Thursday, January 23, 2014
How much does a cat sleep?
The website lovemeow.com says the only well known animals that sleep more than cats are bats and opposum.
Why do they sleep so much?
Petmd.com has the answer. Cats are born hunters, and all that creeping about in the shadows and pouncing on prey - real or imagined - uses up enormous amounts of energy. The large amounts of sleep is reserve energy for running, climbing, and creeping.
Cats are most active during the twilight hours between dawn and dusk, which is inconvenient for cat lovers who want their kitties to play and be awake during daytime. Luckily cats are both sociable and adaptable, and quite able to adjust their sleeping habits to be awake when their human is. Not to mention to be awake when there's food!
~ Maria Sadowski ~