Our two cats wake us up very early in the morning..sit on us and purrr and purrr till we throw them out or talk to them. They don't like to see us sleep. Is that normal? How does one stop it?
Our two cats wake us up very early in the morning..sit on us and purrr and purrr till we throw them out or talk to them. They don't like to see us sleep. Is that normal? How does one stop it?

Cats are most active around dawn and dusk - people are most active during the day. The cats are trying to put you on their schedule. They are training you to put them out or interact with them in some other favorable way when they want the interaction.

You can turn the tables by giving them an interaction they do not want - something like a squirt of water from a hand sprayer bottle.

When the sequence is sit on someone, person gets up and tends to the cat, the cat has conditioned the person, but then the sequence is cat sits on someone and gets squirted with water, the cat is conditioned to avoid the behavior that results in getting wet.

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Yep, that seems pretty normal... I am not sure why they do it, but the quickest fix is SHUT THE BEDROOM DOOR!!! Works for us! lol Our pussa loves to sleep next to our ears, purring.. also runs round like a maniac jumping on the bed in the middle of the night... not conducive to sleep.
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Jade.
Our two cats wake us up very early in the ... us sleep. Is that normal? How does one stop it?

Ted,
Thanks!
Huzi.
Yep, that seems pretty normal... I am not sure why they do it, but the quickest fix is SHUT THE ... round like a maniac jumping on the bed in the middle of the night... not conducive to sleep. :0) Jade.

Thanks Jade,
We do try that, but they create a storm outside for the first few days...we'll have to persist.
Huzi.
Yes, but generally they end up creating a storm during the hours when you are really asleep, and you just don't hear them. :0) Keep at it, all should be routine in 2 weeks. Good luck! PS: If you can sleep with a radio on, that may help block any cat sounds that are happening outside, until they get into a routine. They learn quite quickly what their new boundaries are.
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Jade.
Oh, and I forgot to mention, that if you keep the door closed all the time, they wont kick up such a stink at night, when it is still just that closed door. In fact they may get over it by night time.
Goodluck,
Jade.
All ok advice...except to add that a vigorous play session prior to your bed time will make kitty less likely to wake up quite THAT early. Works for some...
definetely don't reward the behaviour by actually getting up and feeding/playing with kitty...they learn bad habits much faster than good!
Add some cat toys outside to entertain them before you wake up, and leave food out (if you believe in free feeding) so they don't need to wake you for it.
Cats...love them...serve them.