Health issues, especially in older cats, might make them stay close to the litter box. Look for signs of discomfort or changes in eating habits.
Cats can be territorial. Laying in the litter box might be a way to mark it, especially if there's a new cat in the house.
Pregnant cats seek a safe space for giving birth. An enclosed litter box might seem like the perfect den.
If you suspect health problems, consult a veterinarian. Addressing underlying issues is crucial.
Offer alternative safe spaces. A cozy cat bed or a cardboard box with a blanket can be inviting.
For multiple cats, have one more litter box than the number of cats. This reduces territorial disputes.