1. Needs Owners Attention:
Many cat owners are also lovers of the computers. They will spend just as much hours on their equipment as they do with their cats. For the cat, this is just totally unacceptable. So what does the cat do? Hop into the owners lap or laptop to let him/her know that little meow is a bigger priority than social media. The cat simply puts him/herself in your site to match up with the attention you give to the computer.
2. For warmth:
What comes out of computers, especially laptops? Heat. If you turn on your laptop and your cat notices and simply hops onto the laptop or the area emitting the heat, the animal maybe just trying to stay warm.
3. Thinks Whats on Screen is Real
The computer screen may have a lot going on it. Especially if the screen is displaying videos, games and any other kind of animation. Cats are always interested in things moving, especially the mouse pointer. The computer screen simply has lots of things moving around for cats to watch.
4. Thinks It Is a Toy
Cats are curious animals. Aside from sleeping all day and gulping down tuna, they will indulge in a little play now and then. Especially if the cat is young (kitten) They see you punching all the buttons on the laptop or desktop computer and see a lot of things popping on and off the screen. They may believe that it is simply a toy for them to enjoy.