Attention-seeking behavior can occur in any cat at any age but during my consultations I’ve seen it most often in cats who don’t receive adequate stimulation or who are left alone for longer periods.
Signs of Attention-Seeking Behavior in Cats
In general, a cat who is trying to get your attention will resort to whatever works. Typical behaviors include:
Pawing at you
Jumping up to be at your level
Walking around and between your legs (typically in a figure-8 pattern)