Cats Seriously Sleep In The Strangest Places

by Damjan

Cats spend an average of 16 hours each day sleeping, and that's not strange at all. But the places cats choose to take naps are strange. Cats love to sleep in vases, trees, terrariums…

You've spent a fortune on the best cat bed available, and then your kitty chooses to sleep in the box the bed came in. Cat logic is something that we can't understand. But it's what makes cats so charming.

People love to share photos of their cats sleeping in the weirdest places, and we have compiled a list of the best of them. We know you are going to enjoy these ridiculous and adorable cats.

1. "My Cat Has 3 Beds"


Mikel Delgado from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine says that as predators, cats tend to “work hard, sleep hard.”

Their sleeping patterns are very different than ours. “Cats tend to sleep for short periods throughout the day and night, unlike humans, who tend to sleep in one long (hopefully!) bout.” In total, felines sleep 12 to 16 hours a day, and all that sleep helps them to “conserve energy for when they need it most—to hunt.”

2. "Finally. Ginger Uses The Cat Tree I Bought Her"


3. "Bella Started Sleeping On Clothes On Top Of The Rabbit Cage. Bought Her A New Cat Bed Specifically For That Purpose Like A Nice Human. She Used It Once"


4. "Best $300 I Ever Spent"


5. "Got Them A Bed And 10 Different Blankets, They Won't Sleep Anywhere Else Than On My Laptop Bag"


6. "Mom, He’s In My Bed"


7. "I Think Someone's Got The Wrong Bed"


8. "I Just Spent $70 On A Cat Bed And Woke Up To Find This"

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9. "Cat Was Tired And Jumped Into My Daughter Doll House And Actually Used The Bed"


10. "Bought New Bed For The Cats"


11. "My Mom Made A Fancy Bed For Her Cat Out Of An Old Suitcase"


12. Comfortable

12. Comfortable

13. "Spent 10 Minutes Looking For My Cat Before I Went To Bed, Found Him Asleep In A Wok On Top Of The Freezer"


14. "Get Him A Bed They Said"


15. "Expectation vs. Reality"


16. "Sent My Mom A Cute Cat Bed For Her Two Cats. She Sent Me Back This Picture"


17. "Bought Our Kitten (Mac) A New £40 Bed And Walked In To Find Him Asleep Like This"


18. "Has An $80 Cat Bed, And Yet She’s Been Sleeping In This Bag For 2 Days Now And Won’t Get Out"


19. "4 Beds For 3 Cats And They Do This"


20. "Ruby Loves Her New Bed"


21. "We Put Our Cat's Bed Inside Of A Box So She Would Use It"


22. Great choice

22. Great choice

23. "Why Lie Down On The Cat Bed When You Can Use The Fruit Basket Instead?"


24. Done!

24. Done!

25. "Cat Logic Is Beyond Reality"


Mikel explained that most felines sleep a lot during the day because their owners aren’t at home, and their environment isn’t stimulating. “Providing your cat with a window perch, food puzzles, enrichment like cat grass, and safe solo play toys can help keep them more active when you are gone.”

Cats may be sleeping in all these odd places simply because they fall asleep much more quickly than humans do. Plus, “they are also more flexible so they can fit into spaces that do not look comfortable to us.”

Mikel said that some of those places may “provide cats with a sense of safety, or the ability to see what is going on in their environment.” Don’t forget that cats are both predators and prey. That’s the reason they need to be aware of their surroundings.

26. "My Cat Has Never Quite Figured Out How His Bed Is Supposed To Work"


27. "New Bed"


28. "I Think I Wasted Money On The Cat Tree"


29. "Got Emmylou A Cat Bed"


30. "This Was In The Way Of Padma's Usual Napping Spot, She Made The Most Logical Decision"


31. "We Got Him A Bed, But Then A Paper Towel Fell On The Floor, So Nevermind"


32. "There Are Three Cat Beds In The Room. No Need To Share"


33. "Two Cat Beds, One Human Bed, One Human Couch, And An Endless Amount Of Pillows And Blankets And He Chooses The Heater"


34. Comfy

34. Comfy

35. "Just Bought A New Cat Bed. That's Not How You Use It, Sweetie"


36. "He Has Access To About Seven Cat Beds But He Prefers Hanging On The Back Of A Chair. Why"


37. "My Cat Has Been Sleeping On My Pants On The Bottom Shelf Of Our Closet Lately, So I Asked My Wife To Move The Pants And Put A Cat Bed In There. Cat's Response"


38. "My Girlfriend Brought A Pot To Bed Because She Felt Ill. The Next Morning We Woke Up To This"


39. "Cat Logic Is Difficult To Understand, They Said!"

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40. "My Little Ones Have A Soft Cushy $30 Pet Bed Yet Prefer To Nap In Their Dad's Slippers"


41. "Bought Him A Nice Cat Bed- Refuses To Use It Without The Box Inside It"


42. "Money Not Well Spent"

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43. "My Cat's Kittens Have Found A New Cozy Bed... In A Cup Holder"


44. "Ungrateful Cat"


45. "Five Beds And Ten Chairs In The House. He Sits On The Eggs"


46. Sand paper

46. Sand paper
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47. "I Planted Oat Grass For The Cat To Snack On, She Decided It Makes A Good Bed"


48. "My BF Spent 3 Months On An Outdoor Heated Cat House For My Guy. Hasn't Stepped Into It"


49. "She Dragged This Cardboard Onto Her Bed Instead Of Just Laying On The Bed"


50. "Al Chooses To Hang Out In The Trash Instead Of His Bed"