Cat sleeping positions and what do they mean

Cat sleeping positions and what do they mean

Cat sleeping positions

Cats are mysterious animals already, and given that they cannot tell us what they are thinking or how they are feeling, we should know how ot read them. This is not really an easy task and it takes keen observation. Did you know that cat sleeping positions reveal many things about what your cat is thinking?

In average, cats sleep an average of 15 hours a day, with some snoozing champions sleeping for 22 hours! Thanks to this, we are able to notice that our cat has different cat sleeping positions. Let’s take a look at some of them and what do they reveal to us about them.

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Curled up

In this position, the cat curls up in a crescent shape with his tail touching his head through the paws. This is an indication that even though he is relaxed, he is still going for the protective position. This position also means that your cat is trying to staying as warm as possible.

Opened up

This is definitively a relaxed position and an indication that your cat trusts whoever is around. In this position, the cat lies on his back, with his hind legs spread out and his front paws usually crossed in front of his chest.

Tucking position

Instinctively, cats will try to protect themselves. Sometimes then, he will look for a cozy and warm place where he can wrap himself up. You will find him cuddling under you pillow or over the stack of dirty laundry.

Eyes open

Ok, it is actually half-open eyes. Cats are natural predators and no matter how domesticated they are, they still respond by instinct. While they are asleep, they are fully aware of their surroundings. They even twitch their ears. A cat can be in this state for hours. A slight noise or anything out of place will make them jolt immediately.

On the side

This is a favorite among cat sleeping positions. When a cat goes to sleep on his side, it means he is very comfortable and does not perceive any threat.

In a box

It is very commonplace to see a cat in what seems a pretty uncomfortable position inside a box. In fact, a cat feels pretty safe and comfortable when he is squeezed in by the four walls fo a box.

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