Why is my Bengal cat so lazy?
Cats often appear to be quite lazy creatures. It is not uncommon for a cat to spend the vast majority of its day sleeping. But is your Bengal cat really lazy? Or is it just about applying traits of human behavior to a different species? We often hear comments from owners asking why their Bengals are so lazy. In this short article, we aim to find out.
If you’re worried about your Bengal being lazy, here are some key things to consider:
- Your Bengal sleeps and “laze” a lot to save energy. This behavior, which from a human perspective may seem lazy, is in fact for good reason. In the wild, cats need to conserve as much energy as possible in order to be able to hunt (when the opportunity arises) and also to escape predators or defend themselves (when the need arises). Therefore, your Bengal has developed through many generations of evolution a need to sleep and relax in order to conserve significant amounts of energy, which massively improves the chances of survival in the wild … that’s right. that the “modern” Bengal receives food and shelter from a human, making this biological urge somewhat redundant.
- It is normal for cats to sleep for several hours a day. Anything from 12 to 20 hours a day is perfectly normal for an adult Bengal cat. Kittens and senior cats are definitely on the higher end of the scale, maybe even more than 20 hours a day. Therefore, there is a good chance that your Bengal’s sleeping habits and habits are quite normal and not out of the ordinary. No matter how much your Bengal sleeps, you probably don’t need to be worried or worried.
- The weather can also affect your cat’s energy level. For example, your cat may seem to get lazier when the temperature rises or cools significantly. Indeed, your Bengal cat tries to better regulate its internal temperature. It should be noted that the reason your Bengal will seek out sunny, warm places in your home is because finding that heat makes it easier for your cat to maintain the desired internal body temperature, thus saving energy.
Chances are, your Bengal cat is not as lazy as you might think. In fact, there is a very good reason to lounge around and relax. Your cat sleeps and basks a lot in order to save energy to hunt its prey and defend itself. This is not done out of laziness, but in fact by a strong evolutionary / biological directive. In other words, your Bengal is lazy so he can be active when needed.