Why do cats spend so much time asleep?

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Why do cats spend so much time asleep?
« on: 20/06/2007 20:28:05 »
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Why do cats spend so much time asleep?
« Reply #1 on: 20/06/2007 21:40:09 »
They have no need to do anything else as we feed them ,also i think cats are nocturnal.

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Why do cats spend so much time asleep?
« Reply #2 on: 20/06/2007 22:35:07 »
But even wild cats spend about 35 hours per day asleep
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Why do cats spend so much time asleep?
« Reply #3 on: 21/06/2007 01:26:04 »
I could do with some of them cat days 35 HOURS sounds good to me

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Why do cats spend so much time asleep?
« Reply #4 on: 21/06/2007 01:28:30 »
am i missing a joke here...

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« Reply #5 on: 21/06/2007 01:29:18 »
I think cats are the dole wallers of the animal kingdon, either that or this is just their nature. they may also sleep for long periods because they are happy, contented and in a warm comfy, friendly enviroment.

does sleep also affect life span? Cats sleep for very long periods, up to 35 hours per day, as the Doc says and live relatively short lives. Humans on the other hand have a general 8 hours a day sleep and live to an average of (around) 80 years.

Sleep longer, live shorter lives...does that equate?

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Why do cats spend so much time asleep?
« Reply #6 on: 21/06/2007 07:08:39 »
Tortoises sleep for 8 years at a time & live for 500 years!  [:o]
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« Reply #7 on: 21/06/2007 13:20:43 »
Tortoises sleep for 8 years at a time & live for 500 years!  [:o]

That blows my "theory" then.

anyway, here is a cat in a silly hat
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Why do cats spend so much time asleep?
« Reply #8 on: 21/06/2007 13:59:25 »
Cats spend so much of their time asleep because they can.
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