Zoomies are sudden bursts of hyperactivity and racing around that cats display.
Zoomies let cats practice hunting skills and release pent up primal energy.
Insufficient playtime and stimulation can trigger zoomies from boredom.
Some cats get the zoomies when very happy and excited.
Kittens and younger cats are especially prone to short zoomie bursts.
For anxious cats, zoomies can be a stress release coping mechanism.
In rare cases, neurological conditions cause excessive zoomies in mature cats.