Cats spend an average of 16 hours per day dozing off, and this is fine—it’s their choice. What’s a bit dodgier is that they do this in the most bizarre places ever. Like, terrariums, vases, laundry racks, trees, your bed, your dog’s mat, the list is never-ending. We documented this phenomenon in our previous articles here, here, and here.

At this point, it’s fair to say that cats would sleep anywhere except their perfectly fine, brand-new, super comfy, and very stylish cat beds. Does that mean you wasted your money on a cat tree? Well, kinda. And that vegan hipster mat you got your feline last Christmas? You could have splashed the money elsewhere.

But it's better to understand cat logic late than never, so please get ready for Bored Panda’s new list of cats who nap anywhere but where they should.

#1

Cat Was Tired And Jumped Into My Daughter Doll House And Actually Used The Bed

Cat Was Tired And Jumped Into My Daughter Doll House And Actually Used The Bed

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#2

Mom, He’s In My Bed

Mom, He’s In My Bed

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#3

My Cat's Kittens Have Found A New Cozy Bed... In A Cup Holder

My Cat's Kittens Have Found A New Cozy Bed... In A Cup Holder

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To find out more about feline sleep peculiarities, Bored Panda reached out to Mikel Delgado, a postdoctoral fellow in animal behavior at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Mikel told us that as predators, cats tend to “work hard, sleep hard.”

But their sleeping patterns are quite different than ours. “Cats tend to sleep for short periods throughout the day and night, unlike humans, who tend to sleep in one long (hopefully!) bout.” In total, felines sleep 12 to 16 hours a day, and all that sleep helps them to “conserve energy for when they need it most—to hunt.”

#4

We Got Him A Bed, But Then A Paper Towel Fell On The Floor, So Nevermind

We Got Him A Bed, But Then A Paper Towel Fell On The Floor, So Nevermind

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#5

Get Him A Bed They Said

Get Him A Bed They Said

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#6

My Cat Has 3 Beds

My Cat Has 3 Beds

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Mikel also explained that most cats sleep a lot during the day since their humans aren’t at home and their environment isn’t active enough to keep them stimulated. “Providing your cat with a window perch, food puzzles, enrichment like cat grass, and safe solo play toys can help keep them more active when you are gone.”

It turns out, cats may be sleeping in all these weird places due to the fact that they fall asleep much more easily than we do. Plus, “they are also more flexible so they can fit into spaces that do not look comfortable to us.”

#7

I Think Someone's Got The Wrong Bed

I Think Someone's Got The Wrong Bed

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#8

I Think I Wasted Money On The Cat Tree

I Think I Wasted Money On The Cat Tree

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#9

I Planted Oat Grass For The Cat To Snack On, She Decided It Makes A Good Bed

I Planted Oat Grass For The Cat To Snack On, She Decided It Makes A Good Bed

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Mikel explained that some of those spaces may “provide cats with a sense of safety, or the ability to see what is going on in their environment.” Because even though we focus on cats as predators, they are also prey animals, so they need to be aware of what's going on around them.

#10

Spent 10 Minutes Looking For My Cat Before I Went To Bed, Found Him Asleep In A Wok On Top Of The Freezer

Spent 10 Minutes Looking For My Cat Before I Went To Bed, Found Him Asleep In A Wok On Top Of The Freezer

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#11

4 Beds For 3 Cats And They Do This

4 Beds For 3 Cats And They Do This

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#12

My Cat Has Been Sleeping On My Pants On The Bottom Shelf Of Our Closet Lately, So I Asked My Wife To Move The Pants And Put A Cat Bed In There. Cat's Response

My Cat Has Been Sleeping On My Pants On The Bottom Shelf Of Our Closet Lately, So I Asked My Wife To Move The Pants And Put A Cat Bed In There. Cat's Response

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#13

My Cat Has Never Quite Figured Out How His Bed Is Supposed To Work

My Cat Has Never Quite Figured Out How His Bed Is Supposed To Work

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#14

My BF Spent 3 Months On An Outdoor Heated Cat House For My Guy. Hasn't Stepped Into It

My BF Spent 3 Months On An Outdoor Heated Cat House For My Guy. Hasn't Stepped Into It

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#15

Five Beds And Ten Chairs In The House. He Sits On The Eggs

Five Beds And Ten Chairs In The House. He Sits On The Eggs

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#16

Cat Logic Is Beyond Reality

Cat Logic Is Beyond Reality

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#17

Money Not Well Spent

Money Not Well Spent

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#18

Bought Our Kitten (Mac) A New £40 Bed And Walked In To Find Him Asleep Like This

Bought Our Kitten (Mac) A New £40 Bed And Walked In To Find Him Asleep Like This

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#19

My Girlfriend Brought A Pot To Bed Because She Felt Ill. The Next Morning We Woke Up To This

My Girlfriend Brought A Pot To Bed Because She Felt Ill. The Next Morning We Woke Up To This

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#20

Got Them A Bed And 10 Different Blankets, They Won't Sleep Anywhere Else Than On My Laptop Bag

Got Them A Bed And 10 Different Blankets, They Won't Sleep Anywhere Else Than On My Laptop Bag

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#21

How To Get Your Cat To Use A Pet Bed

How To Get Your Cat To Use A Pet Bed

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#22

Got Emmylou A Cat Bed

Got Emmylou A Cat Bed

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#23

Sent My Mom A Cute Cat Bed For Her Two Cats. She Sent Me Back This Picture

Sent My Mom A Cute Cat Bed For Her Two Cats. She Sent Me Back This Picture

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#24

Bought Him A Nice Cat Bed- Refuses To Use It Without The Box Inside It

Bought Him A Nice Cat Bed- Refuses To Use It Without The Box Inside It

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#25

He Has Access To About Seven Cat Beds But He Prefers Hanging On The Back Of A Chair. Why

He Has Access To About Seven Cat Beds But He Prefers Hanging On The Back Of A Chair. Why

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#26

Cat Logic

Cat Logic

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#27

Best $300 I Ever Spent

Best $300 I Ever Spent

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#28

Expectation vs. Reality

Expectation vs. Reality

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#29

Cat Logic Is Difficult To Understand, They Said!

Cat Logic Is Difficult To Understand, They Said!

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#30

My Little Ones Have A Soft Cushy $30 Pet Bed Yet Prefer To Nap In Their Dad's Slippers

My Little Ones Have A Soft Cushy $30 Pet Bed Yet Prefer To Nap In Their Dad's Slippers

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#31

I Just Spent $70 On A Cat Bed And Woke Up To Find This

I Just Spent $70 On A Cat Bed And Woke Up To Find This

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#32

Ruby Loves Her New Bed

Ruby Loves Her New Bed

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#33

Just Bought A New Cat Bed. That's Not How You Use It, Sweetie

Just Bought A New Cat Bed. That's Not How You Use It, Sweetie

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#35

We Put Our Cat's Bed Inside Of A Box So She Would Use It

We Put Our Cat's Bed Inside Of A Box So She Would Use It

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#36

There Are Three Cat Beds In The Room. No Need To Share

There Are Three Cat Beds In The Room. No Need To Share

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#37

Two Cat Beds, One Human Bed, One Human Couch, And An Endless Amount Of Pillows And Blankets And He Chooses The Heater

Two Cat Beds, One Human Bed, One Human Couch, And An Endless Amount Of Pillows And Blankets And He Chooses The Heater

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#38

Bought New Bed For The Cats

Bought New Bed For The Cats

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#39

My Mom Made A Fancy Bed For Her Cat Out Of An Old Suitcase

My Mom Made A Fancy Bed For Her Cat Out Of An Old Suitcase

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#41

She Dragged This Cardboard Onto Her Bed Instead Of Just Laying On The Bed

She Dragged This Cardboard Onto Her Bed Instead Of Just Laying On The Bed

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#42

This Was In The Way Of Padma's Usual Napping Spot, She Made The Most Logical Decision

This Was In The Way Of Padma's Usual Napping Spot, She Made The Most Logical Decision

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#43

Ah, A New Bed For Me

Ah, A New Bed For Me

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#44

Al Chooses To Hang Out In The Trash Instead Of His Bed

Al Chooses To Hang Out In The Trash Instead Of His Bed

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#46

Has An $80 Cat Bed, And Yet She’s Been Sleeping In This Bag For 2 Days Now And Won’t Get Out

Has An $80 Cat Bed, And Yet She’s Been Sleeping In This Bag For 2 Days Now And Won’t Get Out

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#47

Why Lie Down On The Cat Bed When You Can Use The Fruit Basket Instead?

Why Lie Down On The Cat Bed When You Can Use The Fruit Basket Instead?

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#48

Finally. Ginger Uses The Cat Tree I Bought Her

Finally. Ginger Uses The Cat Tree I Bought Her

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#50

Bella Started Sleeping On Clothes On Top Of The Rabbit Cage. Bought Her A New Cat Bed Specifically For That Purpose Like A Nice Human. She Used It Once

Bella Started Sleeping On Clothes On Top Of The Rabbit Cage. Bought Her A New Cat Bed Specifically For That Purpose Like A Nice Human. She Used It Once

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