Cat is one of the most mysterious animals and their behaviour has baffled scientists for ages. If you own a cat then a lot of times you must have felt confused and wondered why cats behave in such mysterious and unconventional ways.

Cat loaf position

Maybe you have found a few answers for yourself and still, there must be a thousand left unanswered. A lot of times you must have inquired why cats fold their paws in.

Why cats like sitting folding their paws in?

Some researchers say that cats like sitting with their paws in. This is also called as ‘Cat Loaf Position’. There are a lot of speculated reasons as to why a cat sits with its paws in. Some say it is a sign of relaxation while some believe that it is their way to express their unwillingness to communicate. ( Read about Do cats cry with real tears?)

Why cats like sitting folding their paws in?
Preserves body heat

It is well known that cats like to curl up to preserve body heat in cold conditions. However, some people have suggested that by folding their paws in, cats can control their body temperature to some extent. You have got yourself a little project! Observe your cat in cold conditions and see does it sit in a loaf and find out or yourself. ( Read about Why do cats follow you into the bathroom? )


why cats fold their paws in
Relaxed yet alert!

A lot of cat owners believe and have witnessed that a cat sits in a loaf when it wants to relax but also is alert or suspicious of the surrounding at the same time. This could be true because the position cushions them to sit comfortably and also helps them to stand and move quickly. They even take a nap in a loaf without the need to go into a deep sleep!

cats like sitting with their paws in
Touch me not!

It is believed that cats sit in a loaf to express their unwillingness to communicate. Cats are hunters by instinct and they like isolation at times. At times they do not like people to caress them or touch their paws. This way cats stay detached and avoid contact.

why cats like sitting folding their paws in

Now you may have a better idea why your kitty pretends to be bread at times! Cats are keen observers and you must be one too to understand their mysterious ways.

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