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Why Kittens Sleep So Much?

FAQs Cindy Castillo August 8, 2022

Kittens love to sleep, and most cats sleep between 13 and 16 hours a day for one simple reason: By sleeping after each meal, they can conserve energy from the meat they eat.

Is it normal for kittens to sleep so much?

When kittens are very young, they tend to sleep a little more than when they are a few months older. It is common for a kitten to sleep between 16 and 20 hours. So if you find that your kitty is spending a lot of time napping, don’t worry.

How much do 2 month old kittens sleep?

Sleep behavior of kittens 2 months old and older

At two months old, your kitten will sleep 18 hours a day on average – just like adult cats. The sleep cycle is still divided into deep sleep and REM sleep, the former lasting 20-25 minutes and the latter around 5 minutes.

Do cats recognize their owner?

Unlike other domesticated animals, cats do not recognize humans as superiors and masters. In fact, they do not even recognize their owners by sight, leading to an undeserved reputation as a aloof species. Cats don’t recognize their owners by looking at them because their resting faces look the same.

How do I know if my kitten is dying?

Do kittens need fan?

Cats can enjoy lounging in front of a standing fan or under a ceiling fan. Like humans, they may like the feel of a breeze in their fur, although it’s not necessary to keep them cool. Overall, cats are efficient at cooling off through sweating and seeking cool resting places.

Should I ignore kitten at night?

While it is usually safe to ignore this type of crying, it can be distressing for both you and the cat, especially if they are persistent. As with much pet training, consistency is key in getting your new cat used to being in your home.

Should I wake my kitten up to eat?

Feed kittens under 2 weeks old at least every 2 hours. Kittens 2 to 4 weeks old should eat every 3-4 hours. If they sleep late at night, don’t wake them up to eat. Feed weak or undereating kittens more often.

References:

  1. https://pawp.com/kitten-sleeping/
  2. https://www.backyardcatenclosures.com.au/blogs/learning-centre/is-your-kittens-sleeping-pattern-normal
  3. https://www.seniorcatwellness.com/do-cats-recognize-their-owners/
  4. https://www.dailypaws.com/living-with-pets/end-of-life-care/signs-a-cat-is-dying
  5. https://www.hepper.com/do-cats-like-fans/
  6. https://www.petsradar.com/advice/do-kittens-sleep-a-lot-how-to-get-a-kitten-to-sleep-at-night
  7. https://www.uwsheltermedicine.com/library/guidebooks/guide-to-raising-underage-kittens/caring-for-kittens-from-birth-to-eight-weeks

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