Everyone who has a domestic cat knows perfectly well that most likely the cat will try to get on the bed at night.
In most cases, the owners are only happy about this neighborhood, warm, purring, fluffy hot water bottle - a very pleasant companion on winter nights. But why the cats themselves?
Almost all animals domesticated by humans (and the cat is one of them), many adult behavioral traits remain in adulthood. The cat goes to sleep next to its owner or directly on it, because she is looking for close physical contact ... with relatives.
In nature, baby kittens always lump together - rest and sleep in an embrace with their brothers and sisters are quite typical for them. This allows them not to freeze until their mother leaves for the hunt. Growing up, they no longer behave this way - cats, as a rule, are loners. But at the domestic cat this childish behavior is preserved. Only as the closest congener are not brood brood brothers anymore, and man is its owner. With such close physical contact, the animal is calmer and more comfortable. And besides, it is warmer.