Cat naps...or hibernations?

United States
April 11, 2007 2:21pm CST
I have always heard that cats take frequent short naps, cat naps. My cat does not. She sleeps for hours during the day. Sometimes you can wake her easily, sometimes she is a very sound sleeper. She's active and is an average weight. Is there something wrong with her? Does your cat do this?
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• Philippines
14 Apr 07
cats really do sleep alot, its just what they do... i think they call it cat naps not because its short bu because when they wake up easily... my cat sleeps alot too and sometimes they move... i just wake them up coz im thinking that they maybe dreaming of something bad... ;)
• United States
23 Apr 07
Okay. Thanks.
@1983tyler (508)
• United States
11 Apr 07
There is nothing wrong with your cat. I have four cats right now and they sometimes sleep for hours. Sometimes they wake easily and sometimes they are dreaming and it is harder to wake them. The only time that they take short "cat naps" is when something wakes them up. LOL
• United States
12 Apr 07
You made me laugh. Thanks!
• United States
11 Apr 07
My cats do both. My female is constantly sleeping, unless it's about 4 am, then she's running around like mad with the male, chasing each other around the apartment. They can both sleep deeply, but a touch to them will make them give a little acknowledging meow, eyes peering up at me to see who's there. Cats are nocturnal animals, and so are usually most active when we're supposed to be sleeping soundly ourselves.
• United States
12 Apr 07
Our cat likes to bury herself in our blankets and sleep like that. She's in love with a little throw I have. It's very soft and she rolls all over it and kneads it. She sleeps during the day and at night. Every night she goes to bed with us. She doesn't usually get into her running about in the middle of the night until about 4:30 am.
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• United States
12 Apr 07
My cat spends more time sleeping than anything else. Otherwise he's eating. When we let him outside, he'll stay near and not go too far but he'll lay down and sleep. He'll sleep pretty much anywhere and everywhere and sometimes it's enough to worry but for the most part, he's just an overweight, lazy cat.
@Calais (10899)
• Australia
11 Apr 07
i have 2 cats, one taks cat naps constantly and the other sleeps for hours on end, under the doona, even on the hottest of hot days. There is nothing wrong with your cat, she sounds perfectly normal.