Why is my kitten so hyper? 4 reasons for this behavior

Kittens are easily one of the cutest animals in the world. They are full of life and hilarious antics and it can be a lot of fun watching them learn to behave like a cat.

1. Instinct

Cats are hunters by nature, their instincts drive their behavior as they grow, but it is important for kittens to learn to develop hunting skills. Even indoor kittens who never need hunting skills will instinctively develop these skills.

2. Energy

Kittens are young and very full of energy, they love to run and play and, sometimes, they just need to burn off some of that energy. Kittens and cats spend a lot of time sleeping, so when they wake up, they become very active to burn off the energy stored during their sleep.


Sometimes, your kitten may just want to play for no reason other than fun. While play is often meant to develop a variety of skills, watching kittens flip and wrestle can be as much fun for you as it is for them. Kittens may also pick out favorite toys or activities, which is a strong indicator that some of their over-behavior may be simply for fun.

4. Boredom

If you notice that your kitten keeps looking hyper, they may also be bored. Evaluate how much time you are spending playing with them as well as what types of toys etc. they have. Providing your kitten with new and different toys on a regular basis will also help keep her from getting bored.

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