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Thomasina

Do some of the things your cats do seem, well, just plain weird. Thomasina shares her expert purrls of wisdom on cat behavior and why cats do the things they do from a cat's point of view.

When Cats Get Bored | 11 Ways To Help

When Cats Get Bored | 11 Ways To Help

Did you know this? Cats get bored. Very bored. That’s especially true of cats who live strictly indoors. I’ve put together some suggestions for making life more fun and interesting for bored cats.

When cats get bored, they might sleep even more than usual.

Could your cat be sleeping even more than usual because he’s bored?

Do cats get bored, Thomasina? All my cat does is eat and sleep.

— Worried Cat Mom

Hi Worried Cat Mom!

Thanks for your question! Sadly, many people don’t even think about cats getting bored. But boredom can be a real problem for cats, especially cats who live strictly indoors.

Think about what your life would be like if all you had to do was look at the same four walls day after day, year after year. I’ll bet you’re already falling asleep!

While we do sleep a lot — between 13-16 hours a day — there’s a reason for those frequent cat naps. Our bodies are designed to run, climb and hunt, and we need to conserve energy for all those intense activities. But sleeping all the time isn’t conserving energy. When cats get bored, they can’t think of anything else to do but sleep.


How To Know When Cats Get Bored