Cats may jump on your back out of play, a desire for attention, or a need for comfort.
Cats may jump on your back for several reasons. One possibility is that they see it as an opportunity to engage in interactive play or to initiate a game of chase. Cats are natural hunters, and jumping on your back can simulate pouncing on prey. In addition, some cats may jump on your back to get attention or to find a comfortable place to rest. It’s important to provide appropriate ways to play, such as interactive toys, and to discourage this behavior when it becomes annoying or disturbing.