Originally Posted by chloe3404
My 3 year old tends to pull his fur out when he is grooming quite a lot. I can wake up in the morning and there will be tons of fur all over the floor. Sometimes I even have to pull it out of his mouth. It is not a big or important problem, just a question as to why he does this. He is so fury that you can't even tell he has pulled any fur out.
Displacement would be one answer. It is a problem. It is not a normal behavior for an animal to pull out its hair like that. Birds will also pull their feathers when stressed. Is your cat stressed out, bored, has something changed in the cats environment?
Is the cat matted and mats are causing pain? How often do you brush? Have you checked for fleas?
This is not something to be taken lightly, it can get very bad very fast.
Also think about all that hair you do not get to that he is swallowing. Not good