What is it?
Given the choice, a cat would sleep
all day and hunt all night. In our
homes, cats that nap all day long
are ready to party all night long.
What to do?
First, try to see
this situation from your cat's
point of view. Your cat is acting
like a normal feline. Consider
a strategy such as changing your
cat's work schedule from the night
shift to the day shift by providing
interactive play, you moving the cat
toys during the day. Try to get your
cat really tired, panting is best.
This is a great time to wad
up pieces of paper and toss them on
the floor for your kitten to chase,
fetch, or use for a rousing game of
paper wad hockey.
Feed your cat a big meal
before you go to bed.
Have your cat sleep in a
room at the opposite side of
the house as your bedroom.
your cat during this time. Leave the
room. Do not make it in your cat's
best interest by interacting with
your cat in any way.
What not to do?
Do NOT punish
your cat for normal behaviors.
Responding to cats with aggression
does not teach them but does turn
them off to you.
Do not try
to train your cat
when the cat is in a high state of
arousal. This is not a teachable
moment. Your cat's brain is
having a big feline, wild adventure.
You may be bitten or scratched for
in the wrong place a the wrong time.
Your cat will plea temporary
insanity and be correct!