If you are a cat owner, you might ask yourself why cats are lazy?
Human sleeps for around 10-12 hours in a day. While cats can sleep 16-18 hours every single day and that is normal among our dear felines.
Though we know for a fact that the cat sleeps a lot, yet we still wonder why?
If you are going to look with its relative animals, lion, they have similarities. Try to go to a zoo and observe how a lion acts. Chances are unless you’ve managed to drop in during feeding time, you’ve probably only ever seen one of these attractive beasts snoozing.
Reminded of your little feline at home?
Have you watched a documentary about lions and felines hunting in the wildlife? Try to look at these documentaries cats exert a lot of energy catching their prey.
During hunting, our dear felines are fast, pounce like nobody’s business and expand so much energy. Once dinner is served, what’s left for these cats to make is, well, preserve that energy until the next hunt. — this is where they do all the sleeping.
A small amount of energy is used when cats are sleeping and thoroughly unwilling to put effort into anything throughout the day. But when it is time to hunt that’s when all the strength does and should kick in.
In hunting, energy is a must. Well, sleeping helps these cats to be able to outsmart, outrun, and finally catch its prey. If these cats weren’t able to hunt a dinner, no more energy for that poor wildcat, which could result in a dire situation.
Cat’s Conversion of Energy
Cats are known to be sleepers. When they sleep, it helped them to convert energy into strength. However, the cat has a sleeping pattern. The cat nap is the result of a cat’s instinct as a predator. During this pattern, your cat can be up and going within seconds of beginning her eyes; this is the lightest sleep of a cat.
While their night sleep is the most relaxed and calm. Their bodies are at rest, they are usually curled up or stretched out. If you notice some twitching and rapid eye movement that indicates dreaming.
The longer the cat sleeps, the longer they will conserve an energy. The higher the conserved energy, the higher the chances of having a good dinner.
So to wrap it up, cats are not lazy. They just sleep for a longer period as they are preserving their energy to be ready for hunting. Meaning when it’s time for them to hunt they will have extra energy to expend to successfully be able to snag their prey.
But some of you might ask me, how about those cats who live at home? Why do they sleep a lot when we are the one who prepares food for them. Here’s an explanation why:
Our lazy cats are this way because they acquired lazy cat genes from their relatives, who endured difficult times specifically because they were so lazy.
And we all know that even with the human, it will take you too long to change that kind of inherited attitude.
I personally amazed how cats can sleep from 16-18 hours in a day. It makes me think how on earth they were able to do that. I almost wish humans had evolved to be the same way. Sleeping, resting and eating for the vast majority of the day.
Sounds like an ideal life?
However, it is not a life meant for us human.
If you are thinking that cats are lazy because they won’t fetch a ball well, you are not alone. Cats have a reputation for being lazy and aloof ii people’s mind. However, we all know that even cats sleep a lot they are the sweetest pet that you can have.
And as a feline owner, though these little and fluffy creatures are sleeping all the time. They deserve the love we can give. I also believed that these little cats deserve to understand and not judge.
In this study, we have learned to understand their language of life. That sleep is one the most important things they need to survive this world.