We may be obsessed with our feline friends. Someday, try to make a list of things cats love, try to guess what does your Fluffy enjoy? Mouse? Fish? Wire?... But, don’t forget, there is “Roomba” on the list. If it’s not, you clearly don’t know much about cats. Well, that’s alright! You just have learned something new. Even if you put it on the list, there could be a chance of you not actually knowing why cats are so prone to Roombas. Readout this article to know what they think of and you will find the answer!
Explore their domain without walking
Curiosity is one of the few characteristics of cats. It is an indicator of intelligence. Cats have a lovely mixture of great curiosity and great caution. By giving a Roomba for funny exploration, we can support these dual drives in our home.
Cats are predators by nature and have a strong desire to conquer their territory in an instinctual way. In their eyes, the Roomba drives them to a higher position on the top to see their domain without walking by themselves. It also helps them to detect the prey. This is the position of dominance and power.
Moreover, cats do not take into account that the Roomba does all its research to clean their unwanted kitten litter and stray hair. They see it as a flat, warm and cat-sized car that takes them across the house as soon as they sit on it. It’s fun, in short.
Being the Boss
In this respect, sitting on a Roomba is a dominant position. Actually, cats understand the world more than you think and they sometimes have a mind of their own. When it comes to tangling with their strange enemies which keep moving around in their domains, they often find themselves at a disadvantage. Being a boss, they have to keep everything under control by sitting on the top of Roomba.
Likewise, if your boss still triggers fearful reactions toward the vacuum, you have to help them make sense of “who is boss here”. Many pieces of research have proved that cats are very sensitive and can feel threatened or safe by the tone of voice. Therefore, you can deal with this by using a strong tone of voice talking to the Roomba to indicate that you have control over it. Then you can speak to the cats in a soft and calm voice to assure that it is safe. As a result, the new hierarchy will be set on their mind at rest.
Noises and Vibrations
Some cats do not have trouble with the noises of the Roomba and almost love the massaging feeling of vibrations when riding the Roomba. Unlike the cat’s purr, it is possible that these cats may feel pleasant and soothing at a low vibration speed.
However, other cats are always sensitive to both vibrations and loud noises. Roomba often makes noise when activated, it could seem to many cats that the Roomba has a way of ‘chasing’ them, so they often find it as an upright monster. Cats and Roombas sometimes become life-long enemies, and their rivalry could have never ended up without your help.
A warm place to Chill
Every cat loves a cozy and warm place to nap. It is very common when you walk into the room and find your cats are chilling in the sunniest spot. They really enjoy curling up on the sofa, the bed, especially, your laptop while you’re working. Well, let’s think again! Does ‘your fluffy ball’ always nap on anything slightly warm? That’s right! Cats like sleeping on warm things.
Cats’ normal body temperature is higher than human temperature, so they come to a higher tolerance to heat than a human does. Therefore, the fact is that the warm stuff your cat is nuzzling up to might feel a little bit cool to his or her.
It is also true to the Roomba. When the Roomba moves around your home, the battery power started consuming. The power heats up the vacuum surface and creates an ideal place for cats to sit on. There is no reason for them to refuse this.
Cats are adorable just the way they are, but they reach a new level of perfection when placed on top of a Roomba. Yes, that’s right! Imagine one day, you go home after a long day working, and you see your cat is chilling on your Roomba. This cute scene can brighten even a gloomy day!