How do I get my young cat to ‘behave’ at night in our bedroom? I have had cats all my life, but usually from when they were very young kittens. Dot is about 6 months old and has been with us for about 7 weeks. She turned up at our door with a severe break in her tail. We took her to the vet, most of the tail had to be amputated, we had her neutered at the same time. I think she might have been a barn cat - used to having humans around, but not living in a house. She is very energetic and has excellent hunting skills (spiders, moths, flies). The biggest problem is nighttime. I want to be able to leave the bedroom door open so that she can come and go as she pleases. I tried playing with her and feeding before I went to bed but if she isn’t tired, she attacks the bedclothes, tearing at them, even if I am not moving. Or she just runs round, ’killing’ the rugs, bouncing off all the furniture, you get the picture! So, we resorted to shutting the bedroom door. Which works until early morning, when she starts scratching at the door and miaowing. I’m a light sleeper, so it wakes me up. We have been ignoring her until a reasonable hour, currently 6.30, but it still means I’ve been awake since 4.30! How can I get her to settle in the bedroom at night?