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What do Cats do All Day Long?

 
By Olivia Grisham, Journalist specialized in animal care. October 15, 2017
What do Cats do All Day Long?

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Have you ever wondered what do cats do all day inside when you're not at home? Depending on their personality, your cat may have certain preferences: some choose to sleep, eat and rest, while others take advantage of the opportunity to do things they wouldn't dare in your presence...

Do you want to know what your cat does when no one is watching? Do you find some household items knocked over or moved when you get back from work? In this AnimalWised article we will try to explain what do cats do all day long! Find out now!

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1. Make sure you're not there

Once we're gone, cats tend to go around to make sure that we're not home anymore. They also love to patrol and sniff for new things they may have missed. Cats are tremendously curious animals!

What do Cats do All Day Long? - 1. Make sure you're not there

2. They do their daily stretches

Cats stretch several times a day, it is not surprising that when they are alone they take advantage to continue with their ritual yoga postures!

But do you know why they do it? The truth is that cats can sleep up to 16 hours a day, and this causes numbness which forces them to stretch. Stretching gives them a very pleasant sensation and also stimulates blood circulation.

What do Cats do All Day Long? - 2. They do their daily stretches

3. They eat

The tranquility of a silent house makes cats able to eat without any stress. To improve the environmental enrichment and to ensure that the cat feels wanted, you can offer a small ration of wet food or pâté before leaving them. The snack will distract them for a good length of time and keep them well hydrated.

What do Cats do All Day Long? - 3. They eat

4. They look out the window or go for a walk

Do you let your cat leave your home freely? Or, on the contrary, do you prevent them from leaving at their leasure? Some owners prefer that their cats stay at home because of the dangers involved outside, but others don't want to deprive a cat of their freedom.

In any case, cats are extremely curious animals, it is not strange that they travel up to 3 kilometers a day or that they spend a good time trying to hunt a bird that approaches the window.

What do Cats do All Day Long? - 4. They look out the window or go for a walk

5. They sleep

Before we told you that cats can sleep up to 16 hours. Older cats can spend up to 18 hours sleeping and puppies up to 20. This stimulates the growth of small ones, improves their well-being and helps them keep their brains alert in order to learn new things. If you've wondered why does my cat sleep so much? AnimalWised can help answer this.

What do Cats do All Day Long? - 5. They sleep

6. They make pranks

Not all cats behave badly, in fact most are fairly calm, yet some take advantage if no is around to do things prohibited. Stealing food, climbing to the top of furniture or throwing something to the ground are often their most common mischievous behaviors. Yet, they're still adorable!

What do Cats do All Day Long? - 6. They make pranks

7. They get bored

After spending several hours alone, cats get bored. Remember that, even if they are said to be very independent, cats are social animals and need to communicate with people and animals, in order to be happy and healthy.

If your cat spends many hours alone, it might be a good idea to adopt a second feline, but you can also bet on food dispensing toys or intelligence toys, which will help you spend solitude better.

What do Cats do All Day Long? - 7. They get bored

8. They welcome you home!

Some cats can't stop meowing when we get home, as a welcome, others rub against us to plant their smell on us (again) and some don't even flinch!

We might think that this behavior will depend on the good relationship they have with their human, but the fact is that each cat acts in a particular way. They're not like dogs, who come running to greet us almost every time, cats are much more peculiar!

What do Cats do All Day Long? - 8. They welcome you home!

We hope you found this article informative! Be sure you know how long you can leave a cat alone for, we have the answer on AnimalWised.

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