How Many Hours Do Kittens Sleep
The amount of sleep a kitten needs is dependent on the age of the cat. Kittens need more sleep than adult cats, and they also go through developmental stages where their sleep patterns may change. This can be confusing for potential pet owners who are wondering how much shut-eye their new feline friend will require. The chart below provides you with some information about your kitten’s sleeping habits at different ages so that you can plan out when it’s time for naps and bedtime!
Kittens sleep between 12 and 16 hours a day
Like humans, kittens sleep as much as they need and can. They are also able to regulate their own sleep cycles. While kittens do not require a certain amount of sleep per day, they will typically nap anywhere from 12 hours to 16 hours. This includes both daytime naps and nighttime slumber time.
Kittens typically sleep for the majority of their first few days after birth, waking up only to eat, use the litter box or visit momma cat for some nursing time. On average, newborn kitten’s eyes open between 7 and 10 days after birth; however this is dependent upon breed and environmental factors (i.e., whether they’re born in spring or winter). Kittens start getting good at walking around at about 2 weeks old; however it may take them up to 1 month before they are able to climb stairs on their own without falling down!
Kittens need extra sleep for healthy development
Kittens sleep more than adult cats, humans and dogs.
- Kittens need more sleep to develop their brains, which grows faster in young animals than at any other time in their lives.
- A kitten’s brain triples in size during the first three months of life and continues to grow until the kitten is about one year old. During this time, kittens learn about the world around them and how to interact with their environment through play and exploration. Sleep helps newborns grow physically strong as well as mentally alert for learning new things every day—whether it be basic motor skills like walking or more complicated tasks like jumping on counters or opening cupboards
10-Week-Old Kitten Sleep Schedule
At 10 weeks old, kittens are still in their infancy but have begun to develop more than they did as newborns. As they get older, their sleep patterns begin to change. In general, young kittens will sleep for about 16 hours a day. This means that you’ll have about four hours of awake time each day before your kitten decides it’s time for another nap!
The exact numbers and percentages may vary depending on what breed of kitten you’re raising and how active your cat is throughout the day (for example, if he likes chasing mice or playing fetch with you).
4-Month-Old Kitten Sleep Schedule
- 4-month-old kittens sleep between 12 and 16 hours a day.
- Those long naps are crucial for your kitten’s healthy development because they’re needed to fuel their fast growth and give them energy to play.
6-Month-Old Kitten Sleep Schedule
A 6-month-old kitten will sleep for about 16 to 18 hours each day. This is the period of time from when they wake in the morning until they go to bed at night. Your kitten may be ready to sleep for longer than that, but it’s important not to let them overdo it because they can become dependent on this behavior and find it difficult to adjust later on in life if you choose not to allow them as much time as they would like out of habit.
When your kitten is around 10 weeks old, he or she should have an average of 12 to 14 hours per day of sleep. As this progresses through their second year (13-15 months), their sleeping patterns will increase further until they reach around 14-16 hours total per day by 2 years old (or older).
This can help you plan out your new bundle of fur’s sleeping habits
This can help you plan out your new bundle of fur’s sleeping habits.
- Your kitten will be awake and active for about 12 to 16 hours each day, so this is when you want to think about playing with them and giving them attention.
- During the day, they may be sleepy for an hour or two in the middle of the day, but not all kittens are like this—some are active all day long! Either way the best thing is to just watch what your kitten does and make some notes on a calendar so that later on when they’re grown up, there’ll be no surprises. That’s right: write everything down in a notebook next to their bedding area (like a cardboard box) every time they wake up/fall asleep/start eating something/stop eating something. This will help keep track of their schedules which will come in handy when it comes time for vaccinations or vet visits because everyone knows how important those things are!
All in all, kittens sleep a lot. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get some rest too! If you have any questions about your kitten’s sleeping habits, we’re happy to help. Just give us a call at (555) 555-5555 or email us at [email protected]