Should I do anything if I catch my cat sleeping on the floor?

  • I have two cats from one litter. One of them is visibly larger, more approachable and likes to lie down on the floor the second she gets the chance. Although she doesn't do that all the time. When her surroundings become peaceful - that is when nobody is walking back and forth etc - she lays her head on the ground and slowly falls asleep. I catch her do this about 3-4 times in a week if not more.

    Sometimes, she'd sleep on my bed and then she would go on the floor to sleep again. I found it adorable in a way but at the same time I'd almost always pick her up and put her on any of her favorite sleeping posts (other than floor of course) that is way softer and warmer.

    My question is, should I do anything about this repetitive behaviour? I have only been picking her up due to the feeling that the floor isn't something good to nap/sleep on.

    If the cat is comfortable sleeping on the floor, then unless you are worried about stepping on her I'd say leave her there.

  • GoldNugget8

    GoldNugget8 Correct answer

    5 years ago

    My cat does this too. You have to remember, cats were not always domestic animals. They still have instincts and memories from when they were wild animals. In the wild, there is no fluffy bed or cat post, and if there was it was probably a furry predator. Naturally, being small animals, they would sleep wherever they felt safe. Whether that be a pile of dirt or a tree. I'm not saying your cat doesn't feel safe on your bed, but maybe he feels like he is more hidden somewhere else. Or just lays there because it has your scent on it. Often, my cat prefers a cardboard box over my bed. I put some papers in the bottom and viola, perfect cat bed. There is nothing wrong with your cat sleeping on the floor. It won't harm him in any way shape or form. It is very annoying when you spend lots of money on a fancy toy and then your cat likes the packaging instead.

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