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Why does my cat caterwaul in the evenings and early morning? And climb closets t

  1. Kristen Howe profile image90
    Kristen Howeposted 2 years ago

    Why does my cat caterwaul in the evenings and early morning? And climb closets too?

    I first thought this was a phase, when I first moved to my new apartment, over a year ago. Now it's a constant pain the butt. My cat Wylie bangs on the closet to get in, which isn't not allowed, and caterwauls when I go to sleep at night, and then early in the morning. I tell him to stop by saying no and slapping hands. But sometimes it's never enough to get him to stop for good! Any ideas?

  2. tsadjatko profile image56
    tsadjatkoposted 2 years ago

    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/12928095_f260.jpg

    If he isn't fixed get him neutered. If he is neutered get rid of him and get another cat.
    or

    you could try buying him a a cat wheel, could be he needs exercise. I Have one for my cats and they use it all day and night. It is worth the investment and great for your cat's health.

    http://onefastcat.com/catalog/product/v … gQodWoMECg

    He'll probably need to be coaxed into using it but that's not hard if he likes to chase cat toys, feathers etc. on the end of a stick and string.

  3. Kristen Howe profile image90
    Kristen Howeposted 2 years ago

    He's 16 years old and been neutered before I got him. (He was originally my ex-SIL's and brother's cat, a decade ago.) He does live with his brother Marshall who doesn't do it as much. As for a cat wheel, I'll consider it.

    1. Kristen Howe profile image90
      Kristen Howeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Paula, he's been neutered a decade ago and is also an adult senior male.  I have no plans to get rid of him. I just wish he would stop making noise at night and early morning.

    2. tsadjatko profile image56
      tsadjatkoposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      16,that's a game changer.Aging can increase their anxiety,tendency to react aggressively,&behavior problems may arise in senior years.Changes in behavior are signs of treatable medical disorders,Vet can recommend therapies to comfort your cat

    3. fpherj48 profile image77
      fpherj48posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Oh heck, Kristen, at 16 you're gonna have to get a wheel chair for the wheel!!  Poor baby is having a tough time with aging.  I know how he feels.

    4. tsadjatko profile image56
      tsadjatkoposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Me too, not a night goes by you won't find me caterwauling and trying to get out of the closet. They let me out during the day.

    5. fpherj48 profile image77
      fpherj48posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Somehow, I don't have a single problem believing that, T.  Kudos to UR wife who bought herself a pr of earplugs & a padlock 4 the closet door.  Smart lady.

    6. tsadjatko profile image56
      tsadjatkoposted 2 years agoin reply to this
    7. fpherj48 profile image77
      fpherj48posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      So sue me.

  4. fpherj48 profile image77
    fpherj48posted 2 years ago

    I'm assuming "Wylie" is not neutered and is looking for love in all the wrong places and ways....not to mention driving you batty.
    Typical male, Kristen.....having a loud obnoxious tantrum until he gets what he wants.  I wouldn't go so drastic as to "get rid of" a cat that you love....but definitely, as my mother would say, "De-Nut the SOB!"  (Warning: This should not be done for human males......those, you can just get rid of!! LOL)
    More often caterwauling occurs when they're in rut.......as opposed to human males simply BEING IN A RUTT.
    Tsad suggests a cat wheel... this MIGHT work, but only if you add a female he can chase around the wheel for hours on end.........Again, for human males this is FOUR wheels on a Corvette~~~WELL WORTH THE INVESTMENT.  He'll never HOWL for you again.
    Good Luck.......Oops!  I just see that you wrote he IS neutered.  Here we have proof that some males just NEVER give up!  Live with it, girlfriend.

    1. Kristen Howe profile image90
      Kristen Howeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Paula, I guess I will have to deal with it. TSAD, it's not aggressive and is healthy at 10 pounds right now. Anxiety? Hmm. I'm not sure about the vet just yet.

 
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