Is the Relationship You Have With Your Cat Normal?

Is the Relationship You Have With Your Cat Normal?

Do you often find yourself wondering if the treatment you give your cat is the same as other pet owners? Are other cat moms and dads holding full-blown one-sided conversations with their kittens? Are you the only one who sleeps with three cats in your bed every night? If these thoughts often cross your mind, you aren’t alone.

In fact, Joybird was so curious about the average habits of pet owners that they recently conducted a survey to uncover the answers to some of these very questions. See the results below.

Turns out, compared to dog owners, cat parents are much less likely to have their pet sleep on their own bed. Instead, the majority of cat owners sleep with their fluffy feline friends in bed with them. Who can blame them? Cuddling with a pet is one of the greatest ways to feel relaxed, safe, and loved.

If you allow your cat to stroll around the house all day while you’re away at work, you’re in good company. 77% of those surveyed allow their pet free roaming privileges. Only 3% confined their pet to a single room in the house.

We’ve all fallen victim of dropping a bit too much cash on our feline family members. When holidays come around, the pets are often our favorite people to shop for. So, how much are people in your generation spending on their pets month to month? The majority answered “under $50” but those aged 65+ were more likely to spend up to $100 a month.

The fact is, spoiling our sweet cats is fun and it makes not only our pets happy but brightens our day, too! Whether you sleep every night with your cat or you have a kitten who stays outside most of the time, it’s interesting to learn how your regular habits with your pet compare to other owners.

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34 thoughts on “Is the Relationship You Have With Your Cat Normal?

      1. Oh, so true. He taught me that it was cheaper to buy the more expensive food than it was to buy cheap food and throw it away and buy the more expensive one anyway. And I’m a quick learner.😋

  1. When I had one cat she was not allowed on the bed, but with two, it was a constant battle of no and I gave in. I wish I wouldn’t have. They are too hot. I wake up in the middle of the night SO hot because there is a heater sleeping next to me. They are not allowed on the pillows or in that area.
    Is the spending meaning food and litter? For me food alone is between $70 and $100 a month, with litter it is probably about $125-$150. They don’t need any more toys. They would rather play with boxes, paper, string.

    1. Haha sounds a bit like ours they get far too bloody hot at times O.O. I always think of cats as alternative reality heat sinks… they must be drawing in power from another universe or something to be sooooo hot. 😉 LOL

      1. YES! They are. And that same universe enables them to go from 6-10 pounds (I think Nessa is around 6 and Teagan around 10) to 1000 pounds when I try to move them and they don’t want to be moved. They get astonishingly HEAVY. How do they do that? They must get it from the alternate universe!

          1. My assumption is still that cats are actually aliens that were looking for a Gullible race that will worship them as gods and do anything for them. 😉

  2. Recently I added up what I’ve spent on my little black floof over the last six months. It averaged out to about £5 each day! Oops! I have been building her an enormous climbing wall though!

  3. Call me crazy but we all seem to sleep better if our cats have free-reign of their kingdoms. And Jamima loved to sleep under the dooner on her side off the bed. And I slept well too. Just within reach. Cheers,H

    1. LOL. We’ve got a UK King size bed and even that’s not big enough with all the cats and me and my partner xD

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