Managing Nighttime Intruders

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Certain cats believe that having fun at nighttime is the ideal time. A cat keeper’s cheerful view can be marred by a few restless nights, whether it’s a boisterous game of Hop on Pop or the feline equivalent of the Hallelujah Chorus.


In the wild, cats are most active at dawn and dusk, which are great times for hunting birds and rodents, respectively. The average cat sleeps roughly eighteen hours each day, taking numerous catnaps to maintain the energy required to stalk and pounce successfully. Why are so many humans averse to feline nocturnes, despite their cats’ inherent need for sleep?

Vitality of Youth

When it comes to excessive nocturnal activity, single kittens and feline adolescents are the worst offenders. The kids are bursting with energy and a strong desire to play. Even the smallest flicker, like as a toe moving under a light blanket, can easily set them off – and predatory perform. Some people have been awakened by a kitten swiping at their eyes during the rapid eye movement phase of sleep!

If this describes you, don’t give up. Young felines may be exhausted by interactive play an hour or so before bedtime. The elderly cat is more difficult to manage. Making the bedroom as dark as possible, because cats cannot see in pure darkness, can also help you relax. They are, nevertheless, extremely adept at moving around in low light.


The energetic cat may need to retreat to her own playhouse, which is located at the opposite end of the house. She can spend her time here bouncing ping-pong balls and stringing toys about without bothering her human companion. This nightly isolation is usually only necessary until the cat reaches maturity. A second young cat with a comparable degree of activity could be a lifesaver for working homes. The two felines will become fast friends as the humans go about their business, stalking and pouncing on each other.

Who is in charge here?

At quarter to five, a little tap on the cheek; at ten to five, a firmer tap. With 5 a.m., the tap had been replaced by a head bump, a fuzzy body wipe to the face, and an impatient screech close to your ear. At this point, how many cat owners have gotten up and filled the food bowl in order to get an extra hour or two of sleep?

Unfortunately, the cat’s conduct has been lavishly rewarded, and rewarded actions become habitual. Grisabella has trained you to execute her will. However, with time and work, these inclinations can be changed. Assuming you feed your cat enough to meet her daily nutritional needs, turn over and ignore her when she comes tapping. As she raises the stakes, pull the covers over your head or play ‘possum.’ No matter how hungry she becomes, do not get up and feed her, otherwise you will become putty in her paws. Unrewarded activity will quickly vanish.


The Moonlight Serenade

Two types of animals create nocturnal arias: estrous females and senior felines. The simple remedy to the hormonally charged female vocalizing for suitors is to spay her! What cat wouldn’t love a feather wand or a fishing pole toy? If your elderly cat starts keeping you awake at night, it’s time to take him to the vet. Elderly cats may appear more restless at night for a variety of reasons.

As mammals develop, their sleep-wake cycles vary. Others become hypersensitive when their senses deteriorate. Their ability to adapt to environmental changes deteriorates, and they become more susceptible to stress. Illnesses such as hyperthyroidism can also produce excessive vocalizations. The specific cause of your cat’s vocalizations can typically be determined by careful history taking and medical tests. If you make a few changes, you’ll soon find yourself drifting off to the throaty purr of a contented cat.


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