If your pet cat does not stop still for a moment, bites, scratches, tears the curtains with its claws, throw objects, or tears the cushions, it is that it has a problem of hyperactivity. But don’t worry, because this excess energy in your pet can be corrected by following some simple guidelines.
Kittens that are separated from their mother very early(before 12 weeks) are more likely to be hyperactive if they do not receive adequate emotional and affective care.
In any case, when you have a small pet cat you have to keep them busy. Give them a lot of affection and play with them to establish that emotional bond that they have lost with their mother when they were separated from her so soon.
Hyperactivity also depends on the breed of the kitten. Thus, the Siamese or the Oriental tend to be more moved than the rest, without this necessarily turning out to be a pathology. That is why it is key to be patient and give them lots of pampering.
Tips to calm a hyperactive pet cat
We insist on the need to give affection. Put them on top of your knees, caress them, and massage them to make them feel relaxed and loved. Keep your pet cat busy during the day. Whenever possible, play with them so that they are tired and sleeps at night. It is advisable to do it in the late afternoon.
If it still does not stop meowing at night (remember that the cat is a nocturnal animal that expresses its energy when night falls), a trick is to play very low soft music so that it feels accompanied.
The damage that a hyperactive pet cat can cause when they are away from home can be avoided by providing a space exclusively for them(whenever possible), with food, water and toys to entertain them. It is another way to calm hyperactivity.
On the other hand, it should also be remembered that parasites, such as worms, are the cause of hyperactivity. It is therefore advisable to consult the veterinarian to certify that it is free of parasites. And, if it is affected, to prescribe the corresponding treatment for your pet cat.
Finally, note that heat in female pet cats is also the cause of nervous behaviors. In this case, consult your veterinarian for advice on the best treatment.