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So, here is our problem with our cat…

He does sleep through the night ( good ), but when he wakes up somewhere between 6:00am and 9:00am…he makes a TON of noise ( bad ). He bats at the door handles, meows, knocks things over…pretty much does anything possible to create noise and get our attention.

Lets start at the beginning…we got him weaned WAYYYY to early. He was less than 4 weeks old when we took him home ( we thought he was a bit older ), so he thinks we are his parents. He follows my wife and I around the house all day long ( cute ), he greets us when we come home from work, he is highly entertained watching either of us shower/ bathe, he comes when called, plays fetch, we chase each other around the house, he chases after me…you get it. He almost the purrr-fect cat ( sorry, I had to ).

To our best guess, he is 1.5 years old. He is a beautiful Russian Blue. Indoor cat. Neutered. Free to roam around a 3000+ sq foot house. Yet demands to be within 15 feet of us almost always.

We have tried everything we could think of:
• Set food out at night so when he does wake up, he’s got it there
• Keep his favorite window blind open so he can look out
• Ignoring him
• Making loud noises/ yelling “NO”
• Spraying him in the face with a water bottle


What do we do to stop this obnoxious behavior????

Help!!!!
 

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He isnt being obnoxious .. he is being a kitty that is telling you how much he loves you :D

Fortunately im an early riser .. so when my lot starts im up :D .... 4.30am usualy.
 

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If he's doing it to get attention, the only really effective way to get him to stop is to ignore him completely and not respond at all to the noise (don't say anything, don't get up, don't even turn in bed), and eventually they usually stop doing it.
Thats a whole lot easier said than done, though.

My solution would be to shut him in another room at night with his food, water, a litter box and some toys for when he wakes up in the morning.
 

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Tink had very similar behaviors when she was about the same age as yours... and to be honest she still kept a few of the wake me up habits but they show randomly instead of nightly now.

We recently got a new kitten (about 2-3 months now), and Tink really has become ALOT more independent we find. Kinda makes me sad, cause after 4 years of her wanting 100% of our attention ALL the time, its taking some adjustment to have that mostly cut in half at this stage.

Dont get me wrong, I like the fact that she still wants to spend time with us, but not 100% of our time... but just that human reaction I am having I guess.

The main point of the story is, we did get the kitten for that purpose, for company for Tink... and well... its having all the effects we wanted from the pairing.
 
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