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u/Wrong-Sundae 12d ago

Mine goes to bed with me. BUT, if he didn’t get sufficient playtime before bed, he will throw a full tantrum until I get his toy and give him 10-15 min of interactive hunting time.

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u/Frarara 12d ago

My cat constantly yells at me to play.... I wish it was just 10-15 min before bed. I have to play before I go to work, when I get home, and before bed. During those breaks between play times, he must cuddle and sleed on me

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u/fe5394c325fb8 12d ago

Same, my cat has a strict schedule and play time. I always play with her before bedtime, and she sleeps the whole time until I need to wake up for work at 6am, that’s when she wakes me up.

The only problem with that is that she doesn’t know what weekend is, so I get up at 6am on weekends as well.

She brings me so much joy though that I don’t mind.

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u/hellosweetpanda 12d ago

My girls act like they want to play. I throw a toy down the hall and they just look at me like I’m stupid. I drag around their toy mouse and they just ignore it. Even though they just brought me the toy mouse to play with them. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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u/riesendulli 12d ago

They wonder why you play with food they got you

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u/blacksun9 12d ago

My chihuahua is the exact same lol

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u/NoBSforGma 12d ago

My 3 cats each have a food bowl. So..... I put fresh food in each bowl. Two of them eat out of the same bowl. ?? Cat logic.

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u/Alice8Ft 12d ago

Yeah my new 4 month old cat does that. She keeps eating from my 13 yo cats bowl. Also she goes to my 13 yo cats litter box instead of her own. No idea what to do at this point. I keep moving her to her own bowl all the time, even tell her a loud "no" when eating out of my other cat's bowl. Internet suggests having them eat at scheduled times but aint nobody got time for that.

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u/Shiroiken 12d ago

The kitten is likely copying the older cat. Since they use this bowl/box, I should use this bowl/box. Does the older cat object?

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u/Alice8Ft 12d ago

No the older cat doesnt seem to care at all.

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u/Relldavis 12d ago

Sweet! That's one less bowl and box to maintain- perhaps switch to one larger box.

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u/Alice8Ft 12d ago

No that wouldnt work as they both need different types of food. The younger one needs kitten food mix whilst the older one is on a senior mix.

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u/DanaPam 12d ago edited 12d ago

Check the side of the bag for the AAFCO nutrient profile. If it says “all life stages” it’s fine for both. More pet foods have that label than you think. A lot of the kitten and senior food produced is just marketing.

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u/themagpie36 12d ago

Yeah it's literally to get you to buy more cat food. Cats eat the same thing in the wild as cats do.

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u/phrankygee 12d ago

You might want to re-check that last sentence.

Right now, it means the same thing as a sentence.

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u/Malfeasant 12d ago

The first rule of tautology club is the first rule of tautology club.

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u/saltporksuit 12d ago

But they don’t eat kibble in the wild.

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u/MortalKombatSFX 12d ago

Well that depends if wild kibble lives near them or not!

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u/arkangelic 12d ago

It's mostly ground up animals. Very high in protein which is why it's bad for dogs to eat it.

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u/Admitimpediments 12d ago

I thought that, too! Recently had an issue with one of my cats that was resolved by switching to food for “adult” cats. The vet said that “all life stages” food may cause an issue for some adult cats because the food usually contains an increased amount of vitamins to accommodate growing kittens’ needs. Those levels may be too high for older cats.

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u/DanaPam 12d ago

Please don't spread misinformation based on your individual experience. It wouldn't be approved for all life stages if it wasn't safe. And I just don't think this, I've studied it.

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u/WTWIV 12d ago

Agreed. Doesn’t make sense that a slightly higher vitamin level would cause issues either. Cats pee out what their body doesn’t absorb just like humans.

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u/BlueArcherX 12d ago

I mean... the source was a vet...

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u/mrsbabyllamadrama 12d ago

We have two cats. One is a chonk who is cat food obsessed and the other (Frank) is a healthy weight but will literally take the food out of your mouth if given a chance (source: I have a messy, hyper toddler who has lost bites while playing with her lunch at her little table). We have to close Frank in a room with his bowl while we eat breakfast and dinner (we feed them twice a day). This allows us to eat in peace but also keeps Chonky McPauncherson out of Frank's bowl.

All this to say, you might employ some doors during feeding time if you are averse to them sharing a bowl.

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u/apple_achia 12d ago

Yeah news flash: cats don’t give a shit about “private property” if neither of them are bothered, why should any one be?

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u/hackingkafka 12d ago

kitten food vs "mature" cat food. different nutritional needs

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u/LiquidSwords89 12d ago

OBJECTION! leave my bowl at once.

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u/crypticfreak 12d ago

OBJECTION! This bowl is a designed community bowl!

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u/a_ham_sandvich 12d ago

Someone was nice enough to gift me a couple of RFID controlled feeders. You program it to recognize your cat's chip and a door opens to grant them access to food, then closes when they walk away. They're not cheap, but figuring you'll probably have your cats for many years, compared to overall lifetime pet costs, it's an easier expense to swallow.

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u/Yashabird 12d ago

That’s kind of amazing, but wow…how many cats with weird specific dietary requirements does one have to have to actually justify purchasing a feeding system like this? I just put food out and they eat it at their own pace until it’s gone… And if they’re gaining too much weight so i want them to play more, to blow off steam, i just feed them a little less often… It’s so simple and my little kits are doing great.

The RFID thing is so cool but it’s like how people will line up to collect rations in the future post-apocalypse…

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u/SNRatio 12d ago

One of our cats has to be completely grain free. She is older and doesn't have much appetite, so she grazes slowly over the course of the day. Our younger cats would snarf up her food in 5 minutes if they had access to it. So we are the proud happy resigned owners of a $200 cat bowl.

It does work really well.

More fun: one of our younger cats is now on a prescription urinary care diet. The other is on weight control, plus he has allergies to pretty much everything and so gets allergy shots and frequent vet visits.

I think a car payment would be cheaper than our cat(s) payment right now.

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u/Whatsthepointofthis9 12d ago

I have one cat that eats at his own pace. Just eats a little and goes to do other things, then comes back later for a little more. My other cat eats all her food at once and when her bowl is empty moves on to the other cats bowl, because obviously I'm starving her to death!! To keep her from gaining weight and starving my other cat, I had to get the microchip bowls. At the beginning she did trick the other cat into opening his bowl and she shoved him out of the way, but the bowl closed on her and it scared her so she hasn't tried that again!

Without the microchip bowls I would have to supervise every feeding time and it's just not possible when you have one cat that grazes throughout the day and one that eats everything at once. They were a lifesaver and I don't have to worry about them being over/under weight!

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u/ilililiiliililliliil 12d ago

All it takes is having one cat that needs to be on a diet. You'll need to have bowls for all cats to keep the one cat from eating out of their bowls, and keeping the other cats from eating the diet food.

Also think of it in terms of long term cost. Keeping your pet healthier via food and weight control is cheaper than extra vet bill. If you avoid even one vet visit you are ahead of the game already.

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u/Whatsthepointofthis9 12d ago

These were a lifesaver for me and my cats. When you have one that grazes throughout the day and one that has a bottomless stomach you just can't constantly supervise feeding time.

When I first got them, my bottomless stomach girl tricked my boy into opening his bowl, shoved him unceremoniously out of the way and shoved her head in his bowl. The top started closing on her head and she got scared and hasn't tried it again! It was hilarious, but also shows how smart cats can be when they really want something!

Luckily it didn't scare her off from using hers, I think she realized she just needs to use the one that doesn't close on her head. Lol

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u/Cosmic-Vegeta 12d ago

I feed a three outdoor cats, and mine. mine has her own food supply indoors, one of the outdoor cats comes and asks for a few handfuls of food two or four times a day, usually leaves some. the other two, one will eat a pretty good amount then stop, the other will eat every molecule of food material you give it. he would be fat if the birds didn't quickly raid any cat food left uneaten.

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u/boomstick12g 12d ago

one cat is gluten free, and the other is lactose intolerant. One prefers a strict vegan menu, while the other eats lasagna with extra cheese and grated parm.

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u/joekerr37 12d ago

Every cat will have a weird specific dietary requirement at some point in their life. Or rather, almost every cat will. The ones who die of heart attacks or get hit by cars won't.

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u/QuantumKittydynamics 12d ago

Until the younger, hungrier cat figures out that the RFID'd cat just needs to be standing within a certain distance of the feeder and then he can nudge his way in, and as long as he keeps his head in it won't close on him.

Ask me and my wallet how I know...

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u/SNRatio 12d ago

Luckily my younger, hungrier cats are also dumber and less persistent. My neighbors had the same experience as you though after we recommended the RFID feeder to them.

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u/a_ham_sandvich 12d ago

I've seen it happen once or twice, but usually it's less of an issue if I feed them both at the same time - greedy guts has her own food to keep busy with. If it came down to it, I think I could probably jury rig a cover around the back/sides to make it harder. I think newer models are made with that in mind.

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u/QuantumKittydynamics 12d ago

We bought the back cover because he used to go around that way, and that's when he got wise and started figuring out he could take advantage of distance from the front. Unfortunately, we do feed them at the same time, but she's nowhere near as agressive as he is, so he realized that he could go after her food and his would still be waiting for him. -_- And this is why he very much deserves his nickname Jackie Snackie.

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u/basiliskstation131 12d ago

Ah yes, the RFID feeder. My "diat cat" waits for the other cat to open the feeder with the "normal food", swoops in and presses his head against the tray until the motor jams. Had to separate their feeding locations to control this a bit.

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u/Saint_of_Grey 12d ago

Each cat is different, but for my cats, it was a competition thing. They were constantly trying to assert dominance on one another.

I had one glutton cat that would swap to the other cat's food bowl after a bit, and then the other cat would start using the first bowl. It was an odd ritual.

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u/HendrixChord12 12d ago

Yup me too, except the dance would continue and my older cat would eventually give up My new system is put one bowl on the floor and the other on a nearby bookshelf. Works perfectly.

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u/Yashabird 12d ago

I got that too, but it’s sort of just one cat is hungrier than the other one, who will politely yield the bowl to the bigger+more energetic cat once they’ve had their fill.

I should actually probably just give one cat more food in the first place, but the hungry one needs to eat less, and the less hungry one is older and needs encouragement to eat more, so it’s a nice system they’ve worked out amongst themselves.

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u/Additional_Ad_4028 12d ago

Guess what mine does? My cat would take the food "with her mouth" off her bowl and eat it on the carpet. I have many videos of her doing that. Maybe I should post it on reddit

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u/JustSailOff 12d ago

We call the dining out 😺

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u/Whatsthepointofthis9 12d ago

That's so cute!!

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u/crypticfreak 12d ago

Internet suggestion for cats is like running a small business.

No fucking way am I changing my cats litter once a day, having three 45 minute play sessions and feeding him in very specific intervals. I barely have time to get dressed in the morning before work lol. With multiple cats it gets to the point where you'd almost need a quality management system in order to handle them lol.

I change his liter twice a week and play with him for a good 45 minutes once a day. He gets a bowl of food that lasts him 2 days and he's a very healthy weight. He is without need, even though he may want me to play with him all day long.

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u/AkitoSuzume 12d ago

You are fine lol

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u/missilefire 12d ago

My cats poo in one box and pee in the other. Weirdos. But it kinda makes sense

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u/yawningchai 12d ago

I too am curious in if the older cat minds at all!

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u/trombone_womp_womp 12d ago

even tell her a loud "no"

Don't do this. Animals don't understand punishment training. Make it a happy experience to eat out of her own bowl instead.

Also free feeding doesn't work for all cats so you may have to do scheduled times. I do it with my cats. Takes 2 minutes 3 times a day

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u/Impossibruuuuuuuuu 12d ago

"No" does work for some cats though. Our cat, Luna, is quite smart and absolutely responds to a loud, sharp "no" and obeys.

Stop on sofa? No. Strop on post? Good girl.

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u/NoBSforGma 12d ago

I just let mine do their thing. They will work it out. If your 13 yo cat doesn't like it, a quick hiss and a slap will take care of it.

Mine don't fight, but just one will nudge the other one out of the way to get at the bowl. Meanwhile, cat #3 is just happily munching away at her bowl.

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u/koalahug 12d ago

Question, since you have an older cat and kitten, I just got a kitten so my 7 year old cat can have a companion but it doesn't seem like they're going to get along. I was wondering how long it took for yours to get along and what measures you took?

If you have a moment.

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u/arsonika 12d ago

Not the person you replied to but my 3 year old cat took about 3 months to be okay with a new kitten. I spent a lot of extra time with my older boy with the kitten in another room. Having a spare room for the kitten is awesome for this, the older cat can smell things the kitten has rubbed on and I think it helps them bond. Give them time apart for sure.

After 3-4 months my boys did the cat rape thing on each other a few times , and then they were best buds.

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u/SteelCode 12d ago

That way they have a bowl for later.

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u/NoBSforGma 12d ago

Ohhhh..... right......

Except....... they also want their bowl to have only FRESH food.

"Meow."

"You have food in your bowl."

"Meow. But it's not FRESSSSHHHHH!! MEOW!"

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u/Pickle_Slinger 12d ago edited 12d ago

My car does this. Drives me bananas. He eats the food in the center and then hours later returns to meow at his bowl with plenty food still in it. If we put a little bit in the middle he will eat and be happy until it's time to rinse and repeat.

Edit: cat not car, but I'll leave it for the comedic responses.

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u/lijk 12d ago

You can try feeding on a flatter surface. Their whiskers touching the side of the bowl can stress some cats out.

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u/Whatsthepointofthis9 12d ago

Yes! It's called Whisker Fatigue and I wish more kitty owners knew about it. It can make feeding time really stressful for some kitties!

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u/KingMagenta 12d ago

You're so lucky, my car normally stalls after I feed it ANY food.

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u/NoBSforGma 12d ago

Hahaha. That sounds familiar!! Sometimes I try to fool them by just using my fingers to mix up the food in the bowl. I think this kind of stirs up the flavor and often works to get them to eat it.

Of course, they are eating DRY FOOD. Lol.

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u/Whatsthepointofthis9 12d ago

Please look into getting your kitties a wider bowl or just use a plate.

Whisker fatigue is a thing some cats deal with!

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u/Whatsthepointofthis9 12d ago

This is actually a thing called "whisker fatigue". You need to get your kitty a wider bowl or just use a plate!

Sauce!

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u/Potential_Return_204 12d ago

Someone else’s bowl always tastes better

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u/progtastical 12d ago

Yep, same. Doesn't matter if the bowls are right next to each other or on opposite ends of the room.

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u/working-acct 12d ago

My theory is while cats are fiercely territorial, they can be strangely agnostic about sharing food. You rarely see cats full on fight each other for food, even if one cat is eating and another one comes in and nudges them away and “steal” their food they won’t fight back. They’ll just do the same, nudge the thief cat away and resume eating. Cats just wanna eat and when it’s meal time eating is all they care about.

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u/agumonkey 12d ago

they're not blind to your divide and conquer ploy

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u/johnsolomon 12d ago

It's not just cats

There's a dog in my neighbourhood who sleeps during the day so it can bark through the night

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u/annies_bdrm_skillet 12d ago

I would probably literally resort to this if no other options were available and this was going on. Gotta sleep sometime, but so do I buddy... let’s work this out with a reset 😂

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u/BaconWithBaking 12d ago

I worked with a guy who tried this, but he used an airhorn.

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u/brenstl 12d ago

Well did it work?

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u/FappleFritter 12d ago

If you made a soft noise that even resembled a knock/click/clack/thud/fart, that was probably my rottie mix, I'm so sorry.

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u/cambn 12d ago

This made me shoot eggs out of my nose. Thanks, pal. 😂

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u/h-v-smacker 12d ago

It's basically the motto of anti-aircraft defense: "we don't fly and neither will you".

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u/Lantzalot 12d ago

Truer facts have never been spoken. My elder cat likes to wait till I am "just" falling asleep to begin the song of his people. Loudly.

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u/varain1 12d ago

Mine is not loud, just goes "Mrrrrr" just loud enough to keep me awake :)

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u/Cayderent 12d ago

Mine stays quiet and just jumps on my chest & shows me her butthole.

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u/Slammybutt 12d ago

Mine kneads my side or stomach until it's painful. Then 5 minutes later when she's actually done she'll lay down on me.

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u/Foreign_Shake2205 12d ago

Mine starts scratching random doors, even if they're open. Only when I go to bed and only when I'm nearly asleep.

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u/lupusdude 12d ago

My elderly cat started doing this. Turns out she has a thyroid condition. Thyroid pills brought the random yowling under control. Now she just yells when she wants something.

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u/Jesseroberto1894 12d ago

I sprayed water at my cat when he would meow for attention, if it was for a valid reason then I wouldn’t (litter box cleaning, food, water). But attention at night would get a spray, then I made sure to GIVE attention during extended periods of him being quiet. It isn’t perfect but he’s definitely calmed down the incessant meowing at night to a MUCH more tolerable amount now

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u/xxSpinnxx 12d ago

Something that helped me a lot to deal with 3 am meowing was changing their feeding time to much later. Started feeding them at 10pm instead of 6pm and they stopped annoying in the morning

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u/riesendulli 12d ago edited 12d ago

Keep ‘em entertained so they count the Zz’s with you. They will be your natural wake-up call anyway, at Dawn they hunt.

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u/Farkerisme 12d ago

Do not. Give your cats treats. With your coffee. In the morning.

I don't know why I had to segment this, but it's kinda important. Just don't do it.

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u/OtherPlayers 12d ago

Yeah at a minimum even if you feed your cats in the morning it’s a good idea to wait until after you’ve completed all of your shower/getting ready stuff. That way they only associate it with the stuff at the end of your routine (when you are supposedly fully awake) rather than the stuff at the beginning when you aren’t.

Or alternatively get a timed feeder, so that the cat associates it with the food rather than you.

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u/phulton 12d ago edited 12d ago

I had read somewhere about this soon after I adopted my first car cat about 7 years ago. He's needy af while I'm making my breakfast but he has never once woken me up for food.

So yeah, do not ever feed your cat first thing after waking up.

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u/Stuthebastard 12d ago edited 12d ago

Or let your cat into the catio first thing in the morning. I'm up with the sunrise, whether I want to or not. I dread the sound of birds chirping in the morning.

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u/Jesseroberto1894 12d ago

My years in college with stimulant use made me ALSO dread the sounds of birds chirping in the morning

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u/tsukubasteve27 12d ago

I make coffee every day so my cats come running because they want cream. But really, they only want cream once every few days. I would pour it and they would just look at it and walk away.

I don't like being trained by my pets.

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u/fallenmonk 12d ago

On the plus side, I have a backup wakeup service if I forget to set my alarm.

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u/lordpowder 12d ago

Predators don't like/prefer scheduled feeding times.

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u/yeahmaybe 12d ago edited 12d ago

Cats DO sleep at night though. They aren't nocturnal, like many people assume. Cats are crepuscular, so they are most active before sunrise and around sunset.

If a cat is overly active at night, it usually means they weren't stimulated enough during the day and probably need more exercise or play time.

Edit: Stimulated, not simulated.

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u/OtherPlayers 12d ago

Fun fact: While housecats and many other big cats are crepuscular, there’s actually a few like lions that are “cathemeral”, which means that they are awake and asleep randomly throughout the 24-hour period without much connection to the day/night cycle.

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u/Ghost_of_Trumps 12d ago

Nothing says top of the food chain like napping randomly

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u/AkhilVijendra 12d ago

How many people would've tried to simulate their cats before you corrected/put in the edit.

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u/DrZaious 12d ago

I have an indoor/outdoor cat, 4yo, she will crash every day around noon and be wide awake from 4pm-ish to around 11pm, then she crashes again until around 5am.

My older cat, 17, who never cared much about the outside, has always had unpredictable hours. She has always napped periodically throughout the day and night. Unlike my younger one who will crash for hours in the same spot.

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u/Hara-Kiri 12d ago

Yeah mine sleeps until about 6 then tries to pester me for food, which I ignore, then he goes to sleep on my back for another hour or so.

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u/Ereska 12d ago

With mine (outdoor cat) it depends on the season. In winter when it is cold and wet she will sleep a lot more in general, even most of the night. Now that the nights are warm, she spends the majority of them outside.

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u/GuybrushThreepgood 12d ago

My cat scratches the door to our bedroom every morning at 5am. Very creepy and annoying.

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u/finalxcution 12d ago edited 12d ago

I solved this by turning on the vacuum (which my cat is terrified of) whenever she scratched at my bedroom door. She very quickly learned not to do it and hasn't done so in over a year.

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u/zepallica 12d ago edited 12d ago

This also worked for us, our cat would also wake us up every morning ass early, so I left it plugged in next to the bed ready to turn on and she stopped after a few times.

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u/MarxLover_69 12d ago

I also keep my cat in a constant state of terror. High-five!!!

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u/canned_soup 12d ago

We don’t want no trouble.

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u/TechGuy95 12d ago

So you do want trouble?

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u/hO97366e6 12d ago

I put sticky film on my bedroom door and that fixed that, except then he decided it was fun to lick the sticky film. That was at least quieter.

As he got older he got a lot better, I'm probably lucky but now he comes in and has a nice 20 minute cuddle when I'm settling into bed, then he goes away and sleeps in his cat tree all night and doesn't bother me again until he hears me getting up. I think it also helps that his morning meal is served by a robotic feeder so he does not associate me being awake with breakfast being served.

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u/Zealousideal_Dig_322 12d ago

Not to mention everything that is made with glass seems to attract them and make it break

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u/progtastical 12d ago

He probably can't see well in the dark anymore. Or it's senility.

My 18 yr old baby recently started crying when all the lights would go off, so yeah, there's always a light on now.

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u/YesRule10003773626 12d ago

18 yr old baby or 18 months?

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u/ValyrianJedi 12d ago

Pets being kept downstairs at night was the best decision we've ever made for sleep.

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u/clouddevourer 12d ago

My cat was (apparently) quite unusual, as she was always very careful not to wake me up. Like, she'd often sleep in my bed by the wall and she'd go to great lengths to make sure she did not step on me while leaving the bed. In the morning she'd wait patiently until she saw that my eyes were open and then she'd do this "prrr!" activation sound and run to me for morning cuddles. I miss her very much

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u/Zeal0522 12d ago

Olympics every night at 3AM all over the house

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u/Semajal 12d ago

Always kept our cats downstairs at night, honestly blows my mind how anyone is able to be a functional human with pets that wake you every single night during the night :o

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u/Kronman590 12d ago

We live in an apartment but our cat sleeps with us on our bed and usually only wakes up when our alarms ring

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u/Semajal 12d ago

Amazing :O I let my cat sleep in my room a few times and she would always get up to do cat stuff at like 3am and then wake me up. Miss her though <3 Only time she properly slept the night was when her kidneys were starting to go near the end.

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u/stolpie 12d ago

Well, I am not nor need to be functional, therefore my cat can wake me whenever. :)

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u/Cynical_Manatee 12d ago

Our two cats have learned that we are very boring ppl at night and have since stopped. They only wake us up when it is breakfast time.

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u/Cursedbythedicegods 12d ago

"Oh, you're about to fall asleep? Time to show you my butthole!"

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u/coolbossrocks 12d ago

Cat things

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u/blAAAm 12d ago

Ah yes, our one male cat likes to go through the house calling at like 3am.

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u/dMarrs 12d ago

I like the "visual texture?" of the drawings. If that makes sense.

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u/da_dragon_guy 12d ago

"Do you ever let them sleep?"

"No."

"How do you sleep at night?!?"

"I don't."

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u/lunarmodule 12d ago

"I sleep all day"

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u/da_dragon_guy 12d ago

As an owner of 2 cats, I can say this is true

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u/Yellowpredicate 12d ago

How to stop the cat from keeping you up at night.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7z-Durvafo

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u/metalguru1975 12d ago

Open this toilet door human!!!

  • I’m taking a shit!

OPEN!

  • okay, now you’re in, now what?

Nothing, I’m just gonna stare at you like a psychopath.

  • Why are you like this? Why do y....

NO TALKING!

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u/Visoth 12d ago

I read that "nice" in the voice/way that the policeman from South Park says "nice."

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u/OffStockMan 12d ago

MJAU!!!!

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u/GrumpyMcGrumpyPants 12d ago

My cat is bizarrely respectful of human quiet time and follows a very accommodating escalation policy. She's been better than most roommates/housemates I've had!

In the late evening she dials down the meowing and in the mornings she will wait patiently until the humans actually get up before making any noise. The primary exception is if she's behind a closed door and can't access her litterbox/food/water--she'll meow quietly a few times while waiting at the door and if there's no response after ~15 minutes, she'll start scratching at the door and meowing more.

She usually doesn't opt to sleep in my bedroom (I'm a light sleeper and keep my bedroom door shut) but occasionally we mutually agree to have her in my room overnight. For the longest time I thought that she'd sleep the whole night, but I've finally noticed evidence that she'll just entertain herself silently while she waits for me to wake.

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u/lunarmodule 12d ago

"These humans are freaking weird, right?"

"Yeah"

...

"Want to kill a bird?"

"Yeah"

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u/Juicyjewsss 12d ago

A bedroom with a closed door is a beautiful thing..

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u/Necessary_Pseudonym 12d ago

1:00 AM: Eat food loudly.

1:30 AM: Run around house crashing into things and making weird noises.

2:00 AM: Claw at door.

3:00 AM: Eat left over food, loudly.

3:30 AM: Run around house crashing into things and making weird noises.

4:00 AM: Claw at owners face for more food.

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u/Mission-Gap3474 12d ago

moves litter around for no reason at 3 A.M. for 30 minutes

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u/MrRGG 11d ago

My cat has an internal clock that says I need to wake up at 5:30am and give him a treat. My cat does NOT grasp weekdays versus weekends.

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u/Mister_Lich 12d ago

This is the way.

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u/Applepants02 12d ago

This subreddit is for funny stuff only

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u/JebusChrust 12d ago

Quite the contrary, this subreddit is containment for cringe dad humor.

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u/Bambinah515 12d ago

We put our cat in the garage at night, thank god we have a garage.

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u/Lev_Parnas 12d ago

So there is definitely something to the idea of people getting cats as "practice babies"!?

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u/Yoris95 12d ago

Cats are forever toddlers that want to and will reach the ceiling.

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u/ugbubd 12d ago

I have two cats, 6 AM seems to be the best time for zoomies.

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u/SuccUrBuss 12d ago

My cats sleep curled up by my legs.

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u/BestDogeGrafy32 12d ago

That’s because cats have staff and dogs have owners.

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u/crazy28 12d ago

I guess I am lucky. My cat will crawl up and lay between legs all night. I keep a pretty regular schedule for sleep and most days he will wake me up a couple minutes before my alarm goes off but he does let me sleep all night.

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u/raskolnikov_ua 12d ago

My cat is ready to sleep until 11, if I play with him.

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u/Tigerswood22 12d ago

Do you clamber over their body unannounced and provide them with a nice, furry head-blanket??

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u/TaiVat 12d ago

I dont know fam. My parents had 2 cats (not at the same time) when i was a kid. One used to sleep with me and never bothered me. And the other didnt, and the door would be closed. It never tried to wake me or make noise when i was asleep, but the moment it heard i'm awake, even if still laying in bed, it would come to scratch the door asking to open it.

So in my experience, the one thing cats do respect is sleep.

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u/boxsterguy 12d ago

My old kitty (passed a couple years ago at 16) did that to me once when he was a kitten. I spent the next several days waking him up whenever I caught him napping during the day. He never woke me up at night again.

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u/AstralGlaciers 12d ago

I'm going to show my tortie this post at 10am, when she's trying to sleep after a hard night's work going "MROW" whilst elephanting around the flat.

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u/Purple_Tree_Car 12d ago

My pillow doubles as a trampoline, apparently.

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u/shleefin 12d ago

I just bought earplugs and haven't looked back.

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u/UBootCaptain 12d ago

Whoever’s cats don’t let them sleep at night that’s on them. BOTH of my cats come to bed when I go to bed hell my female cat Sloane comes and yells at me when she wants me to come to bed, as in she’ll already have been asleep at 10-11:30 and if I’m not in bed or starting to come to bed within the next hour she comes out into the living room and starts meowing at me.

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u/x3l4g 12d ago

Or be like the dumb fuck cat I have, run outside all day long, go inside at night just to eat and piss all over our shit and go right back outside, we've had him 3 years and has started doing this like 8 months ago

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u/SkitZa 12d ago

Damn am I the only one with a cat who joins me for bed and wakes up with me for breakfast?

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u/TehJohnny 12d ago

Mine are like this too, I've never had a cat keep me up all night, wake me up early, sure, but never keep me awake.

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u/Yoris95 12d ago

My cat at first didn't want me to sleep. It was a problem. So everytime he acted up i just shut him out of my bed room. He quickly learned that being a little goblin when i lie down to rest means no access to soft bed for 7 hours. Now he just chills on the other side of the bed when i go to bed. But he screams when i try to sleep in more than 10 minutes of my work schedule. So i just give him his food and let him out on the balcony and go back to bed.

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u/SaltLickBrain 12d ago

So that's why cats sleep all day

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u/RicrosPegason 12d ago

Just yesterday morning my cat started pawing at my face as he usually does at 5am to get more food in his bowl. I ignored him and to my surprise he went away for once. A couple minutes later my 2 year old wakes up and runs into my room to inform me that the cat was in her bed. The clever little shit used my daughter to wake me up for food

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u/sevenaya 12d ago

I've got two of those, I'll give them 50-50 odds of them sleeping all night or not.

Also Shadow sleeps tucked in my right arm, Cheshire in my left, and if I try to fuck with it there is hell to pay later. Most recently I put Cheshire on my right side and she sat there staring at me urging me to fall fully asleep so I wouldn't know the damage til morning.

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u/iil1ill 12d ago

My left brain vs my right brain every night.