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Old 08-16-2012, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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My cat sleeps day and night: she "cat" naps. Rarely does she sleep all day or all night that I am aware.

I consider my own cat crepuscular, but I guess not all are that way.
That's what I recognize as well. Not so active in the twilight though as much as into the evening and then generally less active about now (11 or so) until 5-6am. Not very active during day either. This is not uncommon for a cat.

Kittens, well, who knows. Does it affect them psychologically? Probably not, especially with two of them. It may or may not cause them to be less interested in you? Dunno. I can say I recall times shutting Amber away when she was little, and for years she did not have access to the bedroom at night, a mistake (I now think) made for allergy reasons. Now with access to the bedroom all night for the last couple years I still hardly see her in here. But that's as a 16-year-old cat. She is a more aloof cat than many I've seen described here. Not sure if any of her behavior can be traced to those early months.
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Near Nashville TN
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My three cats sleep all night. They're most active in the early part of the day and the evening. Some days they're not very active at all. Other days they're active most of the day. They range in age from 2 1/2 to a little over 3 yrs old.

One is more inactive than the others and is starting to gain too much weight.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:00 AM
 
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I'm sure your kittens are fine in the laundry room over night. But make sure you play with them and let them run and jump a LOT before you put them in there. Eventually they will learn your routine and sleep at night, too.

Cats really aren't nocturnal they are most active at dawn and dusk, which is crepuscular.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:23 AM
 
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Cats really aren't nocturnal they are most active at dawn and dusk, which is crepuscular.
I'm glad to know that, and I stand corrected. I work at home and love on them and play with them all day long. Still, the girl is a little shy with me but I'm sure in time it will be fine.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:30 AM
 
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I'm glad to know that, and I stand corrected. I work at home and love on them and play with them all day long. Still, the girl is a little shy with me but I'm sure in time it will be fine.
I think they will grow up to be happy well adjusted cats, and they have one another at night for the time being. If you can put a cat tree of some kind in there so they have something to climb and jump on.
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Old 08-17-2012, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Mine sleep at night (and whenever else they feel like it.)
One of em sleeps on my legs.
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