Why Do Cats Meow All Night? Seriously? Do you ever wonder why some cats yowl and meow and others give out a high-pitched prolonged cry and exactly why do cats and kittens cry?
Then there are those who just scream at you at the top of their lungs! Oh yeah… that one wants FOOD! What are the reasons and what could be the problem behind all this noise?
What is it that right when you get settled into bed, it’s time to relax…get all comfy… and then…. the baby cries err I mean… the cat is wide awake!
I am here to help us both out so I searched high and low on the web to find answers to our little furry children’s dilemma!
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Why Does My Cat Yowl All Night?
Cats can excessively cry and yowl all night long. But, why? There are lots of reasons why this happens. Your cat may want to wake you up because they need your companionship.
Other reasons could be the following:
- Hungry, thirsty– Did you check their bowls before going to bed? This is your wake up call!
- Is Feline being territorial? Doesn’t want to share their space?
- A female cat may be in – heat – is there an outside guest in your yard? Hmm…. the plot thickens...
- Male cats fighting over your female guests? The nerves of all this racket!
- Scared or fearful – Is your cat scared of their new home?
- Maybe they need to be close to you and want to wake you up because they need your assurance that they are safe. Kitty may also need some hugs, love, and food!
Why Do Cats Meow All Night? – What Can I Do?
Newly adopted kittens barely weaned from there Mama. This is a very stressful time for both you and your kitten. They miss their Mama and their siblings.
What happens next? A kitten in tears and what can one do to help this furry little child out?
Sometimes it can get to be a little too much, too soon for a baby to handle. I know when my daughter leaves to go back home, several states away, I will cry when I see her leave and she cries because she misses me too.
Kittens Are No Different!
Remember when integrating your new furry child into your family, make sure you have comfort items available, lots of toys, food, and water and perhaps a playground tree or laser toys to play with them.
Why Do Cats Meow All Night? – What’s Wrong With My Kitten?
- Stress and anxiety – Just be patient and your new kitty will soon relax. It just takes time.
- Lonely- Your Kitten may be lonely like I mentioned before or she could be bored, so she tries with all her might to wake up her new mama for much-needed TLC…. at midnight!
Coming from their Mama’s love and snuggling with their siblings can lead a kitten to become lonely and anxious when they are first taken away – from the only family they have ever known.
Just give it a few nights for your furry child to adjust and get used to her new home because she will adjust and get settled in eventually 🙂
Why Do Cats Meow All Night? – How can you help?
What you can do to help kitty is put a little stuffed animal in their bed so they won’t feel lonely.
Roll up a towel so the kitty can snuggle next to it and you can also put a cat heating pad, the warmth will help them sleep.
Hopefully through the night and if that doesn’t work. then what I do is bring the kitten to bed with me. Surround her with blankets and let her snuggle next to my side.
This is my training time for her too. and that when kitty sees me go to bed, she will know its time for her to go to bed too!
She will get used to my routine. Your routine will become her routine and just be patient and everything will work out one meow at a time.
Sparrow Loves Bedtime – Helping a Kitty Out
A little note about Sparrow. After all this website is named after him! lucky little cat! Mr. Sparrow would love to get ready for bed.
When I get ready for bed and put my nightclothes on and go brush my teeth, he would get his evening snack, drink some water and then use the littler box.
By the time I was done and getting comfy under the covers, he’d jump on the bed with a meow… interpretation:
Hello Mommie! And then he would come up to me and then meow meow…
It was my cue to lift up the covers so that he could crawl in and turn around and then snuggle up by my side!
Dreams were at hand and we would talk a bit, then I would kiss his forehead and both of us would drift off to sleep till morning!
Awe… yes! Great times!
Why Do Cats Meow All Night? – If All Else Fails – Buy Kitty a Turtle!
Yes, you heard me right! Get your cat a pet of its own! I’ve done this in the past and it really helps with their separation anxiety and the loneliness.
Get a turtle when you get your kitten, that way they can grow up with each other and become pals! If a turtle doesn’t work, get your kitten or cat a puppy, bird, gerbil or a cat of its own?
It’s something they can bond with and when you’re at work or on errands, your cat won’t be alone and will have someone to snuggle with when you aren’t around.
Cats cry for several reasons, from yowling, meowing and occasional screams of hunger. It’s a normal part of their interaction with you!
This vocalization is learned by your reaction when they have certain cries or meows for certain things.
Well Trained In The Long Run, You Might Say?
Yes, cat parents will eventually get with the program and then…
A happy kitty with a well-trained human parent is all they ever wanted! Your kitty or cat will adjust, it takes time and patience and love.
Don’t worry, all the crying will subside once your cat or kitten gets comfortable and learn that you are their cat parent’s now and will take care of them.
What are some things that you have done or have done to help transition a new cat or kitten to your family? What has worked and how long did it take your little furry child to adjust? Please leave a comment if you like this post.
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Meowz to you!
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