Lazy days and cat naps are natural for your cat. In fact, she may spend 12 to 16 hours sleeping or dozing each day. Older cats and kittens can sleep even longer.
But even when she naps, your cat is alert and ready to respond to sudden sounds or movements.
Here are some facts about why your cat naps:
- As a predator, your cat is wired to hunt, mainly at night. Although your house cat doesn’t live the life of a wild cat, she still has the primal instinct to hunt and rest between meals to conserve energy.
- Cats need more protein than dogs and this protein-rich diet requires more rest to help with digestion. Continue reading