Many cats will meow and pester their owners to let them outside at night. Cats are not naturally nocturnal animals, but there are two very important activities which take place primarily at night time. These are hunting and mating.
Many small animals such as mice are most active during night time so this is the obvious time for the cat to be out there to catch some prey. Cats are ideally suited to night time hunting as the pupils in their eyes dilate fully and they have a special