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arissa Donating Member (232 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-03 10:52 AM
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3. Maybe he's doing it because
you're so mean to him. Cats are social creatures who, like people, crave attention and love. You're not talking like you treat the cat with much, if any, respect for his feelings as a sentient, living, independent creature with all the same emotions as a person.

Cats also lean towards being nocturnal by nature, and especially if you haven't neutered the cat, they will get antsy at nighttime a lot of the time. This nighttime behavior is less common in neutered cats, but it still happens. Ultimately it's probably just an instinctual throwback to the cats wilder days, triggered by the nighttime urge to hunt.

If you haven't already, get your cat neutered. Try stimulating him more, playing with him more, and showing him more compassion and respect. Understand that he's an independent creature with frustrations and emotions and he doesn't exist just to please his human guardians.
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