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Your Lazy Cat

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

CAT SLEEPING IN SUNCAT SLEEP 2 cat parakeetIt would be an understatement to say that cats take “catnaps.” Cats actually spend about two thirds of their life sleeping. That’s anywhere from 13 to 16 hours a day!  This makes the cat one of the highest ranked sleepers among mammals; not too many other mammals can claim that they spend up to two-thirds of their life asleep.  Many owners believe that cats are nocturnal because they seem to always be awake when their owners get up in the morning. The truth is that cats sleep the most during the night and during the middle part of the day. I can tell you the time (about 10:15 am ) every morning that both of my cats are fast asleep.  That’s because that in the wild, cats  do the majority of their hunting during the dawn and twilight hours, when small prey such as rodents are active. They retain this schedule from their ancestors, therefore they are most active in the early morning and when the sun sets. So if you are feeling guilty that your not home to play with your cat during the day, forget about it, he’s snoozing anyway!

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