It’s already late at night, your house seems to be quiet, but, all of a sudden, something falls. When you go figure out what’s going on, you learn that your cat has been up to something, and, while trying to reach some higher spot, he has dropped an object. Have you ever been in a situation like that, cat sleeping through the day and alert at night? On today’s post, we will explain cat’s habits and show when kittens’ moves may be considered as nighttime hyperactivity and what can be done to handle it. Check it out:
Learn about cat’s habits
Cats are prone to be more active during the night due to their strong hunt instinct, which makes them nocturnal animals – due to this trait, their sight adjusts easily to darkness. In addition, since they get bored easily at night, when they have little to do, they might start exploring your home or playing with one another – in case you have more than one cat. As time passes by, it’s common for a pet to get used to your routine and to learn your habits, especially if your home is busy during the day. If their night activities only happen every now and then, they are considered as a common behavior, so, there’s no need to worry. However, in case your cat comes to develop nighttime hyperactivity, it’s advisable to take him to the veterinarian.
Learn how to handle nighttime hyperactivity
Diagnosing the condition
Diagnosing hyperactivity on a cat is simple: he will be so active late at night that nobody in the house will be able to get any sleep. If your cat has this condition, he will start meowing louder than the usual, running over the place, dropping objects and scratching the furniture. Usually, this kind of behavior is more common in kittens of up to one and a half year of age. However, older cats can also present this type of behavior for several reasons, such as:
– Changes in the routine – for instance, the arrival of a new pet;
– They may be hungry;
– They may be trying to get your attention;
– They may be staying alone for long periods of time during the day.
Slowing your cat down
Depending on the cat’s activeness, the veterinarian may recommend some medicine to help slow them down. It is very important that they also play and do activities that make them spend energy during the day, so that at night they will feel sleepy. Another possibility is restricting the environments to which your cat has access during the night. A good tip would be placing their bed next to yours, that way they will feel safer and calmer, realizing that sleep time has come.
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