Hello, what would cause a healthy, 5 year old cat to want to sleep in her litter box? That is where she sleeps and now she stinks. The past week, she rarely sleeps anywhere else. I have bedding, my bed, couches.... When I take her out, she wants to climb back in.
Hi, this is totally not normal for a healthy cat to sleep in the litter box. Cats are clean freaks, and can't stand to let their fur get dirty, or let alone sleep in a dirty environment. Having cats as long as I have, I have to say that your cat needs to see a vet. This is a sign that your "healthy" cat may be sick. Remember, cats do not show us when they're sick and can't tell us. We have to "read" them by body language, facial expressions, eating?drinking habits, and sometimes the position they are sitting in.
Please, take your cat to the vet. Something is wrong.
My cats sometimes lie on the litter boxes but they do it just when I'm bringing back the recent cleaned ones, they do it to put their personal odour in those.
They would never lie there if they were dirty - they not even use those if so.
Does your do it in dirty litter?? Weird...
Seems very odd -- do tell us what the problem ends up being.
Swampy's cat used to sleep on top of the box (its a covered box) when she is frightened of people in the house. If she is really scared she'll hide in the bathtub...but that is very different from sleeping on litter.
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