When Do Kittens Calm Down

At what age do kittens calm down?

A kitten can sleep up to 20 hours a day. Indeed, he takes several mini naps (phases of light or deep sleep) which are distributed throughout the day. And during its short awakening periods, a kitten is in great shape and has plenty of energy to expend especially during its first months.

Playing and hunting are natural activities for your kitten and essential for its proper development.

In general, a kitten will start to calm down a bit between 8 to 12 months and become much calmer in adulthood between 1 and 2 years. These ages are only indicative because your cat’s hyperactivity will depend on his environment and the education you will give him.

A kittens behavior at two months

At the age of 2 months, a kitten starts to be active but does not yet have sufficient muscular development and coordination to master all of its movements. Of the couple, the 2-month-old kitten will jump, jump, climb on furniture but it will be awkward. He will often stumble, lose his balance and catch up as best he can …

Kitten behavior from 6-12 months

 Between 6 months and 12 months, it is the period of teens in a cat because it is moving towards its sexual maturity (see How to calm a cat in heat?. It’s a period when a cat will calm down a little but not completely because he will try to assert himself in his environment, start to mark your territory, and will test its limits with you.

Beware of overly aggressive behavior: It is at this age that your cat should be discouraged if he starts scratching or biting. See: My cat attacks me for no reason what to do?

It is also the period when a cat can be sterilized (which will calm him down considerably).

What is a Hyper kitten?

A Hyper kitten is said to be a kitten that is said to be hyper because of its exposure to things, such as overplay, sugar, and maybe exposure to wild kittens.

How do you calm down a Hyper kitten

Giving it appropriate play not excessive

Play is a great way to help expend some of that boundless kitten energy, so be sure to plan several sessions a day. Toys that mimic hunting, such as wands with feathers at the end of stuffed mice will hold your kitten’s attention and inspire her natural predatory skills.

Keep and challenged while you’re playing, but let it take down its prey—it will give it confidence and give it a sense of satisfaction.

Warming up the process and cooling down

A good workout starts and ends with a warm-up and cool-down session. The same goes for kitten play sessions. In particular, the cooldown lets your kitten know that it’s time to slow things down and relax. While winding the play session down, move the toy more slowly and let your kitten chase it without as much energy behind its movements.

When you see your kitten beginning to get tired of the game, let it cool down and then give it food. Instinctively, your kitten will want to eat a meal, clean the kitten, and take a nap. Do this before bed at night so that you can go to sleep when you do.

Kitten space

When your kitten is acting up, it’s time for a timeout in its own kitten-friendly space. A dimly lit small room is best, as it will help it unwind and keep from other pets, distractions, and people. This space should be equipped with things she can safely play with, so she can learn to play on her own.

Kitten companion

Consider adopting another kitten around the same age—that way, your kitten will have a constant play pal. They’ll grow up to be great friends and they can keep one another company when you aren’t home.

Plenty of attention

Your kitten needs to feel loved. In addition to playing with it every day, let it sit with you while you work on your laptop or watch television, and pet it while it purrs contentedly in your arms. This is a great way to prevent negative behaviors that would arise as a result of feeling lonely, bored, and neglected.

What age does a cat calm down

In general, a kitten will start to calm down a bit between 8 to 12 months and become much calmer in adulthood between 1 and 2 years. These ages are only indicative because your cat’s hyperactivity will depend on his environment and the education you will give it with proper care.                      

Do cats mellow with age?

Yes, cats mellow with age. With age comes experience, so the things that once sparked your cat’s interest may not have that sort of impact anymore. This is why cats always need a new toy, more exciting treats, and sometimes a change in scenery to keep their energy and spirits high.

Cats behavior by age

While it’s known that cats calm down with age, it’s always helpful to see what the expectations can be from kitten to adult.

Just like humans, cats change as they get older. While kittens are often manic little balls of energy, rage, and destruction, older cats are calmer and more content to lay in window sills and soak up the sun.

As cats mature from adulthood into the senior status and beyond, they may exhibit some or all of these common behavioral indicators of aging.

  1. Feeling withdrawn
  2. Easily confused
  3. Discontent
  4. High esteem in an intolerable way
  5. Aggressive
  6. More assertive
  7. Demanding behavior
  8. Hyper behavior

What is a Hyper cat

A cat being hyper can be caused by several things from it being familiar with the home to it having a lot of freedom, excessive play to sugar-based foods.

How to stop a cat from being Hyper

  1. Create a structure in its playtime
  2. Create an understanding in the home
  3. Adress any hyperthyroid issue
  4. Create outdoor experiences
  5. Regular check up
  6. Create a proper Haven.