VIDEO: This Cat Got Seriously Offended When He Realized His Human Had Touched Another Cat

He felt so betrayed!

Jealous cats

Jealous cats

Many kitties get jealous around humans, babies, dogs, and of course other cats. That's what happened with this feline, who turned instantly ferocious when he discovered that his human had been petting another cat. And not just any other... but his archenemy.

The video shows how the woman goes out to pet a stray kitty, and when she goes back inside, her own cat gets seriously upset.

The reason? Jealousy and an old grudge between cats.

Grudges

Grudges

The jealous cat is named Ricky and lives in Texas with his human. The woman explained that the cat outside is a street cat who started coming to her window and seeking out Ricky's company.

One time, the beautifully blossoming feline friendship ended in a fight, and Ricky ended up going to the hospital (you know how cat fights can sometimes get out of control...). Time went by and the cat, as friendly as ever, continued to come back, looking for Ricky. But he no longer wanted to leave the house or go out to see his old friend again.

Rachel, his human, went out to pet the stray kitty one day. Imagine Ricky's anger and sense of betrayal when he found out!

Why are some cats so jealous?

Why are some cats so jealous?

In Ricky's case, his strong feelings are obviously due to the fact that he still associates the smell of the stray cat with a threat. But many cats get jealous even if they haven't had any past traumatic experiences.

Cats are very territorial animals (they're hunters by nature), and they need to have their space under control in order to feel at ease. Any alteration to their routine and space makes them very nervous, and if that alteration is due to the presence of a new family member (human or cat), it's normal for them to become very jealous.

How to handle jealousy

How to handle jealousy

If there's a new cat in the house, it's important that you cat feels sure that they aren't losing your attention or your affection. Spend time with them, play with them, and show them how much you love them.

Remember, too, that it's also very important for them to feel like their property is still theirs. Don't force them to share their food or water bowl, or their litter box. They may be ready to start doing it in time, but that should come slowly and spontaneously.

And whatever you do, don't go around giving love to their enemies like Ricky's human did!

by Andrea Heckler