Kittens are younger and often more playful than adult cats, and they have periods of intense energy. All mammals are the same because the metabolism of young animals being faster than that of the older animals. Although kittens have higher energy, they will also sleep more to rest their growing bodies. Geriatric cats are those over seven years old, and they sleep more than adult cats between the ages of 1 and seven years. As with humans, metabolism in older cats slows down meaning they feel more lethargic and sleepy. Many older cats spend over 70% or more of their time asleep.
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