Your cat has to let off the sudden spurts of energy that have been building up inside of it because otherwise it will get the zoomies
Sometimes a cat will get the zoomies after waking up from a lengthy slumber or after using the litter box, but more often than not
Cats will sleep most of the day, but then they have all this pent-up energy, and they need to get it out,"
explains Frank Caporale, DVM, a veterinarian in Ormond Beach, Florida.
They need to get it out by playing with other cats or running around the house."
The zoomies are quite prevalent in cats of all ages, including kittens and adults, and they can also be seen in other species.
(There are also things called dog zoomies!) It's so common that it even has a name in the scientific community:
frenzied rapid activity periods, or FRAPs for short. The vast majority of people, however, refer to them as cat zoomies.