Understanding Cat Sleeping Patterns

Your new kitten will sleep up to 16 hours a day, so it’s important to create a comfy spot for her slumber. Designate a corner of your house as the “kitten corner” —a place for her to unwind. The spot should be warm, quiet, and away from high-traffic areas of your home. The area should include her bed, a scratching post for stretching when she wakes up, and a few of her favourite toys.

Remember, though, that cats can be very particular creatures. Don’t be disappointed if your kitten doesn’t take to the spot straight away. Be patient. She’ll come around eventually.

You should also know that cats are nocturnal animals. Don’t be surprised to hear your kitten scampering around at night. You can alter this behaviour somewhat by playing with her in the early evening to use up some of her excess energy. Feeding her supper early helps too. If she still wakes you up at night, resist the urge to feed her or play with her, as this will only reward and reinforce such behaviour.