Cats’ sleep cycles

Cats are known for their unique sleep cycles, which can sometimes leave us humans feeling envious of their ability to nap all day long. But have you ever wondered why cats sleep so much? Well, it turns out that cats are crepuscular animals, meaning they are most active during dawn and dusk. This natural behavior is a result of their hunting instincts, as these are the times when their prey is most active. In the wild, cats would spend a lot of their time hunting for food, so conserving energy during the day by sleeping is essential for their survival. Even though our domesticated feline friends may not need to hunt for their meals, this behavior is still deeply ingrained in them. On average, cats sleep for about 12-16 hours a day, with older cats and kittens sleeping even more. It’s important to provide a comfortable and safe space for your cat to rest undisturbed during their sleep cycles. Make sure they have a cozy bed or blanket to curl up on, away from any loud noises or disruptions. So, the next time you see your cat snoozing the day away, remember that it’s just their natural sleep cycle at work. Embrace their inner hunter and let them get the rest they need to stay happy and healthy.

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