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#1 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 14 March 2012 - 09:48 PM

Cat bed? Blanket? Or on your bed? Something/where else?

Am getting a kitten soon and want to know if it's worth buying a cat bed and what type....

Where does your cat sleep?

#2 papilio

Posted 14 March 2012 - 09:52 PM

On the (upholstered) dining chairs or the couch.  I can tell by the hair they leave behind.

Cats are contrary, I know mine at least would not deign to sleep in a cat bed if I bought one for them.

#3 Beanbag Warrior

Posted 14 March 2012 - 09:54 PM

I'm not sure mine do, but it's probably on either the bed, the ironing board or the top of the wardrobe in the suitcase.

My cats tend to prefer random pillows on the floor or the tops of things

#4 paddyboo

Posted 14 March 2012 - 09:56 PM

Either the catcave or her pink pouffe. She wishes it was on my bed tho wink.gif

#5 ubermum

Posted 14 March 2012 - 09:58 PM

On my bed, on the couch or on a dining room chair. If one of the kids leaves a jacket on the floor, I have one that will sleep in that. He is also partial to sleeping on kinder paintings if they get left on something soft. He used to sleep on a beanbag that we used to own (before the Rotti made a snow storm).

#6 Ireckon

Posted 14 March 2012 - 09:58 PM

On a cushion on a cane chair, on the lounge, and on my bed. Right on top of me, usually around the hips, and they get annoyed if I roll around too much.

I doubt they would sleep in a cat bed, but if you are gtting a kitten, you may be able to condition it to a cat bed....**maybe**. Your cat will decide where it sleeps...

#7 Klinkalink

Posted 14 March 2012 - 09:59 PM

Unfortunately, wherever the hell he feels like it. And it changes, regularly. Some cats must, but I don't think mine would ever even consider sleeping where he was 'meant' to.

#8 xeddy

Posted 14 March 2012 - 09:59 PM

On the couch, office chair or rug in the lounge room.

They have had several cat beds, they haven't slept in any of them!

#9 Madnesscraves

Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:00 PM

Anywhere but the cat bed.

Her favourite location - the holy grail of beds for her is between DH and I's head. But her tail gives away the game. It tickles my nose, wakes me up and she's prompted moved to the end of the bed or out.

#10 Guest_NinjahKitteh_*

Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:01 PM

Cuddled up to my neck with her head on the pillow next to mine.

Usually drooling.

Well, I blame her, anyway.

ETA - during the day her fave spot is in the 3rd drawer down of my portable quilting-supplies set of drawers on wheels.  If I accidentally shut that drawer she won't speak to me at night.


Edited by NinjahKitteh, 14 March 2012 - 10:02 PM.

#11 *Ker*

Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:01 PM

Mine sleep wherever the hell they choose. Lounge, kids bed, my bed, kitchen chairs...who knows?

The only way to make it sleep in a cat bed is to buy one and tell them "UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ARE YOU TO SLEEP IN THIS".

#12 sueb31

Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:01 PM

On the (carpeted) floor NEXT to the cat bed..
Or on my feet in bed.


#13 Just A Mum

Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:02 PM

On my back if im lying on my stomach, or at my feet any other time, never on my partners side though, always mine even when its just the khat and i in bed.

She has a cat bed in my closet that she hides in when visitors are here but other than that on the bed.

#14 QueenIanthe

Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:03 PM

My cats sleep in all different places. They seem to find a favourite spot and stick with it for a while and then mix it up.

#15 OscarAndTilly

Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:03 PM

1 sleeps either on our bed or the dressing table

1 on my bedside table or the lounge

And 1 on our bed - either on the end or up between our heads.

Oh and in the morning all 3 are waiting outside the loo when I come out

#16 Chelli

Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:04 PM

Currently she sleeps on the dog bed in the garage. I think she has finally worked out our dog isn't here anymore (she died) and to claim her bed is a bit of an up yours as they never did get along at all. Cheeky cat I have!

#17 Mishu

Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:07 PM

On her bed in our laundry. Though I do have to put her there- she doesn't go willingly biggrin.gif

#18 milliejayne

Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:09 PM

mine slept in his until he got too big. lol. he does occasionally try to squeeze himself into it every now and then still. now it's on the end of the bed. the sofa down the front of the house. the foot stool if there's nothing on it, the dining chairs, clothes that may have ended up on the floor. he kept hiding in the corner of the WIR on top of the drawers, so his bed was in there until a few days ago.
our little girl sleeps anywhere too. we never got her her own bed, she would use our boy's or try to squeeze in there with him. we had a cane chest in our room for a long time which had blankets over the top to stop them scratching it and they both would sleep on there curled up together. twas very cute to see.

I'd say get him/her one and encourage it. it might prefer it and use it or you could put it in a space they like to sleep in, it might be the space rather that what it is they're sleeping on.

#19 D-nuts

Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:13 PM

Anywhere except DDs room (because we shut the door).

Our bed, chairs, tables, washing basket, floor, toys. If it can be slept on, it will be slept on.

#20 ~JASB~

Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:14 PM

My cats have a cat bed.  They're rarely on it.

One sleeps curled up on the couch, and the other sleeps on a dining room chair, usually.

But, leave a basket of clean washing out, that didn't get sorted that day, and forget to cover it - I can guarantee 'dining chair cat' will switch for the night - to right on top of the clean washing wacko.gif

#21 ~nikki~

Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:21 PM

My cat used to sleep on Our cane washing basket so
I put an old towel there for him. Then I got him one of the cheap $7 kmart pet beds and put that there. Took him a few days but he sussed it out and sleeps in his bed. Unless it's cold, then he sleeps under the blankets with us.

But most nights he starts on our bed but makes his way to his bed after A cuddle.

#22 ~nikki~

Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:23 PM

I ment to add I think once you suss out the cats fav location then put the bed there they are more likely to use it.

#23 Cat©

Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:26 PM

One on the end of the bed, one on the floor at the end of the bed, and one on the lounge chair just outside the bedroom! lol - mine wouldnt go near a cat bed unless they were locked in a room and it was the only soft option.

#24 Academic

Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:31 PM

Wherever her current spot is. She gets attached to a certain spot for weeks at a time, and then finds another. Currently, it's under the desk in the second bedroom, or sometimes at the landing of the stairs in front of our bedroom.

#25 JRA

Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:31 PM

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