I have to get hysterical with laughter when they all do that! I just never know when it will happen and do all cats do it?
Although the reasons for these amusing actions can vary, it is difficult to pinpoint any one cause. Reasons can be:
- Simple Zest for Life
Although this is a more common reason for kittens and younger adult cats with excess energy, I have occasionally seen senior cats going ballistic for no other apparent reason.
- An Errant Flea Bite
Particularly when meowing is involved, a cat could simply have an itch in a place he can't reach to scratch. If you suspect fleas to be the case, time to de-flea your cat and your home.
- Rippling Skin Disorder
Also called Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome (FHS)is a more serious cause of cats acting crazy. If the skin on your cat's back appears to be rippling while he is chasing about, or if he frequently bites at his back above the tail, suspect this cause and see your veterinarian for treatment options.