If you wonder that do cats dream or not, we can say that they can dream. It is a well-known fact that both kittens and adult cats love to sleep. Cats sleep for such a long time during the day, and they tend to be alert and active at night by their nature. Sunrise and sunset times are the times when cats are the most active for hunting in nature. Compared to humans’ sleeping schedules, they sleep almost twice as much. Cats nearly sleep 15 to 18 hours a day, and they dream. While some scientists disapprove of this theory, most of them agree with the idea that cats do dream. But their dreams are not similar to humans’ dreams.
What Do Cats Dream About?
We cannot exactly know what cats dream about with today’s technology, but experts claim that cats do dream about their favorite things, such as eating cat food and playing with their owners. Cats spend most of their time with their owners, so it is possible that they really dream of their owners. Another possibility is that cats do dream of all the life experiences they have had so far. One can clearly tell when cats dream by their different movements and gestures. Moving their paws and whiskers slowly or quickly and wagging their tails are signs of they are dreaming at that moment.
Do Cats Have Nightmares?
It is right that cats do dream of happy things, but they can also have nightmares, like humans, from time to time. The cat having nightmares should not be disturbed as much as possible, as it makes more drastic movements and gestures than when dreaming normally. Because, if its owner tries to get close to the cat, it may unintentionally harm its owner. It is quite normal for the owner to see his/her cat in that situation and be worried, but instead of suddenly approaching and scaring the cat, the owner should approach slowly and wake the cat up by speaking in as low a voice as possible.