Okay, we understand that cats feel comfortable in the catloaf position but there is also a slightly scientific reason for sitting this way.
As you may know, the ideal temperature for cats is between 85-100 degrees Fahrenheit and anything outside of this range will make them want to warm up .
For this reason, according to a well-known veterinary expert, the catloaf position is ideal for conserving heat which is the very reason your cat might curl up in a ball when going to sleep.
In many ways, this is also similar to how you might tuck your hands or feet inside the bed covers at night.
It warms up your hands but at the same time, it also stops them from feeling exposed .
With this in mind, it’s fair to say that your cat is not especially cold or entirely relaxed when they adopt a partial loaf position of the loaf boat.
On the other hand, the face-plant is either a sign of frustration or exhaustion, while adorable kittens may not have mastered the art of loafing just yet.
Also known as “hover-cat”, this adorable position is common with all cats and peace of mind for owners who like to know that they are feeling comfortable.
Catloaf enables your beloved cat to remain in the thermo neutral zone which is essentially a range in which they do not expend energy on getting warm or cooling-off.
Meanwhile, the extent of their commitment to this position is a decent indication in terms of just how safe and secure they feel.
At the same time, this is not a reason to interrupt or interfere with the adorable state of your cat and if anything, it’s always best to sit and watch as that partial loaf slowly becomes a full-on catloaf.