I have had my cat Stripey since he was 8 weeks, and is just 15 now.
He is mainly an indoor cat since around age 10 but still likes to go out in the garden a little bit most days.
He is incredibly healthy and playful given his age, it's only in the last 18 months he has become somewhat wobbly climbing fences and doesn't tend to bother climbing onto higher furniture.
However he has picked up a very bad habit in the last year where he will not sleep the entire night. He has no interest in going out at night time and honestly I prefer him to be indoors since he is getting on a bit.
He nearly always sleeps in my room, and will stay asleep until anywhere between 1-5am, at which point he decides it's time to get up. Problem is he isn't content to go amuse himself, he will force me out of bed to go play/sit/give him food for ages. If I try to ignore him he climbs the curtains, claws at books on the shelf, attacks furniture and rolls about the room in a noisy manner.
He's always been very affectionate towards me and various other family members, but he has become incredibly needy and the constant sleep interruption is really catching up with me.
I love him to bits and I'm thrilled he has the energy to be doing this... But I'd also love for him to go back to a more normal sleep pattern. Sitting downstairs in my PJ's at 3am throwing around a toy mouse isn't my idea of fun
I wondered if anyone on here had experienced a similar scenario, or any suggestions on how to combat it?
And here's some pictures of the culprit, just because