My almost 5 month old kitten has her nights and days mixed up. How can i correct her?

Asked by Primrose on Aug 19th 2013 in Behavior & Training
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I'm not sure what you mean by "mixed up." Cats are most active at dawn and twilight, and go through regular cycles of play, eat, sleep the rest of the day and night. Kittens' cycles are much shorter and more frequent - they have bursts of wild energy followed by long naps. There's nothing for you to correct. As she gets older, she'll settle down and may adjust her schedule somewhat to yours. If you are bothered because she wakes you up at night to play, you might want to put her in her own room with lots of toys and things to climb on to keep her occupied.

Monster answered on 8/27/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Yes, cats are considered nocternal. In the wild the hunt at night and sleep during the day. She will settle down and start sleeping at night. Cats sleep upwards of 18 hours a day. One thing that may help is playing with her before bed. Wear her out before you turn in.

Nicholas answered on 8/31/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


LOL. She doesn't have her days & nights mixed up - she's a kitten - she has more energy than the sun! Sylvester hardly ever slept when he was that young...with time, she'll even out - she will slowly start sleeping more and wake you less.

Sylvester answered on 9/4/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer