It’s been a while, but here’s another Wednesday Why!
Why does your cat open doors (and how do they learn how to do it)?
Cats have excellent problem solving abilities so they will try various things until they find something that works. They have great observational skills too so they are probably watching you open doors. Sliding doors are perhaps the least difficult, though it does still require some effort. However, a persistent cat won’t be deterred!
Cats are naturally curious and inquisitive: they want to know what is happening behind the door. Also, you might be behind that door, or a comfy bed, food, or any other reward. Something that is worth the effort from the cat’s perspective. Sometimes that reward is chicken skin from the freezer…