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Why does my cat like sitting on my work papers?

Cat behavior often puzzles us. Even though people have had cats as pets for ages, many of their actions remain a mystery.

One such enigma is their love for paper. If you have a cat, you’ve probably seen them enjoy sitting on paper.

But why cats do this is still a mystery. We can’t just ask them, after all.

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1. Attention

When your cat frequently lounges on your important papers, it could be for attention.

If you consistently remove them from the paper, they might realize it gets them your attention.

Cats sometimes can’t tell if attention is good or bad, so any attention is good to many of them.

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2. Paper is interesting – to them

Cats are very curious animals. They often do things because it’s new and intriguing.

Cats enjoy novelty. They don’t usually sit on paper, so when they do, it’s different and interesting.

They might like the texture and sound of the paper when they lie on it.

Sometimes, cats simply do things because they can.

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3. Comfort

Cats sit and lie where they feel comfy.

They find comfort in various things, like soft blankets or even crinkly paper.

Lots of cats enjoy the feel of paper, which attracts them to sit on it.

Paper adds a cushion between your cat and a hard surface, making it more comfy.

In simple terms, your cat might like paper just like some cats prefer soft blankets.

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4. Warmth

Cats have a higher body temperature than people, around 100 to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit.

Humans, on the other hand, have an average body temperature of about 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cats like warm spots to maintain their body heat. You’ve probably seen your cat snuggle on a blanket or soak up the sun.

They might even cozy up to fresh laundry for warmth.

Paper, especially in bunches, can provide some insulation.


This article was compiled with the help of Artificial Intelligence