Why Do Cats Yawn When They See You?

Why Do Cats Yawn When They See You

Cat’s have loads of curious behaviors, that’s one of the most endearing things about them, right?

Like jumping in a box the moment you open it, quivering their tails, eating flies..

So, maybe you’ve wondered, why do cats yawn when they see you?

One of my cats do this a lot. It’s not like she hasn’t been sleeping all day or anything, so you know, is she really that tired or is it the sight of me?

There are a few possible reasons your cat is yawning when they see you. See if any of these seem likely to be the reason with your cat in particular:

It’s a Way They Become Alert

Yawning is actually a way a lot of animals become more alert, not less alert as may be the case with you and I.

This is why some cats also yawn when they have a break in a fight or some other intense activity, or before they eat.

It’s Possible They’re Bored

Yawning can mean they are bored, as it often does for us. Cats do get bored, it doesn’t mean they are going to do anything about it of course. Why would you when you can sleep some more instead?

Check if they want to play or do something. Maybe even some petting is just what they want to break up the monotony of their day.

Did They See You Yawn?

Is it just a coincidence that they are yawning because you did as they caught sight of you? We all know about catching yawns, and it can transfer to animals too.

I have to warn you however that if you try to test this you know how it will go, right? Cat’s don’t do anything you want on demand, it just has to happen when they are in the mood.

You Disturbed Them

We all know what it’s like to have a yawn not far from happening but being comfortable or sleeping means it just has to wait.

Well, when you walk into a room a cat will naturally perk up to see who it is. This is when they will let the yawn out at the same time.

This might explain why they seem to yawn whenever they see you. Or someone else for that matter.

So what do you think? Any of the above look like they might be the reason behind your cat yawning when they see you?

Keep trying to figure out why your cat does certain things, it’s part of the fun of living with them.

Will we ever really know exactly what makes them do some of the things they do…