room, this post will show you likely reasons why and what you can do about them.
So, why does my cat always want to be in my room? The most likely reason why your cat always wants to be in your room is that it feels safer in your room and that it feels safer around you as well.
There are actually a number of possible reasons why your cat always wants to be in your room and it could be due to a combination of reasons. However, there are some things you can consider to help figure out the main cause and there are some things you can do about it.
Why does my cat always want to be in my room?
Below are likely reasons why your cat always wants to be in your room and what would make them more likely.
It feels safer
A likely reason why your cat wants to be in your room is that you make it feel safer and/or your cat feels safer in your room. This would be more likely if your cat tends to want to be in your room or it follows you more at a time when it might be feeling fearful such as when other animals are around or when there are loud noises outside.
It wants something from you
If your cat wants to come into your room, when you are in there, the cause could be that your cat wants something from you. This would be more likely if your cat does it more at a certain time such as before you have fed it in the morning.
There is a problem with other parts if the house
Another possible cause is that your cat has a problem with other areas of the house. The problem could be that there are other animals around it does not like, there are noises it does not like or that your room has the most comfortable spot to sleep in.
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 leaving it by doing things such as crying and if your cat only wants to go into your room when you are in there yourself. 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.
It wants attention
The reason why your cat has been wanting to come into your room could be that it is looking for attention. This would be more likely if it tends to do it more when you have not been giving it much attention, it only wants to come into your room when you are in there yourself and if you tend to give it more attention when it does it.
Things to consider
Below are some things to consider to help figure out the main cause.
If your cat has always had to be in your room
If your cat has only started coming into your room suddenly, it would help to consider what else happened when your cat first started doing it. If it started doing it suddenly, it could be due to things something causing it to get anxious in other parts of the house or it discovered that it is comfortable in your room.
What else is different when your cat is not in your room
It would also help to consider if there is a certain time that your cat tends to go into your room and what is different about the timing. For example, if your cat also goes there when you are not there, it would be more likely that your cat finds your room comfortable and that it feels safer in there. Whereas, if it only goes into your room when you are in there, it would be more likely that it has some separation anxiety, it feels safer around you or that it is waiting for something from you such as food.
What to do about my cat having to be in my room?
Below are some options you have when dealing with the behavior.
Give it other places to go or let it stay in your room
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 anxious
If your cat seems to be doing it due to anxiety, it would help to limit reasons why it might get anxious without you. Ways to do so could include letting it stay in a quiet room where there is a safe space for it to sleep when you are not with it.
Let it do it
If your cat just seems to want to be around you, another option would be to simply allow your cat to continue doing it.