Does your cat scream at night?

United States
June 10, 2008 9:42pm CST
Sometimes my cat screams all night. He's getting old and doesn't like being in the dark. However, I don't like sleeping with the lights on. He walks around all night screaming and it wakes me up. Or, worse he jumps up on my bed and meows loudly. Sometimes I have to put him in the laundry room with a light on, and he seems to do fine as long as the other two cats are with him. Trouble is, that I don't like putting my female cat in the laundry room. She sleeps on my bed. But, if he's seperated from her, he cries, even when he's in the laundry room. So, I have to put her in there with him. I'm in a quandry. Is there any way I could keep the cats out and let them roam the house without all the noise and cat crying? Do your cats make lots of noise at night? Do you think he just needs more food or water? I wish that I knew. Any suggestions or help would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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@scribe1 (1207)
• United States
11 Jun 08
Every so often, my 11-year-old Columbus yowls. He wants attention, and I try to give it to him by petting and playing with him. He's not a lap cat either, but loves being petted and talked to. I guess cats' behavior varies as old age approaches. My other cats aren't like that, thank goodness!
• United States
24 Jun 08
My big cat is high needs too. He's a big bundle of emotions.
• United States
11 Jun 08
you could get a few of those tap lights and leave them on for him.sometimes it's actually human voices they want,so maybe a radio on low? he could just be wanting company.i have a daytime crier,he yells if he can't find his people,or if he thinks we're out.i've had to come in from the yard 'cause i can hear him yelling in the house.
• United States
13 Jun 08
That's a brilliant idea about the radio and human voices. I could leave that on a low table and I'll bet he would curl up next to it. He has very sensitive hearing. I will try that! Thanks ever so much!
@gmakesmoney (2923)
• United States
25 Jun 08
Would he sleep in a crate? Our cat has a bedtime, she's had it since she was a kitten and so at bedtime she'll come let us know it's 10pm so we can go up with her to her room (the spare room) and give her a few treats, close the door and to bed she goes. She used to sleep just in her crate and recently we decided to try letting her out for the night... she was not very happy. So we leave her loose in the room which has her crate, litter box and window perch. Since the rooms get so hot with the morning sun, loose she can get to her water or go into the shade or lay in the sun. She gets let out about 7am. Any earlier and she pretty much kicks you out of her room and refuses to come out, lol. She likes the cozy comfort of the crate and still sleeps in it. Sometimes during the day she'll go in to take a nap and pull the little crate door closed behind her. Then of course she gets upset that she can't get out. Now if we leave her loose for a night around the apartment, she'll whine and cry all night long and stick her paws under our doors as if she's begging and then when you get up to put her to bed she refuses to go for like an hour so that now you're waiting on her. Bratty little diva! So my whole point is that maybe you're cat would feel better being in a cozy safe spot at night? I know that most cat beds look like little cubby holes and cats just love to hide so maybe a bed like that would work? Best of luck!
13 Jun 08
yes it scream as she need boy friend to have love making. so i allo her to g o out
@63mb3l (27)
• Indonesia
12 Jun 08
thas is same with my cat to, my cat is want to go outside thast is insting animal & my cat is happy he meet other cat in my place