Water AversionDo rainy days make your kitty-cat purr like a champ? No, rainy days generally do not make cats just happy as sunshine. They generally prefer staying inside rather than getting into any uncomfortable situation such as walking under a heavy rain. The most obvious reason is most of the cats don’t like water. According to Petful, there are several reasons why some cats may dislike water. One is that the cat's top fur is water resistant, and it can become waterlogged when she gets soaked. If this happens, she is weighed down and it will make her uncomfortable as her agility is greatly compromised. Just like humans, cats don't like getting wet when it's cold outside. At the same time, the cat's fur is effective in insulation both from the cold and the heat. For that reason, she will lose body heat to the extent that she becomes hypothermic when her fur becomes waterlogged, according to New Scientist. In addition, a cat’s sense of smell is very sensitive compared to humans. Her sense of smell is finely honed to detect the difference between earthy natural water and chemical-laden water from the faucet. The odour of tap water probably is a turn-off and makes her hate getting wet.
Fear Of Thunder
When Mother Nature displays a light and sound show, cats are the ones who end up hiding. Thunderstorms can be very unsettling for most of the cats. Generally, cats tend to hide under beds or in cabinets until the storm passes. Crashing thunder, pelting rain and streaks of lightning can make our cats anxious. It's common for a cat to be afraid of loud noises, especially thunder. This is due to her amazingly sensitive hearing ability. The highest pitched noise she can hear is up to 65 kHz, which is almost two octaves higher than humans. Typically, loud noises will scare cats, and it all depends on each individual cat. Common ‘scary’ noises for cats are vacuum cleaners and thunderstroms. A cat suffering from a substantial fear of loud noises may start to display anxious behaviour before the thunder begins. The sound of rain drops on the roof, bright flashes of light or even the drop in air pressure may be enough to trigger anxiety. In addition, walking in wet grass constantly stimulates the long whiskers on her paws and disrupts her athletic moves - that's why your cat doesn't enjoy going outside during a rainy day! All the above factors will lead to a cat’s natural avoidance of rainy days.