Cats’ tendency to follow sunlight

Do you ever notice your feline friend always finding the sunniest spot in the house to bask in? Cats have a natural instinct to follow sunlight, and there are a few reasons why they do this.

Firstly, cats love to soak up the warmth of the sun to regulate their body temperature. Sunbathing helps them stay cozy and comfortable, especially during colder days. Additionally, sunlight provides essential vitamins that are beneficial for their overall health and wellbeing.

Moreover, cats are crepuscular animals, meaning they are most active during dawn and dusk. Sunlight triggers their hunting instincts, as it mimics the lighting conditions during their prime hunting times in the wild. So, when your cat is following the sun around the house, they may be feeling more energetic and playful.

To cater to your cat’s love for sunlight, make sure to create cozy sunbathing spots near windows or invest in a cat tree by a sunny spot. Just remember to provide shade options as well, as too much sun exposure can be harmful.

Embrace your cat’s natural tendency to follow sunlight and watch them enjoy their sunny adventures!

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