How Your Cat Is Sleeping?

May 11, 2009 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Behavior

The cats are lovely pets to have. You may know the feeding and rearing of cat.  Many don’t know where the cat sleeps?  Many doubts may arise in your mind regarding this. Will she sleep in your antique quilt?  Will she sleep in easy chair? Will she share the pillow of the owner? Let us discuss about the cat’s sleeping requirement here.

The recent survey conducted online revealed certain interesting facts about the cat’s sleeping place. Nearly 96 percent of the cats lovers allow their pet cat sleep in their bed room.  Nearly 50 percent of the cats are allowed to sleep in the pet owner’s bedroom itself. Nearly 38 percent of the cats share the pillow with their owner. The young kittens prefer to sleep in the pillow while the adult and older cats prefer the foot of the bed to sleep. Quite interesting, is it not?

The sleeping time varies from cat to cat. The sleeping time varies depending on the age. But on an average the feline species spend 13 to 16 hours for sleep. The cats require cozy and warmth for sound sleep. The cats search for the place that is comfortable for her sleep. In case the temperature of the surrounding is more, she prefers a shady corner and stretches her body while sleeping. If the temperature is low [winter], the cats search for warm sunshine or heat source, for good sleep. In winter the cat curl their body to reduce the heat loss.

Not all the cat owners prefer to share their bed with their pet cat. Such people will want to provide special sleeping place for the cat. There is nothing to bother much. There are plenty of beds available in the market for cats, which can be purchased. Some may like to make a bed for their lovely cat on their own. They can do so. Here is certain information about the cat bed. 

The cats require something to sleep. That’s all right. Sheet of paper placed on the middle of the garden is also enough for cats. But it is the duty of the pet owner to provide suitable sleeping place for the cat. The bedding material can be folded towel or blanket purchased from pet shop or taken from the house. Let the bed be flat with soft fabric and some stuffing. The bed should be portable and washable.

 In market beds that are electro-statically charged to capture the fallen hair and dander are available. Bed made of sheep skin or fake fur is also available in the market that provides extra warmth. Different size, shape and color beds are available for cats. The price of the bed varies depending of the size and extra features attached with it.

Cats prefers cup -beds, because the circular design suits the curling habit of the cat. Some beds are provided with removable and washable cloth lining for hygiene purpose.  The cats can sleep well in basket or card board box lined with thick soft blanket.

Just providing comfortable bed is not enough for some cats. The cats love to sleep with their best friend in company. Those who like to share their bed with their lovely pet cat should keep in mind the following facts. The cats don’t sleep whole night continuously. They get up around 4 am for food and play. Cats like to catch anything that moves at night. Hence your hand or leg may get a painful catch of the cat, in case you are sleeping with him.

How Long A Cat Will Sleep?

January 03, 2009 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Behavior

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Most of the house cat owners should know- how much cat sleep is too much? And what should you do if you think your cat is sleeping more? Generally indoor cats sleep a lot than outoor ones because there is no need for search of food for indoor cats.

Cat sleep varies on cat’s personality, activity level, health and age. The cat sleep will be more when they are-

1, Older and Tired

2. Sick

3. Bored

The kittens tend to sleep more than a grown ones because the growth hormone is only released during cat sleep. Cat sleeping is noticed among the house cats at the rate of 13 to 16 hours per day. In contrast, the wild cats are spending only 8 to 12 hours per day.

If your cat is sleeping more than the prescribed hours, it clearly indicates that your cat is going for illness. Cat sleep is also an important factor in diagnosing a cat disease.

Most of cat sleep are light sleep. They can be quickly awaken. The cats will be asleep with their eyelids slightly open. Normal cats will awaken very quickly. There us a thumb rule- " A cat that can be awaken quickly can escape easily from their predators and enemies".  

You can notice that your cat may twitch paws and faces while sleeping. This indicates that your cat is having deep sleeping with dreams. This is quite normal. Don’t panic!!! Immediately consult your vet, if your cat sleeps more than a normal.