If you are a cat owner, you have no doubt experienced the middle of the night pouncing that inevitably occurs with every cat. It can be frustrating and confusing at first, but there is a s simple explanation and some even simpler solutions.
Why Do They Do It?
Cats are naturally nocturnal. This means they enjoy the night time the same way we enjoy the daytime. Most of us are busy at work or school during the day and if we have house cats they tend to sleep all day while we are away. It’s great that cats can be so low-maintenance this way, and in fact it’s why a lot of people choose owning a cat over a dog. It’s not that great, however, when you’re trying to sleep and they run around and meow at night. The basic reason is because they have a lot of energy from all the sleep they got all day.
How Do You Control It?
We say “control” because you definitely cannot completely “stop” it. Cats will always be active at night. The trick is wear them out and feed them before you go to bed. Food comas are a great way to influence sleep in a cat. Also, having some different types of toys for them to play with while you are away helps a lot too. Cats love looking out the window, so giving them access to that will give them something to do.