You can stop your little one’s rambunctious nighttime behaviors by engaging the cat in specific activities before going to bed, and with multiple feedings, suggests certified cat behavior consultant Marilyn Krieger, author of "Naughty No More."
Just before going to bed, play with your kitty in a way that imitates the hunt. Use a pole toy that has an object attached at the end that is intriguing to your cat. Drag it away from the cat, on cat trees, over scratchers and sofas. Make your cat work for the prize. After the last catch, immediately offer food. Your cat will eat, groom and then go to sleep.
Scheduled feedings during the night will also help curb the behavior. There are automatic feeders available with ice packs, perfect for feeding canned food at specific times. Set the feeder to open two or three times during the night.
Enriching your cat's environment with toys such as balls, track toys and tall cat trees will also keep your cat occupied during the day. Place a tall cat tree next to a secure window so that the cat can be entertained by watching the goings-on in the neighborhood.