Kitten sleeping in separate room can be a result of two things: either you want to relegate your feline friend to another room, as a result of funny things kittens do while you’re sleeping—licking your face, bitting you, or jumping on you, or your kitten suddenly refused to sleep in the same room with you—we will cover both sceneries in this post.
I work in a very demanding environment where I get to write codes for hours. When I return home, upon the fact that I am mentally stressed—I still take out time to play with my dog and cat, ensuring they get enough exercise. I still help my daughter with her school work: revising and briefly working her through her assignments and what she learned for the day.
The nature of my work requires that I retire early to bed, so I could wake early, refreshed and ready to solve problems. When I newly brought my kitten home, she was two weeks old. I had to bottle-feed her and provide all the care and love her mum would have given her.
I was determined to make her adapt to the world seamlessly, but she made it hell for me; waking me up by 2 AM (this gives me migrants). At different times, she’ll jump on me at odd hours, lick my eyes or even bite me at odd hours, I wouldn’t have been bothered if not for my mentally demanding job which I need to attend to the following morning—after all, I know she wants attention.
This is when I underwent my first research on a kitten sleeping in separate room. This is not the easiest thing to think of actualizing, because it comes with a lot of heart-piercing cries from my lovely feline friend, however, I was able to achieve this, and will be sharing with you the exact way I got to get my kitten to sleep in another room.
Can I leave my kitten to sleep in another room?
You can let your cat sleep elsewhere. Get your cat, yourself, and the room ready to sleep elsewhere. Cats adapt to new homes. Weeks of nighttime meowing.
A kitten sleeping in different rooms can stress you and your cat, so handle it professionally. We wrote this to lessen stress-related anxiety and behavior issues.
If you don’t have the heart to follow this technique, can’t stand your kitten’s meow, or are thinking of other ways to solve these issues without stressing your cat, acquire another kitten. Cats cuddling reduce evening noise.
Your kitten will be socialized with other kittens, making it easy to introduce a cat or dog without Feliway or vanilla essence to decrease cat fights.
Criteria for leaving your kitten alone in a separate room at night
For their first week at home, kittens, foster cats, and wild cats should be kept in a room. This will keep your cat inside, and you may have a kitten who destroys stuff without you. This confinement helps the cat adjust to its new home.
The first week of limiting a cat to a room at night requires basic actions to help the cat get along without separation anxiety, stress, or a cat that doesn’t like you.
The following steps will ensure your cat doesn’t get bored or traumatized for being left alone:
Litter box: Part of the beauty of kittens is their bathroom ability, they could pass feces and urine without messing the whole place just like puppies do. Provide them with a litter box, so they could help themselves throughout the night.
Leave some water: Have you fed them earlier in the evening? If not, leave a treat dispenser with healthy pumpkin treats.
However, if you are confining the kitten to a room for the first week, you should leave the auto feeder in their room(check for feeders that could dish out wet foods also. The advantage of using auto feeders is that: they don’t leave food hanging around all day(this could make your cat obese) and they don’t attract bugs and cockroaches that bring the risk of parasites.
Leave a dim light on
Bright lights affect the quality of a cat’s sleep, which means you should not leave very bright lights on. You can use dim light to aid the cat get around without any accidents. As simple as opening the curtains, or getting a light source with which you have control over its brightness levels. You may have learned that cats have excellent vision—this good quality doesn’t mean they see in complete darkness which is why they need little light to get around.
Despite the sadness, my friend locks his cat in the bathroom with toys and his litter box to calm it. I don’t recommend locking or caging adult cats because they usually stick to the training routine.
An automatic mouse and other cat toys may entertain your kitten. Catnip works on kittens after a certain age. Scratching posts and climbing trees may work. They’ll entertain the cat and let them express their destructiveness. Providing entertainment will help a kitten sleep in a separate room.
Provide Cat bed
If you can afford it, get a pod for your feline friend. Add some blankets and cushions where they could sleep away their sorrows for the first few sad nights. Add a shirt you have worn, this will provide your smell on the bed, making the cat more comfortable.
To save cost on your cat’s bed, you could easily use a laundry basket or a cardboard box—just stock them up with blankets—then you’ve created a homemade bed for your feline friend.
Prepare your cat
A kitten resting in another room will suffer in the coming days. Play with your cat before bedtime and give them love and support massages to reinforce your love. It may not help immediately, but it will later.
Close all windows, remove wire, knives, and breakables, and keep the cat in. You may worry about your kitten sleeping in another room, but he shouldn’t damage himself and keep you up.
Your conscience may keep you from sleeping well, but if the cat is keeping you from relaxing and recharging, do it.
The kitten will cry and scratch the door, but they will be fine in days or weeks, depending on the cat. The worst mistake is letting the cat out while it meows heavily. The kitty will learn that his heavy meowing opens the door and utilize it to his advantage.
If you don’t mind this, you could cage the cat in your room throughout the night, in that way, they won’t feel far from you.
Is it okay to leave a kitten alone in a room at night?
Put your kitten in a room overnight. You just need patience and inventiveness to execute it without scaring the cat. Most people think putting kittens in a room overnight is cruel, but it’s not.
If confining your cat to a room at night sounds harsh, you probably don’t have migraines from being awakened up unexpectedly or a kitten biting your hair or clawing your face (they can be trained, but the initial bite and scratch are unpleasant).