Cats are known for being aloof, independent little fur balls that couldn’t care less about their owners.
That is, until they see them the crack of dawn. It’s usually around that time of day when cats wake up from their sweet dreams and realize their owners are in the room with them, and they are just so excited they can hardly contain themselves. It’s actually pretty adorable.
But why are cats so excited to see you in the morning? This post will show you multiple reasons and what you can do about them.
So, why won’t my cat leave me alone in the morning? Likely reasons why your cat won’t leave you alone in the morning are that it is hungry, separation anxiety, it wants to go outside, or that it is just glad to see you.
There are a number of possible reasons why your cat won’t leave you alone 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 cause and there are some things you can do about it.
Why won’t my cat leave me alone in the morning?
Below are likely reasons why your cat won’t leave you alone in the morning and what would make them more likely.
The most likely reason why your cat won’t leave you alone in the morning is that it is hungry. We’ve all been there. You get out of bed, walk over to the door, and your cat is sitting there waiting for you, tail swaying back and forth, begging for some delicious food. But, if you’re anything like us, you forgot to feed her the night before, and you don’t want to feed her right away, or even at all. She’ll just keep bothering you until you do, and you can’t even enjoy a peaceful cup of coffee without the threat of the food bowl. With that being the case, the easiest thing to do would likely be to just feed it sooner than you usually do.
Cats naturally have more energy at night and in the morning. The reason why your cat won’t leave you alone might be that it naturally has more energy in the morning. This would be more likely if it also does things such as run around and it also wants to do things such as play with you.
The reason why your cat won’t leave you alone, in the morning, might be that it has some separation anxiety. This is where your cat does not like being left alone and being left alone causes it to become anxious. This would be more likely if your cat does it more when it seems like you are leaving and if it becomes anxious when you are leaving.
It’s 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 not left you alone in the morning
If your cat has not always behaved that way in the morning, it would help to consider what else happened when it first started behaving that way. If it started doing it suddenly, it could be due to things such as being fed later than usual, a change in the room it sleeps in or something causing it to get anxious when you are not around.
What is different when your cat does leave you alone in the morning
If your cat does leave you alone sometimes, it would also help to consider what is different when it does leave you alone. For example, if it does leave you alone when you feed it early in the morning, the cause is likely to be that it is waiting to get fed.
What to do about your cat not leaving you alone in the morning
Below are things your cat do about the behavior.
Give it food and water
Since your cat might 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 could also help to let it stay in a different area since 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 get 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 it seems like your cat only follows you around, in the morning, because it is being affectionate, another option would be to just give it some attention in the mornings. Afterward, you could give it things such as toys to be distracted with.