Why do my cats insist on doing sprints in the hallway at 4:30AM everyday?

Every Morning at 4:30AM my two cats decide to do sprints in the hallway. We have wood floors and their claws hitting the floor are extremely loud. Srs.. it's 4:30AM precisely every morning. The both of them to seem to be having competitive races down the hallway every morning.
Why do my cats insist on doing sprints in the hallway at 4:30AM everyday?
Then after 4-5 races they are done.. they will relax by the window seal

Srs. Wtf is going on bros. This happens every god damn morning and I never sleep because of it. They are outside during the day so they get enough exercise. The funny part is I can't intervene whatsoever. They will directly run into me if i get in their way.


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  • Lol Awe! Cat's are so precious!

    Cats get excited and hyper around that time. Usually because it's before the dawn and there is lots of activity outside. It's an instinctual thing, if they didn't live in the home, it would be the time that they would normally hunt. So they are psyched up for that. It's completely normal.

    Maybe to counteract that, you should make sure they have lots of toys out so they can play and 'hunt' their toys.

    Have places for them to climb too! Cat's love to be able to survey their surroundings and climb.

    I would also think about putting down a carpet in the hall so their claws aren't clamoring on the floor. It might help lessen the noise. Good luck!

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  • Same here brother!!! How about meowing too just to hear themselves!!!

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  • Welcome to the reality of who is actually the pet. You should be grateful they let you stay with them.

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  • domestic cats are crepuscular and are more active at before and durng dawn and just before dusk.
    Also even so, cats just like to play

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  • They're on steroids.

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  • U have rats and mice in ur untidy house. Like look at that chair it's fucking facing the window and not the TV Lol

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  • Burmese?

    if so- figures :)

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  • Cats are crazy :P

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  • cats drink expresso when you sleep.

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  • my cats do this too, nothing to do about it.

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  • Maybe they drunk votka.

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  • They're doing HIIT.

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  • I would guess that their insinct tells them it is time to hunt.

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  • Is this a condo or a villa you live in?

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