My cats are almost one year old and I've had them for around 8-9 months. I've been noticing for a good month now that both of them enjoy cuddling in the toilet and bathroom. Yes, the toilet room is separate and on the opposite end of the corridor to the bathroom.

I will be quite blunt here - When I go to the toilet to do my stuff, my cats always ask me to open the door, only to get inside and go around my legs and jump on my lap. They look more joyous than they normally do. They jump towards my hand for a cuddle, they lick my fingers, bite them playfully, etc. I thought that it was something to do with the door being closed - as I read many other questions, cats 'panic' when the doors are closed anywhere! - but turns out it makes no difference. I went once without closing the door and the same thing happened.

Then at some point the same thing kept happening in the bathroom, whenever for example I was brushing my teeth, washing hands, or anything else. They'd go around my legs and do everything mentioned previously.

They don't ever do that in any other rooms. They'd obviously stick their head out for some head scratching but that lasts for a few seconds. In the toilet room and bathroom it can last for half an hour.

Is there anything weird about this? Or is this something completely okay?

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    Very interesting question! I just discovered this Stack Exchange, and this is the first one I read.. my cat does exactly the same thing (in the bathroom), and I've always been curious why. – cjauvin Feb 29 '16 at 20:27
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    In my case, it's probably because I let them play with the running sink when they were younger.There's also the fact that you are, generally the most interesting thing happening in the house. Still... "Hey, do I demand attention while you're in the litterbox?" (They never answer) – keshlam Mar 2 '16 at 16:15

This behavior is not a cause for concern, or even especially unusual.

I've always assumed it was something that I'd unintentionally reinforced (I'm sitting here with my hands unoccupied and a cat wanders in. Hey kitty come here I'll pet you). We had one cat who would coming RUNNING and jump in your lap as soon as you sat down. But honestly, I'm not sure why they do it.


smells probably. Know how we fuss around their litter box when they do a stinky poo. They're just returning the favour?


My cat Simba is almost two. He is actually my sisters cat but migrated over to me. He only ever cuddles with me and he waits at my door to be let in. Everytime I come home he meows at me as a greeting. The weird part is, he only ever is super cuddly with me in my room. He will run against my legs and let me pet him anywhere but he will only cuddle with me in my room. I find it really strange. Sometimes I will try to cuddle him downstairs and then 10 minutes later I will hear him meowing at my bedroom door to cuddle. I don't think it is a smell thing because my room is very clean. Idk what it is

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    wellcome to pets.this do not realy answer the question,cats can be strange and they do often come running when your hands are unockupied. – trond hansen May 1 '19 at 4:28
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    Welcome to Pets Stack Exchange :) As it stands your answer does not really provide the answer that the questioner is looking for. For some tips on writing great answers please read How to Answer. I'd also note that even though your room doesn't smell to you, it may smell to a cat because they have a better sense of smell. – Henders May 1 '19 at 8:15

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