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my cat like to sleep in the litter box

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.
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587315 tn?1333556383
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.
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740516 tn?1360946086
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...
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Thank you for the feedback. I will take her to the vet. I know the litter wasn't so clean, to answer your question AppleBr.
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587315 tn?1333556383
You're welcome!  

Good luck with your kitty, and hope things go well at the vet's.
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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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my cat terror plays and sleeps in his litter box. i was just wondering why he's normal but kinda strange and we would like to know why
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