Cats tend to sleep 12 to 16 hours a day, sometimes even longer if they had a particularly trying day napping during the day. Although cats aren’t lazy, they do need lots of rest so in case you’re wondering why your cat sleeps so much, there’s actually more answers than just pure laziness.

Cats are basically predators so they’re used to hunting at night and sleeping during the day. Cats aren’t necessarily nocturnal or lazy. They just like their beauty rest and they need to stay beautiful 24 hours a day.

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