Cats are the internet’s best friends. This much is certain. And when it comes to memes, no animal is more beloved than the cat.  We all know that cats are affectionate and sweet, but why are they more affectionate at certain times? This post will show you why your cat tends to want to cuddle more in the morning and what you can do about it.

So, why does my cat want to cuddle in the morning? Possible reasons why your cat wants to cuddle in the morning are that it has separation anxiety, it feels safer around you, or that it is waiting to get something from you.

There are a number of possible reasons why your cat wants to cuddle in the morning and it might be due to a combination of them. However, there are some things you can consider when figuring out the main reason and there are some things you can do about it.

Why does my cat want to cuddle in the morning?

Below are possible reasons why your cat has been doing it and what would make them more likely to be the main reason.

Separation anxiety

The cause could be that it has some separation anxiety. This would be more likely if your cat does not sleep with you at night, it gets anxious when you are going to bed and if it still wants to cuddle you after you have already fed it. In this case, it could help to give it access to a different spot where it can sleep at night.

It is waiting to get something from you

The cause could also be that it is waiting to get something from you. This would be more likely if your cat tends to cuddle you and follow you around before you have fed it, in the morning, and it stops following you after. In this case, it might help to feed it earlier than you are at the moment.

It is glad to see you

It might also be the case that your cat is just glad to see you. This would be more likely if it still doesn’t leave you alone after being fed and it does not seem to be very anxious when you are leaving.

Things to consider

Below are some things to consider to help figure out the main reason why your cat has been doing it.

If your cat has always wanted to cuddle in the morning

If your cat has not always wanted to cuddle in the morning, it would help to consider what else happened when it first started doing it. If it started doing it suddenly, it might be the case that there was an event that caused it to start. If it did start doing it suddenly, it might be due to things such as if you started feeding it later, making it sleep somewhere else or if there was another change in its environment.

What is different when your cat does not want to cuddle in the morning

It would also help to consider what is different when your cat does not cuddle in the morning. For example, if it does not cuddle when it can sleep with you during the night, the cause would be more likely to be due to separation anxiety.

What to do about your cat wanting to cuddle in the morning

Below are things you can do about it.

Give it food and water

Since your cat could be doing it because it wants food or water, it would help to make sure that your cat has access to food and water when it might need it.

Let it stay where it wants

If your cat currently has to stay in a certain room, when you are not around, it might also help to let it stay in a different area because the room might be causing it to get anxious.

Limit reasons why it might be anxious

It would also help to limit reasons why your cat might become fearful when you are not around. Ways to do so could include letting your cat stay in a different room than your dog, if you have one, or letting your cat stay in a quieter room.

Let it continue

If your cat only seems to want to cuddle, in the morning, because it is being affectionate, another option would be to just give it some attention in the morning. Afterward, you could give it things such as toys to be distracted with.

Author

I created and currently run Kitty Cat Tips, the website that you can go to when you have questions about your cat's behavior. It's my hope that you find Kitty Cat Tips to be a helpful resource. It is also my hope that it will help you to improve your relationship with your cat. You can read more about me and my website here.