Young cats can sleep up to 16 hours a day whilst older cats can sleep up to 20 hours a day. Why do cats sleep so much?
In the wild, big cats have to hunt for their food, chasing and killing of prey burns an enormous amount of energy, sleeping helps cats conserve their energy for when they are ready to hunt for food.
Domestic cats carry the same charecteristics as wild cats. Cats usually sleep during the day and become active at dawn and dusk, although most cats now do not need to hunt for food, they still need energy to hunt or chase outdoor prey or pounce on catnip toys!
Cats can also sleep out of boredom, if you think your cat is not getting enough exercise, it's probably time to start stimulating your cat's senses by providing your pets with plenty of toys to keep them occupied and interested.