Are Cats Afraid Of The Wind?

Is this gray cat with green eyes afraid of the wind?
© Marilyn Gould |
Are cats afraid of the wind, Thomasina? It was very windy yesterday, and my outside cat spent the entire day in his shelter.
-- Concerned

Hi Concerned...
Ugh... I hate windy days. Cats aren't afraid of the wind, but it's really annoying. The howling wind sounds much louder to us than it does to you, and it can actually make our ears hurt. And it drowns out everything, so we can't hear as well as we like to when we're outside.

I don't think your boy was scared. He was just staying curled up in his shelter where it was quiet and little pebbles and bits of dirt weren't blowing in his face.


  1. My cat snowball acts really different when the wind is blowing.N he is an indoor cat.His ears puckker up n his eyes get big

  2. Big alpha male indoor cat suddenly became terrified of wind a few years ago and now he mews like a baby and hides in the cupboards whenever there is even the lightest wind. Today is a beautiful breezy spring day and he is spending in the bowels of a recliner. It's madness.

  3. Poor guy. I'm sorry he's so scared.

  4. I put my cat on an air dehumidifier and, because of the wind, she meowed and tried to hit me.