New cat mom Licia adopted a ginger cat in 2021. She had no idea that the sweet kitten she adopted would channel his inner ‘big cat’ and chase her around the house like prey.
Hunter becomes the hunted.
In a viral YouTube video, Licia, mom to spirited ginger cat Mega recounts the first day he put his hunting tendencies on display. She quickly learned that she was not the hunter but the prey.
Following his mom strategically, like a lion predator, Mega felt comfortable in his new home. His mom caught on quickly to Mega’s desire to play rough and followed his lead.
Feisty ginger cat
Seeing how Mega got excited and thoroughly amused, she played along. Following his cues, she engaged with this sassy ginger cat and kept him entertained by playing along.
Despite his size, Mega lives up to his name and behaves like a big cat, not afraid to pounce. Imitating moves from professional wrestling, the duo has fun roughhousing for playtime.
Mega’s mom has adapted to his wild nature and doesn’t mind letting him ‘win’ and beat her up.
The softer side
His mom Licia sees both sides of Mega’s personality. Although he loves to play rough with her, she knows his other side, which melts her heart.
He’s a big cuddle bug and quite loveable when he wants to be. Mega likes to nuzzle up next to his mother’s face and purr when he’s relaxed.
But that doesn’t last long before Mega is ready to play rough again with boxing paws and pouncing feet.
Imitating moves from professional wrestling, the duo has fun roughhousing for playtime. Mega’s mom has adapted to his wild nature and doesn’t mind letting him “win” and beat her up.”
Roughhousing or playing rough with cats is typically not recommended, as there is a fine line between playing for fun and getting injured. When adopting pets and bringing them home, it is essential to establish good training for the animals and boundaries to avoid problems or injuries.
Both humans and animals must be respectful and attentive to each other’s behavioral cues and body language. It’s best to avoid using your fingers, hands, or feet when playing and opt for toys or objects for the cat to play with.
Licia has her hands full. When she adopted her sassy ginger cat Mega, she didn’t quite anticipate getting a feline with wrestling skills.
Mega now has a new sibling at home named Major. It all makes for lively day-to-day at home. You can follow Licia, Mega, and Major on Instagram.
Do you have a feisty cat at home that likes to play rough? What did you think of this entertaining story?