Why Is My Cat So Mobile at Night?
I was very happy when our yellow queen, who was transferred from the garden to my house, gave birth and filled my small house with three puppies. When a friend of mine who owns a cat said, ‘You must be having sleepless nights,’ I quite naively replied, ‘He cares enough about the kittens, they don’t bother us’. But I had overlooked that the puppies were too small to get out of the box dec and spent almost all their time sleeping. But kittens grow up quickly! A few weeks later, when the puppies came out of the box and started jumping and jumping, my sleepless nights also started. Three male kittens were using me as a trampoline at night! They were doing their best to keep me awake at midnight by chasing each other around the house or exploring high places and trying to climb!
The nightly activities of cats are a complete disaster for all cat owners like me. Imagine, as soon as you fall into a deep sleep, a three-four-pound cat jumps on your chest (which is one of Bidik’s techniques for waking me up!), he attacks your feet or keeps meowing for you to give him food. What do you do? You reward these behaviors by getting up and giving your cat food or trying to calm him down! Even though you know that what you are doing is wrong, you want to resume your sweet sleep as soon as possible.
Cats are actually nocturnal animals by nature. Feral cats hunt during the night, and domestic cats also continue these trends, as ‘night owls’ in our home. Of course, this is also due to the fact that a typical domestic cat lacks daily activities while you are working during the day. That’s why your fluffy friend spends all day taking a nap. And when you get home, his day begins. You feed her, you play with her… and in the middle of the night, your cat reaches the peak of its overflow.
Jeffrey M., author of the book ’Nine Emotional Lives of Cats’ According to Masson, domestic cats most of the time keep up with the sleeping patterns of people in it. But according to research, even cats that achieve this wake up several times during the night. And once he wakes up, your fluffy friend knows every move you make in bed, bounces on you and tries to convince you to play.
So, how can we encourage our cats to sleep?
Closing the door to your bedroom is not always an effective solution. Your fluffy friend will make you give up with his meows and door scratches. The best solution is to get your cat to sleep at night by increasing their activity during the day. This can be a little difficult when you are away from home during the day, but it is possible to create an environment that will attract your cat’s attention and increase the time to stay awake during the day. Let’s see what we can do for this:
You can get a glass-front seating platform for your cat or cat beds that stick to the glass. This allows him to take more care of the outside and devote less time to sleep during the day. It becomes an opportunity to watch butterflies, birds and other creatures through the window.
In addition, putting a bait container for birds on the outside of your windowsill will attract your cat’s attention to the outside for many hours. According to the cat owners who provide these facilities to their cats, the cats who spend time in this way, if any, get along well with other animals in the house! Another solution might be to adopt another cat. Thus, your cat at home will not be bored during the day because he has found a friend for himself, and your cat’s daily activities will also increase. At night, he will now forward game requests to his friend instead of you.
Playing with your cat in the evening before going to bed in such a way as to make him run and jump is also a solution that works quite well. Most cats love to play like a soccer ball, especially with cat-weed toys. Thus, your cat will be tired enough to sleep at night!
In addition, you can adjust your cat’s food order so that it stays calm at night. You can increase the desire to doze off by giving most of your food before bedtime. In addition, if it is convenient for you, you can delay the expectation of food in the morning by having him have breakfast at a later time.
So which ones do I do as a mother of three cats? Me and my cats I think we are lucky in this, because the site where I live has a pretty nice garden. My cats hop and jump in this garden during the day, go hunting, play with other friends, and at the end of the day we return home tired and tired together. Despite this, we rarely have busy nights, even though it’s rare! He’s especially hungry, mostly wants to go out at five in the morning. And I’m mostly not fulfilling his request. After a while, he gives up his insistence and starts watching from the window. And this keeps him busy for hours!
Therefore, my advice to you is to ignore your cat’s movements at night as much as possible. Otherwise, your cat will continue to strengthen these movements, thinking that their behavior has been rewarded. You can get earplugs and close the door to your bedroom. Learning that he won’t get out of bed every time he wakes you up will discourage him from trying. If he is persistently scratching at your door, you can lay the floor outside the door of your bedroom with an adhesive tape.
I can say that the three cats that are currently in my house, the two kittens that are bald and have now grown up, have learned not to make noise when everyone is sleeping at home. I look up at night and they’re all awake, but they don’t make a sound. Rarely, though, do I close my bedroom door when they start making noise. So far, they haven’t insisted on me opening the door. I think the fact that they have three also has an effect on this, because they play with each other most of the time!