If your cat is hyper in the morning, this post will show you a number of possible reasons why and what you can do about them.
So, why is my cat so hyper in the morning? Possible reasons why your cat is hyper in the morning are that it is naturally more lively in the early morning and late evening, hunger, it is expecting to wake up at a certain time, or there is an issue with the room it sleeps in.
There are actually a number of possible reasons why your cat is hyper in the morning and it could be due to a combination of reasons. However, there are some things you can consider when figuring out the main cause and there are some things you can do about it.
Reasons why your cat is hyper in the morning
Below are a number of possible reasons why your cat has been doing it and what would make the more likely.
The most likely reason why your cat does it is that it is common for cats to be more lively in the late evening and early morning. If your cat is hyper up to around midnight, and from around 4 am, it would be likely that it has been doing it naturally. This would be more likely if it has not started suddenly and it has not been behaving unusually in other ways as well.
In this case, it could help to give it things to wear itself out before bedtime and to get it to stay in a different room to the one you sleep in.
The cause could also be that it is hungry or excited to get fed. This would be more likely if your cat is hyper before you feed it, in the morning, and it stops being hyper after you feed it. If you don’t feed it in the morning, it could help to try feeding it in the morning instead.
It is expecting to wake up at a certain time
If you usually wake up at a certain time, but you have started waking up at different times, the cause could be that it is used to waking up at a certain time. Cats generally like having a routine and it can cause them to behave abnormally when their routine is disrupted. This would also likely be the cause if your cat is hyper on weekends when you get up later.
An issue with its diet
It might also be the case that there is an issue with the food that it has been eating. It might be eating things that it should not be or it might not be getting the right nutrients in its diet. This would be more likely if it tends to be hyper when it has eaten certain food or if it has started doing it since a change in its diet.
An issue with the room it sleeps in
The cause could also be that there is an issue with the room that it has to sleep in. It might be too hot, too loud, too bright, too noisy or there might not be enough space for it to lay down comfortably. It might also be the case that there is another pet in there that it does not like.
The reason why it has been doing it might also be due to having some separation anxiety. This would be more likely if you do not let it sleep with you, if it has started being hyper since you stopped letting it sleep with you or if it starts getting anxious when you are about to go to bed.
It hears things in the walls
It might be the case that it hears noises that it does not like in the morning. This would be more likely if it only meows on certain mornings or if it only does it when it is in a certain room. It might also be the case that it hears things such as mice in the walls.
Injury or allergies
It could also be the case that it has allergies, an injury or fleas that have been bothering it. This would be more likely if it has started doing it suddenly and it has been behaving unusually in other ways such as by itching itself a lot. If it seems like injury could be the cause, the best option would be to take it to a vet.
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 been hyper in the morning
If your cat has not always hyper, in the morning, it would help to consider what else happened when it first started. If it started doing it suddenly, it could be due to things such as injury, allergies, illness, a change in its sleeping environment, a pest infestation or a change in its diet.
What is different when your cat is not hyper in the morning
If your cat is not always hyper, in the morning, it would also help to consider what else is different when it is not hyper. For example, if it tends to be hyper on the weekends, it could be the case that it is expecting you to get up at the same time that you normally do during the week.
What to do about your cat being hyper in the morning
Below are some options you have when dealing with the behavior.
Ensure the room it stays in is ideal
It would help to make sure that the room it stays in, at night, is not too hot, bright, loud, and that there is a safe space for it to lie down on.
Ensure its diet is right
It would also help to make sure that your cat has been getting the right diet, it has been eating the right amount of calories and that no one else has been feeding it things it shouldn’t be eating.
Feed it sooner
If your cat currently has to wait a long time to get fed in the morning, it could also help to feed it sooner.
Make sure it has access to the litter box
If your cat does not currently have access to the litter box, in the morning, it would help to make sure that it does since it might be doing it because it wants access to the litter box.
If you cannot figure out why your cat has been doing it or it has been showing signs of injury, the best option would be to take it for a checkup. By doing so, you should be able to get expert advice tailored towards your particular cat and to rule out injury as a cause.