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    Does anyone elses cat sleep or lay in the litter box? Do we know why they do that?
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    My parents had a cat that did that when they brought home another cat. She would just sit in the litter box for hours. I think it's a way of marking their territory but I am not certain.


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    Yes. My cat does that when he is stressed. I think it is his "comfort zone" in a gross kind of way. When we drove across the country to move, he chose to sleep in his box almost the entire time. Weird!
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    Where did you get the cat? A lot of times it can be a behavior they adopt due to environment. Is it an only cat? How many litter boxes do you have? Is it a covered box?
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    When we adopted ours a lot of the cats laid in their litter boxes, I guess it was a space thing? Maybe your cat learned the behavior at some point and now just likes it?
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    Mine sometimes do that when I put new litter in. I haven't seen either of them do that in awhile though.
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    Mine has done it a few times right after I put new litter in.
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    Mine does when stressed or when a new animal is in my parents' house. He's more apt to be over protective of his cat tree though my brother's rat terrier tried to climb up it and got some scratches on her nose for it.
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    We only have one. That all we have room for. We've had her for maybe two years. She belonged to a friend of mine. We have another cat that we've had for 4 years now. She just started doing this.
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    I know a breeder who says that one of their cats likes to do that. I think it is just like how some people pick at their nails and others don't, we each have our own little quirks.

    Each of my cats have a quirk that is interesting. Mine don't sleep in the litterbox but my youngest one likes to sit on your face if you are laying down & likes to chew on papers. My oldest one used to chew on my bra straps in my closet or any meshy material. But now he is so old that my biggest problem with him is trying to keep him out of my bedroom or from under my bed (so he doesn't potentially have a hairball under there or get locked in my room all day)

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