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Why do cats lie on paper?

We have not seen a scientific study that tried to answer this question, so we asked Dr. Bonnie V. Beaver, a veterinarian specializing in feline behavior. According to Dr. Beaver, some people think cats just like the crinkly sound of paper. Others think it may be the location that the cat likes, rather than the paper. The paper may just happen to be on the cat’s preferred resting spot! And there certainly are cats who will sit or lie on paper or other objects just to get our attention.

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