Cat noisy at night

posted 1 year ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Helper bee

My cat is like this as well – he just wants to be near us at all times and will make as much noise as possible to get our attention. We tried letting him roam the apartment at night and he’d always end up in our room, making so much noise because we aren’t responding to him. Ear plugs didn’t work because he’d end up jumping on us and yelling in our faces and climbing all over us. That, and my husband is allergic to cats so he’d rather not have the cat in his face every night.

We ended up putting him in the second bedroom at night – he stays quiet, he’s got all his needs in that room, and we get peaceful sleep.

Is there any way of putting a baby gate up so the cats can’t get upstairs? You might still have to wear ear plugs if he meows loud enough but at least it’ll stop the door scratching.

Post # 3
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Busy bee

Oh man, same here. Damn cats. I put everything and anything in front of my bedroom door at night. Try putting the vacuum there, a chair, ANYTHING! It scares them for a day or two but then the scratching starts back up. If you find a solution, please message me! 

These cats have sharpened their claws through the sheetrock. Everything in my apartment is ruined by these 2. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee

Having the same trouble here!

Only thing that’s worked is that we installed a door at the bottom of the stairs so now we can’t hear them at all. Before that, we shut them in a room that was away from the bedroom (big enough that they can play, sleep, eat, drink and poop for the 8 hours that we slept).

In our previous house, then tried to get into the bedroom so much that they had shredded the carpet in the hallway to bits that I had to put a blanket over it because it was just floorboard! They knew the scratching drove me crazy so I’d end up letting them in after about 5 minutes of it! Safe to say I take up all carpets where the cats are now because it cost a fortune to replace!

I also play with them like crazy before bed so they end up so tuckered out before I go to bed that they sleep for at least 6 hours of it and wreck havoc for the remaining 2, which sucks but means I get my REM sleep!

ALSO get laser pointers and while you’re on your phone at night, just absent-mindlessly move them about and that’ll get the cats using a lot of energy!

Good luck!!! Every cat is different so just try absolutely everything you can think of for atleast 2 nights and see what sticks!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Try aluminum foil on the floor in front of your door. Most cats hate aluminum foil.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

anev :  hmmm interesting! I have a similar issue and might try this. Thanks! 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

BeeDD :  Pics, please? I have no suggestions as our giant deamon cat sleeps in his own room, I’m just here for the photos of chubby kitties. Please and thank you. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

emilyjoanna :  It’s so fluffy!!! Love the chubby kitty belly. 

BeeDD :  OMG, dying at their names. Well done, OP.

Thank you both for the kitty pics and smiles. Here is our giant (25lbs) demon kitty, Malfoy. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

I don’t really have any advice, but I can relate. Our cats are super social and needy, they NEED to be by our side. My husband had cat allergies so as a precaution we did not let them in our room for 2 years. It was the same scenario you described. It did not get better in two years. They would bang against the door. We have french doors to the room and they actually snapped the molding on one of the doors. 

Eventually we caved when we were convinced Darling Husband was “immune” and we let them in. They both just sleep on the end of the bed and dont make a peep now.

So no real advice.. I think some cats just refuse to take no for an answer. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee

Lol, this thread is great. Cats ruining all of our lives. Mine also apparently don’t learn they aren’t allowed on the counters either. I squirt them a million times with a water bottle, but they don’t give a fu#%! 🤣 Here are my PITA’s! They look so cute but they aren’t. 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

BeeDD :  try feeding them wet food before bedtime it will knock them out and they will be too tired to play. Sometimes I have to do this with my fur baby’s. it puts them to sleep for at least 4-5 hours and by the time they wake up I’m in a deep sleep. 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

You might just have to contain them in a bedroom at night, worst case scenario. It might be small but it’ll have to do if he won’t give up.

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