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how does your cat react to the alarm clock?

post #1 of 25
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I have trouble getting up in the AM, so I have a loud alarm and I like to snooze for about a half hour. In my old apt, where I lived alone, my cat would usually run out of my bedroom as soon as my alarm started going off. But in my new apt, where I'll have roommates I plan to close my door at night when kitty and I sleep. Will she totally freak out when the alarm goes off and she's trapped in the room?
post #2 of 25
I, too, have an awful time getting up, therefore, I have 3 loud alarm clocks. My girls will sleep right through them for a few rounds of hitting snooze until one or the other will wake me up insisting I've slept quite long enough, now it's time for her breakfast!
post #3 of 25
My suggestion is give it a go in the day time and see how she reacts. Then you can gage what to do after that!!
post #4 of 25
Ours have figured our that the alarm means it is time to get up. They don't understand snooze. One will start to get into trouble (scratching the carpet, knocking a picture off the wall, etc) which means we always are getting up soon after.

You may want to try a Feliway diffuser in your bedroom to reduce the stress of the alarm. Also, maybe some Rescue Remedy rubbed on her ears before you go to bed.
post #5 of 25
Oliver's just as big a sleeper as I am and will sleep right through all three alarms! No counting on him to wake me up when I oversleep! I would also suggest trying it in the daytime or when you go to take a nap and see how she reacts....
post #6 of 25
Mine is set on Radio.. so it doesn't bother them.. they just wake up.. look around and go back to sleep =)

I reccomend also setting it different times throughout the day.. so she can get used to it.
post #7 of 25
Our cats are the alarm clock: They wake us regularly 10 minutes before the alarm is set.
post #8 of 25
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Originally Posted by Ryn
Our cats are the alarm clock: They wake us regularly 10 minutes before the alarm is set.
I'm glad I'm not the only one whose cat does that.
post #9 of 25
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Originally Posted by Ryn
Our cats are the alarm clock: They wake us regularly 10 minutes before the alarm is set.
Harley does the same thing...he will wake me up the same time every morning...and if its the weekend, he still insists on getting me up at 7:00 ..... but when my alarm clock does go off, he's usually not bothered by it
post #10 of 25
At first when my kitties first heard the alarm clock they ran straight for the bed (one of em slid on the bare floor and hit the bed leg...).
Now they aren't really that scared of it anymore I guess since it has become casual.
post #11 of 25
Marlee loves my alarm clock! I know it sounds weird, but she has figured out that when that loud noise happens, mommy will get up and give her food! So she takes off running toward her food bowl, usually slipping and sliding on the slick parts.....

Good luck getting your baby used to it. I'm sure it may scare her at first, but I bet she will get used to it. I would also suggest setting it during the day, so that the first time it goes off she will be awake and maybe it won't startle her so much. Let us know how it goes!
post #12 of 25
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Marlee loves my alarm clock! I know it sounds weird, but she has figured out that when that loud noise happens, mommy will get up and give her food!
that's my cat's too! raven also meows and licks me until i get up. he thinks snooze is evil, it delays breakfast.
post #13 of 25
My cats are free-fed, so they don't have to wake me up for food. Just lovings
post #14 of 25
My cats sleep right through it!!!
post #15 of 25
If she ran out of the room before, she'll probably just run and hide if the door is closed. Or she might learn to wake you up before the alarm goes off LOL!
I guess really there's only one way to find out. Good Luck!
Luna views the alarm as "mom's wake up to pet me" alarm. She's never been scared of it, but sometimes she will wake me up a few minutes before.
post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by AshleyNicole
Marlee loves my alarm clock! I know it sounds weird, but she has figured out that when that loud noise happens, mommy will get up and give her food! So she takes off running toward her food bowl, usually slipping and sliding on the slick parts.....
well, mine don't get food, but they've figured out what it means. after the first go-round, one or more will sit on the bed, bugging me, until i get up. i have a tendency to set it early, so i can hit the snooze multiple times!
post #17 of 25
What alarm clock? Dexter & Sadie are my alarm clock.
post #18 of 25
Mine both sleep through it now. It doesn't go off loudly. When Dieter is with me, it doesn't even wake him, but then, I'm not sure that anything short of a bullhorn does.

They're free fed, and they get soft food at night, not after the alarm goes off. They're already snuggling with me in the morning, because I sleep in their bed, so the alarm doesn't really mean much. Especially since it's set so much earlier than I need to wake up, because I like to go back to sleep for a while, and I'm really good at waking myself when I need to be up.
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by Ryn
Our cats are the alarm clock: They wake us regularly 10 minutes before the alarm is set.
.. either Zoey starts into being a juvinelle deliquent... or Gigi kicks me in the ribs or Kandie is holloring from the doorway..
post #20 of 25
Snickers is my personal furry alarm clock. Rarely do I actually even NEED or USE my clock-alarm-clock.

He starts about 5am, with little nibbles... he'll move from wherever he is on the bed, come up & snuggle my face; nibble my nose; make these really LOUD trilling noises!!!! Meaning, "Momma I'm hungry"...

The other morning I had my alarm clock (the real one, not Snickers) turned up really loud. I didn't realize it was so loud. Well Snicky slept in through this one and the alarm wailed & Dusty JUMPED SKY HIGH. As soon as I heard the beep beep beep, poor Dusty jumped a mile and took off running from the room!

I guess she got used to Snickers being the one who got me up.
post #21 of 25
Mine know it's the alarm means it's time for meowmy to get up and get them food! Sometimes I do try to hit the snooze alarm, but end up with Peter standing on sticking his nose in my eyes, Gracie on the pillow nipping at my ears and Katie on the nightstand giving me the "stare."
post #22 of 25
Ellie usually sleeps on my night stand right next to my alarm. I am shocked it doesn't bug her, there are times I hit the snooze button quite a few times. Then again I think she likes when it goes off, because shortly after she will come on my bed and meow for me to pet her.
post #23 of 25
My kittens use to run and hide under the bed. Then they started to ponce on me. Now they sleep through them like I do sometimes.
post #24 of 25
alarm clock? whats that? salem and isis wake me up at 4 am every morning .... 2 1/2 hours BEFORE the alarm is supposed to go off!!! bad thing about this is I don't ususally go to bed till about 3 am *yawn*
post #25 of 25
I usually set my alarm for 20 minutes before I actually have to wake up so I can hit the snooze button a few times. Napolean jumps up and after I hit the snooze curls back up with me. I'll hit the snooze a few more times, and then he'll start meowing at me to get up. But when it goes off first thing, he's right there.
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