Why Does My Cat/Kitten Meow All Night & How You Can Help!
Yowling and Meowing What is the Cure?
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 leave you wondering why do cats and kittens cry?
Then there are cats who scream 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! What is happening and it's not nocturnal.
Why Does My Cat Yowl All Night?
Reasons Why Kittens Cry
Cats can excessively cry and yowl all night long. But, why? There are lots of reasons why this happens. Your cat wants to wake you up because they need your companionship.
Here are Other Reasons:
- 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 cat? The nerve 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 you to wake up because they need your assurance that they are safe and providing Kitty with lots of hugs, love, and food that may help ease your kitten into your new house!
Why Do Cats Meow All Night? – What Can You Do?
Kittens Have Anxiety Separation From their Mom & their Littermates
Newly adopted kittens barely weaned from their Mama is a very stressful time for both you and your kitten. Because 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 gets 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 cry when I see her leave and she cries because she misses me too.
Kittens Are No Different!
Remember when integrating your kitten into your family, make sure you have comfort items available, lots of toys, food, and water and perhaps a playground tree or laser toys that you can interactively play with them.
Did You Know?
A crying kitty is missing 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.
What’s Wrong With My Kitten?
After a few weeks, your kitty will settle down but may still have separation anxiety issues.
- 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 and her new mama and family but don't dismay she will adjust and get settled in eventually and she/he will learn to trust you and the best is yet to come...
Why Do Kittens Meow a Lot? HELPFUL TIPS/ by AnimalWised
How Can You Help A Kitty Out?
Teaching Your Cat It's Bedtime
What you can do to help a kitty out;
- Put a little stuffed animal in their bed so they won’t feel lonely. So they have something that gives them comfort.
- Roll up a towel so the kitty can snuggle next to it or put a cat heating pad, the warmth will help them sleep.
- 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 Sammie too. and when Sammie sees me go to bed, she knows 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.
Why Do Cats Meow All Night? – If All Else Fails – Buy Kitty a Turtle!
Get A Turtle for Your Kitten!
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 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?
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 eventually get with the program, and then it's all better now! 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 learns 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? Let us know in the comments section!
Train Your Cat to Let You Sleep/Jackson Galaxy
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. It is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from a veterinary medical professional. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.
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