Why is my cat obsessed with my bras? Cats are known for being funny, unpredictable, and weird, but this? What is the reason for cats being obsessed with bras?
Cats are obsessed with bras because they like the fabric; they want the stuffed materials in some of them, and it is an excellent place to put their teeth. Cats like that there is your smell in it, and they like the bra straps. Bra straps are perfect for playing.
Let’s see what this weird obsession with bras is.
WHY IS MY CAT OBSESSED WITH MY BRAS?
If you have a cat, it may have happened that as soon as you took out your bra, he sneaked right behind you and took possession of your bra; maybe he ran away with it, or just jumped on it and bit it, or pock it, in other words, your cat has a complete obsession with bras.
Let’s talk about bras for a second. Why are bras so attractive to cats? If you look at bras, you can see they are a perfect versatile object that your cat can use for multiple functions.
First, the bra straps are a perfect toy for a cat to bit on, carry around and play with. And what about the padded bras? Aren’t they perfect for a kitten to sleep in? Soft but not too much, rounded so he can curly on it and take a nice nap.
And what about the smell? Were you just wearing it? Perfect! Now he gets a toy and a sleeping bag with your scent on it. What else could he want? All those things should give a pretty good answer as to why my cat is obsessed with my bras.
WHY DOES MY CAT SLEEP IN MY BRA?
Why is my cat obsessed with my bras, and why would my cat like to sleep on bras? Unfortunately, those are questions for which we will never have an absolute logical answer when it comes to cats. The bra cups are perfect for cat heads and for kittens that can curl up in them.
Sleeping on a bra is, of course, everyday activity for a cat. So let’s think about it for a moment; Bras are comfy, especially the padded ones, but most importantly, they carry your scent. Especially bras that you just took off.
Cats used to sleep in a place you just slept on or were sitting on because they feel more secure if they sleep in an area that carries your scent. Cats like their humans; some may very well think you are the mother cat, especially if you have had them since they were tiny.
You may have seen cats rolling and rubbing against your bra, they recognize there is your smell on it, and of course, they need to mark it, meaning leave their scent on it too, so they know you ( in this case, your bra too) belong to them. So, after understanding him better, it is not difficult to see why my cat is obsessed with my bras.
WHY DOES MY CAT ATTACK MY BRA?
Your cat attacks your bra because it is like a cat toy. Cats can play with anything, but one of their best toys is one with strings to chew on and bite so they can still the entire object and carry it around.
It is similar to the cat’s obsession with bags, plastic, papers, mobile phone cables, plants, and everything else. Your bra is very interesting for cats, and of course, they should investigate the situation and attack it.
IS IT NORMAL FOR MY CAT TO SMELL MY DIRTY UNDERWEAR?
Animals tend to like the smell of their owners, so they sometimes want to go into their owner’s dirty clothes and roll around in them. For example, my cat used to jump into the laundry basket and sleep in it.
Underwear is one of the items of clothing where a person’s unique scent is most pungent. Cats also like to mark their owners with their own scent. This is why cats like to rub up against furniture and their owners because they claim them with their own scent.
Sometimes cats will roll around in dirty or freshly washed clothes because if you wear these clothes that smell like them, then every other cat knows you belong to them. With cats, it is never clear who belongs to who. Do you belong to your cat, or is your cat actually belong to you?
ALTERNATIVE CATS TOYS
If you want your cat to pay attention to other things instead of your bras, you could give him alternative toys to play with. Here are some of the most purchased toys by cats owners and most liked by cats:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why does my cat want to lay on my shoes?
Your shoes have just been outside. Therefore they carry new smells. Your cat may be curious about it and be all over your shoes. Your cat can also smell your scent and feel comfortable sitting in your shoes, playing with them, or even sleeping.
Why do my cats like to smell stinky stuff so much?
Cats are curious. Usually, they would put their nose into anything by default. Cats seem to be built that way. However, when there is a new strong smell, they are all over it, analyzing it, figuring out what it is, and learning from it.
Sometimes I see my cat smelling one thing for 10 minutes. If I bring a shopping bag full of things, he comes right away, sniffing everything until I take everything away. A new smell for a cat tells a story. Cats use the sense of smell to understand many things we can’t.
Why do cats leave their mouths open after smelling something?
It is the funny way cats have to analyze new scents; by doing so, they allow the smell to travel to the back of their mouth to understand better what they are dealing with. Then, somehow doing it, let them perform a better smell check!
Why does my cat like smelling my armpit?
Armpits are a concentration of smell and sweat; cats are for sure attracted to it, especially if it is your smell. They may want to sniff and rub themselves on it to put their scent. Strong odors are magnets for cats.
Why is my cat obsessed with my bras and peed on them?
Cats are obsessed with bras and pee on them to mark your bra with their scent as a territorial act. So your cat wants to be sure that “your” bra is now marked as his bra. I guess this is another weird thing cats do.
Does my cat know my clothes aren’t me?
Yes, cats definitively know somehow clothes aren’t you. My cat would sleep on my clothes when I leave them on the bed, for sure enjoying my scent, but he knows that the clothes are not me.
He also sees me without clothes; he doesn’t act differently.
Is putting clothes on cats bad?
First, we have to see if you can even manage to dress a cat; if your cat lets it be done, great! However, most cats dislike it and prefer not to wear clothes or other things.