Why Cats Sleep So Much?
Whenever you look, you will find the cat asleep. When you get up to work in the morning, you find the cat sleeping like a ball on the couch.
While you are dressing, having breakfast - your pet seems to be spinning yo-yo under your feet. But just feed it, and the cat will immediately head back to bed.
When you leave for work, it looks like the troublemaker has already washed up and is "sleeping" again. You still see your pet sleeping on the couch again after returning from work. And then suddenly you wonder if my pet is sick?
In this regard, you can calm down. Cats behave like this because nature, creating felines, endowed them with a unique organism, the biological characteristics of which are conducive to a very long sleep. And if for a person, 8 hours is enough sleep and we can feel great the rest of the day, then a feline needs at least 14-16 hours for this, that is, twice as much.
How do "cat affairs" affect the sleep duration of cats?
The sleep duration of our furry pets directly depends on the dynamics of their activity, which, in turn, is closely related to the environment in which they live. For example, if it's an apartment in which the cat lives, its mobility is limited by the walls. Inside this perimeter, the animal has nothing special to do.
If it is a male cat, following the built-in reflexes, he constantly walks around the entire living space, checking if any foreign felines dared to wander into his territory without asking. The young male's organism is still growing, and so that all his muscles and motor skills develop in the right rhythm, nature has endowed him with a tendency to playfulness. And the more the cat is played, the more he sleeps.
At a young age, kittens get so tired of games that they can sleep for days. Naturally, therefore, they tend to fall asleep literally "on the go." Even just sitting down to sit down and throw their thoughts, they are "cut down" and amusingly toppled to one side, as evidenced by heaps of amateur videos on the Internet.
But over time, cats living in an apartment lose the ability to "check the boundaries" of the territory because they get used to the fact that none of the cats ever appears here except for them. They begin to move less as they lose their penchant for playfulness. Therefore, they sleep less. But even if the cat sleeps not 16 hours a day but only 14, it will still seem that he sleeps too much.
For cats with free-range, like living in a house with a garden plot, the territory of responsibility is more extensive, so cases of intrusion are above the roof. These guardians snooze after each patrol around the area following the meal.
Female cats are not much different from male ones. They are constantly either searching for a partner or in a state of bearing kittens. Both consume many calories and vitality; therefore, they sleep even more than males.
Sleep as a cost of sterilization
Sterilized cats sleep even more. But this is no longer because they move less, but because they start to eat more. In felines, the digestion process is much more efficient during sleep. Therefore, it turns out that the more they ate, the more they slept.
To top it off, try yourself to try to lead a carefree life within four walls. You are not attracted to the opposite sex, have everything. Owners will always do and give everything for you. What else do you have left to do? Walk to the bowl, eat, go to the toilet, wash and enjoy lying on the bed. You sleep where you chill.