Male Siberian crying to go out at night

by Cathy
(Madeira Beach, FL)

Sealy in the Courtyard

Sealy in the Courtyard

Our male cat, a 4 year old Siberian has started cring at 2-4 in the morning to go out. He is primarily an indoor cat but he does go out into our walled private condo courtyard during the day when we are home. We do not let him out at night as there are raccoons in our area. How can we stop this behavior? His 10 year old sister is as quiet as a church mouse at night!

Answer by Kate
well this is a common problem and one which i don't think has a guaranteed answer.

Night time is the normal time for cats to be alert and so this is when they start to call etc.

i am assuming he is neutered, if not then having this done may help to stop the behavior.

All i can advise otherwise is to try and make your cat sleep through or at least be more content in the house at night.

About half an hour before bedtime have a run around game with him, so that he burns some energy and gets his fix of hunting fun etc. then feed him just before you go to bed, this will help to settle him down.

you will also need to make sure that he has plenty of things inside the house to keep him entertained if he does wake up. So new toys or hidden food etc.

Try this new routine with him and stick with it for awhile hopefully he will get used to this new routine and change his behavior.

best wishes
P.S he is a stunning looking at. :)

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