Join Date: May 2008
Location: St. Albert, AB, Canada
To get them to sleep longer you need to do a few things.
Before bed have a routine where you play with them until they're worn out, then feed them. This will wear out their energy, and the food will tell their bodies it's time for rest. They've hunted, and eaten, so they can sleep.
The other thing is to NOT feed them when you get up! A cat's body tells them to wake up and hunt (aka be active) before they can eat. So they'll wake up about an hour or so before you feed them. If you feed them right when you get up you're basically training them to be annoying in the mornings.
Start by feeding them an hour after you get up, or when you leave for work. They'll be extra annoying for a few days until they catch on, but if you're playing with them at night it will help.
Becky and the cats: Jitzu (11), Torri (9), Doran (8 ), and Muffin (8 )
The boys at 8 - not