If you are a cat owner, you have probably noticed that your furry friends enjoy to sleep on top of you. Probably every chance they get. Have you ever wondered why? Cat expert Jackson Galaxy explained the reasons behind why some cats sleep on top of their humans.
“So why does your cat sleep on you? Let’s break it down and give you the best answer. So the next time your cat sleeps on you, you can go, Oh, I know why you’re doing this.”
One of the first reasons are that our furry friends loves warm things, and our human bodies are the perfect heater. Cats are also very territorial creatures who likes to get their scent everywhere.
Additionally, cats feel safe using their human and expressing their love.
“The bond is really tight between you and your cat. We think about them as being aloof, independent, you know, they don’t really care about us that those are the things that non-cat people will say about cats. But the fact is, this is a demonstration of the opposite. That they really are seeking out not just your companionship, but your love, what you bring in terms of safety and security and warmth and and, you know, kitten hurt and all that stuff. But it all just translates into my cat loves me.”
However, if your cat doesn’t sleep on top of you, you don’t have to worry. Galaxy explained that it just means that they express their love differently.
"Don’t forget all cats are individuals, whether it’s what cats were exposed to or not when they were little. …And whether your cat has a bed that sits on the nightstand and maybe they sleep in that, or whether they just come up and body mark your legs while you’re sitting on the couch, it doesn’t matter. If you look, your cat is going to send you signals that they love you and it doesn’t have to be sleeping on top of you all the time.”