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Are Cats Nocturnal? Learn More About Felines and Their Napping Habits

February 23, 2021 6:31 pm Published by

One of the most common misconceptions about cats in Alexandria, VA is that they’re nocturnal. This is not true—in fact, they are actually considered “crepuscular,” a category that describes animals with peak levels of activity around dawn and dusk. Most animals that fall into this category evolved in this way to take advantage of times when temperatures were the coolest in desert or arid habitats. This also explains why your cat is most likely to be awake and noisy between the hours of 3 and 5 a.m., and why evenings may tend to be crazy time for your kitties. Crepuscular... View Article

Why Does My Cat Like to Stay in High Places?

February 9, 2021 6:31 pm Published by

If you’re a cat owner in Alexandria, VA, you’ve almost certainly noticed your cat’s affinity for high places in your home. Cats and high places are a classic pair—any opportunity they can find to climb and sit or lie down on top of a shelf, a piece of furniture or any kind of elevated surface, they’re going to make it happen. But why is this? Is there some sort of evolutionary reason for cats sleeping in high places? Here’s an overview of what you should know. Cats love getting up high It’s certainly fun to watch cats figure out which... View Article

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