How to Calm an Active Cat at Night Time

Do you sometimes feel like your cat turns into a nighttime ninja, zooming around your home with energy levels equivalent to a rocket? If you're a cat parent, chances are you've experienced the midnight crazies firsthand. But fear not, fellow feline lover! In this blog post, we'll explore some tips and tricks to help you tackle your active cat during the night, ensuring a peaceful slumber for both of you.


Engage in Playtime

Just like human children, cats need to burn off their excess energy. Dedicate some time in the evening for interactive play sessions with your feline friend. Grab a wand toy, a laser pointer, or even some crinkly balls, and get moving! Engaging in these play sessions before bedtime will help tire out your cat, making them more likely to settle down for the night.


Create a Calm Environment

Prepare your cat's sleeping area to be the ultimate sleep sanctuary. Make sure they have a cosy bed, away from any noisy distractions. Providing a designated sleeping spot for your cat, such as a comfy blanket or a cat tree, will help establish a routine and encourage them to stay put during the night.


Establish a Consistent Routine

Cats are creatures of habit, and establishing a consistent nighttime routine can work wonders. Feed your cat their last meal of the day a couple of hours before bedtime. Engage in a grooming session to help them relax and feel pampered. By sticking to a routine, your cat will learn that nighttime is for winding down, not for tornado-style zoomies.


Use Puzzle Feeders

To keep your cat mentally stimulated during the night, consider using puzzle feeders. These interactive toys require your cat to work for their food, providing both entertainment and a full belly. By engaging their hunting instincts, puzzle feeders can help tire out your cat and encourage them to settle down for some well-deserved catnapping.


Rule Out Underlying Medical Issues

High energy levels at night can be normal cat behaviour but in some situations it can also be a sign of an underlying medical issue such as high blood pressure. If you’re concerned this might apply to your cat, particularly if the hyperactivity at night is new or has changed, then we would recommend consulting with your vet.


While an active cat at night may disrupt your sleep, with a few adjustments and strategies, you can restore harmony to your nighttime routine. Remember, every cat is unique, so it might take some trial and error to find the perfect combination of tips that work for your feline friend. By engaging in playtime, creating a calm environment, establishing a consistent routine, and using puzzle feeders, you'll be well on your way to taming your nighttime ninja and enjoying a peaceful night’s sleep.


So gear up, fellow cat parents, and let's conquer the midnight crazies together! If you have any questions or would like any additional advice, please contact our team.