If you ever find yourself trying to find your cat in the house, here are 10 places where they may be hiding. Nothing is more frustrating than when your cat decides it’s time for a nap and is suddenly nowhere to be found.
After searching high and low for hours on end, you finally give up hope of finding them – but then suddenly hear that familiar meow coming from the closet!
Cats love napping in dark spaces like closets or under beds, so if you’re looking for them there, don’t hesitate to call their name out loudly because most likely, they’ll come running right towards you.
But what about all those other times? Here are ten places where cats often go when they need some alone time away from humans:
Location 1: Underneath your bed
If you sleep with your feet pointing towards the wall under which your cat hides, there might be a chance that you will step onto them accidentally.
So avoid doing this and protect your cat’s life by placing a bed net or gate underneath your bed!
Location 2: Behind the door
This is something that will probably happen while closing the door. Your cat might be sleeping in this place, and while you close the door, he (she) gets startled and runs away.
Because people often use this door, the cat will feel insecure and start looking for a new hiding spot.
You can avoid this by closing the door very slowly so that you won’t wake up your kitty while trying to get out of the house.
Location 3: Inside your cupboard
Another common place where cats hide in your house. There might be many reasons why your cat hides in this place.
They might feel insecure and hide there, or you just left the door open while closing it and your cat ran inside because he was surprised by the sudden movement of the door.
Location 4: Underneath the bed
Almost exactly like Location 1, but this time it is under your bed.
Location 5: Behind the sofa
A different common place where cats like to hide because they find it very comfy and quiet. You probably will not see them here, but you can hear some noise if you sit on top of your sofa!
Try sitting on top of your sofa for a while and carefully listen.
Location 6: Underneath your desk or table
Probably one of the quietest places for a cat to relax and sleep well without being surrounded by noise from kids, people are talking, etc. Try putting a blanket over your desk to keep your kitty warm!
It might be a good idea to place some food there so that your cat gets used to staying underneath your desk.
Location 7: In the wardrobe under the blanket
Almost exactly like Location 6, but this time they hide under the blanket! Cats love these kinds of small and dark places where you can’t see them from the outside, so they will likely hide here.
You can help your cat get used to your wardrobe by placing toys inside of it so that they have something to play with.
Location 8: Inside the curtains
If you have not cleaned up your curtain for a long time or with many dust particles, then your cat may choose this place as its hiding spot. Try cleaning your curtains often to let your cat stay there.
The curtains also provide a very safe place because it is normally not frequently used by people so your kitty can feel at ease when he spends there.
Location 9: Inside your shoes
Imagine this: You are in a hurry to go outside, and you open your shoe closet; suddenly, out of nowhere, a fluffy ball jumps onto your feet.
This will probably happen because cats like small dark places, like shoes’ insides, which normally aren’t used often by people.
So it might not be difficult for your cat to figure out that your shoes are a good place to hide.
Location 10: In the plant pot
Cats hide here for many reasons. Try making sure that the plant has fresh soil and placing toys around, so he does not feel bored while inside!
Also, make sure to water the plant and remove dead leaves that your kitty might accidentally eat.
So these are some common places where cats hide in houses. Don’t be afraid because, most likely, your kitty will come back when they get hungry enough!
If you have any ideas that I should add to this list, feel free to comment below.
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