Guidance in letting them sleep

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Have kept adult cat but not young kittens.
I cannot allow my feline pets roam free in the house at night So need to have the kitten to be by themselves at night on my study room. Got a 9 weeks pair from the same litter so they not to get lonely. Toys food water scratch post all thee.
Was prepared to play with them for 15min at night and wear them. Down and feed them and leave them to sleep.
What I did not expect was for the blackish brown male to have to have me to rock in my arms and purr him to sleep!
The other tortoise female literally has a strong independent personality and she sleeps when she wants to.
Problem is she kept meowing and I did rocked her and played for a whole but she did not sleep. Left the room and closed the door but she keeps meowing. Feel very bad but am I putting in the correct guidance for her to sleep alo e with her brother?
How do those who have made their cats sleep in seperate room managed to do it?
 

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Let them sleep together. Play with, then feed them about an hour before bedtime. That will give them time to get over their post meal energy spike and settle down. They're still full of boundless kitten energy and you just need to be patient with them. Give them time to get used to the household routines.
 

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Hi. How long have you had these kittens? If you've had them for a while, it might be time to let them explore your bedroom a bit so they start getting used to other rooms in your home. Since the one likes to be rocked to sleep, what does the other kitten do while you are doing that? Any chance of setting up space in your bedroom and rock the one kitten to sleep and see if the other would join the sleeping one when you put him down in a comfy bed/area? The other cat might join him and not meow - as it would seem she is meowing because you are leaving her. And, they would both be together but in the same room with you. You can always put their food/water/litter box in that room for overnight and close the door so they can't roam elsewhere. It might not work, but it also might be worth it to try.
 
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The female is smaller of the two and she will sleep on her own. It's the bigger boy that needs to be rocked to sleep. Got them yesterday morning. So it's a more than a day now. It's the female who is the alpha now even, though she is much smaller than the brother
 

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I am not sure how to interpret your response. You say the female is the alpha - so does that mean she is bullying the male cat? I thought you were leaving them in a room together, but another poster thought differently. Please provide more information to help us help you.
 

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I put my 4-month old kitten in the second bedroom (her "safe room") to sleep from the very first day. I checked on her a couple times in the middle of the night those first few days (not when she was meowing), because she had a URI and I wanted to make sure she was ok. She was always asleep. After about a week or two, when I knew she'd be ok in the rest of the house, I let her have the run of the house at night and only closed my bedroom door. That way she could zoom around when she wanted to and sleep when she wanted to.

A couple months in, she figured out I turned the lights off before bed and started trying to sneak into my room. I let her in but kicked her out when she got rambunctious. She only managed to sleep the whole night with me a few times. She's since stopped trying to get into my bedroom, though maybe that's bc I feed her right before I go to bed.

I still don't know if I'm doing the right thing with my kitty, since I'm a first time cat owner, but I read that if you want to keep your cat out of the bedroom, best to start at the beginning. I figure I can always relent if I need to, but I'm happy that she's gotten used to sleeping on her own.
 
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I am not sure how to interpret your response. You say the female is the alpha - so does that mean she is bullying the male cat? I thought you were leaving them in a room together, but another poster thought differently. Please provide more information to help us help you.
Looks like the female is more self confident. They are sibling so mostly play fights happen. Chasing each other and fights. No loud meowing so presume it's play.
Leave in the room alone and u can see they will end sleep next to each other. They will meow when out in teh room but after a while they just wander around the room and sleep I guess.
During the day. The female will look for her favourite place to sleep which is a box below a table, while the male will look around for me. Not sure why he kinda pick me. Like the photo in the day, just bump on my tummy to sleep. After which I will remove him to his room where he continue outside on floor. He prefer open and covered areas.
 

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