If your cat stopped sleeping in its bed, this post will show you a number of possible reasons why and what you can do about them.
So, why did my cat stop sleeping in its bed? Likely reasons why your cat stopped sleeping in its bed are that the temperature changed, it found a new spot that it prefers, a change in its environment or that it does not want to be bothered.
There are a number of possible reasons why your cat stopped sleeping in its bed and it might be due to a combination of reasons. However, there are some things you can consider when figuring out the main cause and there are some things you can do about it.
Reasons why your cat stopped sleeping in its bed
Below are a number of possible reasons and what would make them more likely.
The temperature changed
The cause could be that the temperature changed causing your cat to sleep somewhere else where the temperature is different. This would be more likely if your cat does not sleep in its bed when it is hot inside and it sleeps on cool surfaces, such as the floor, bath, or sink, instead.
It found a new spot that it prefers
It could also be the case that it has been doing it because it found a spot that is more comfortable. This would be more likely if your cat has been sleeping in a specific spot and it has not been doing things such as hiding.
A change in its environment
Another possible cause is that there has been a change in its environment. This would be more likely if your cat stopped sleeping in its bed since a change in its environment, such as when you got a new pet and if it has been sleeping in higher locations where it likely feels safer.
It does not want to be bothered
Another possible cause is that your cat does not want to be bothered. This would be more likely if it was often woken up by people and animals when it was sleeping in its bed and it has started sleeping in more secluded locations since.
Consider if anything else happened when it started sleeping elsewhere
It would help to consider what else happened when your cat first started sleeping elsewhere since it might be the case that there was an event that caused your cat to start doing it. If it started doing it suddenly, it could be due to a change in the temperature or a change in its environment.
What to do about your cat sleeping somewhere else
Below are some options you have when dealing with the behavior.
Limit reasons why it might be anxious
Since it might have moved due to something causing it to get anxious, it would help to limit reasons why it might be anxious. Ways to do so could be to move its bed to a higher spot and to let it stay in an area that is away from other pets.
Move its bed
Another option would be to move its bed elsewhere. If it has started doing it since the temperature increased, it would help to move it to a location that is cooler.
Let it do it
If your cat seems to have been doing it because it found another spot that it likes, another option would be to simply let your cat sleep where it wants and to give it the option to sleep in its bed if it wants to.