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Why do cats "fly" around the apartment at night: a simple explanation

Alina MilsentLife
Cats often meow loudly at night

Often, cat biorhythms do not coincide with human ones, so pets that have been peacefully sleeping all day may start 'flying' around the apartment at night and meowing loudly. The owners, tired after a hard day's work, are naturally amused by the cat's nighttime activity.

Experts explain that the dark time of the day is natural for animals to activate their energy because their prey, rodents, are active at night. Details about the reasons for the nighttime antics of cats were provided by Inverse.

According to Davisy Mikel Delgado, a researcher at the University of California School of Veterinary Medicine, after midnight and at dawn, internal rhythms tell cats that it's time to hunt. This is one of the reasons why cats run around the apartment energetically at night.

A cat that has been resting during the day has accumulated energy, and at night it simply 'dumps' its excess, not understanding why the owner does not pay enough attention to it.

Perhaps the animal is just thirsty or hungry, so make sure your cat's bowls are full, and the litter box is clean before going to bed.

Veterinarians say that the cat may feel anxious - it could be irritated by the light from appliances and extraneous sounds. If you have adopted a cat from the street, this behavior will be natural for some time until it begins to trust you and feels safe.

If your normally calm cat starts behaving loudly and literally 'climbing the walls,' it may be time for her to mate.

However, you should pay special attention to your cat's health. Sudden nocturnal activity and irritability can indicate thyroid problems, cognitive dysfunction in older cats, skin diseases, and more.

There is another explanation for nocturnal cat activity - it may simply be a breed characteristic. For example, Siamese cats are known for being quite vocal.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you how long cats live and which breeds are long-lived.

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