Is it safe for my cat to hide under the bedspread for hours?

  • Jujube likes to crawl under the bedspread, blanket and sheet on our bed to sleep.  Is this safe?  I'm concerned that she gets enough air.  Sometimes she's there for hours.

  • Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a small animal vet with 10 years of clinical experience.


    This is a very common behaviour as cats can feel safe like this. Not only do they enjoy the darkness and quiet, your bed will smell like you which will be familiar and calming for your cat.


    Adult cats are smart and would rarely get into any trouble in a situation like this. They would not put themselves at danger of suffocation.


    The same cannot be said of very young cats, who should be monitored closely and we should remove any heavy blankets they may hide under completely.


    If it is very warm, this can be a worry too, as the cat may over heat. So keep the blanket on the bed light in this instance! 

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