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Cats are animals that spend most of the day (up to 17 hours) in a dream. This is typical for healthy and well-fed pets that have no problems getting food, attacking predators and feeding their offspring. Why do cats sleep a lot? The answer to this question lies in animal physiology. Cats have a fairly fast metabolism, and a lot of physical strength is spent getting food.
They are predators – this means that the diet of the baleen is mainly small rodents, birds – that prey that requires physical strength and activity. Hunting begins at dawn – it is at this time that cats are most mobile, even if they just need to go to the bowl to get food. After they are full, animals restore strength in a dream.
The cat sleeps a lot, but her sleep is not uniform. As in humans, animals tend to alternate between very deep sleep and superficial sleep. Shallow sleep in fluffy purrs is basic, the most prolonged. Being half asleep, the cat controls everything that happens to her, analyzes sounds, rustles, and conversations of people. Therefore, this dream is very conditional. And by calling your cat by name, you can find how she wiggles her ears. Exactly the same reaction is observed if in a conversation familiar and beloved animal designations of treats or toys, the sound of the refrigerator door being opened, or the rustling of a bag with her food sounds.
The deep sleep phase, in which the cat is immersed in dreams and the most complete rest, does not last long compared to nap. This is a complete rest for the animal, during which it restores strength and gives rest to the nervous system. Why does a cat constantly sleep after walking outside? Thus, they restore the nervous system that was previously in constant tension. No wonder that stray cats, after finding a permanent home with regular and full feeding, almost always sleep at first.
A cat constantly sleeps if it is fed, healthy and trusts a person. An adult animal that has just been taken from a shelter can be stressed and sleep poorly. The same reaction is typical for pets forced to spend some time in someone else’s house. Once the stress is over, the animal regains good sleep. Long sleep is also typical for kittens – fluffy lumps can doze up to 22 hours a day, waking up only for feeding. As they grow up, they become more active and, like small children, can fall asleep suddenly, suddenly tired of the fun game.
Watch the video below. It’s a proof that they can sleep anywhere and always.