Cat suddenly sleeps in litter box
by Amanda Day
All of a sudden my indoor-outdoor 1 year old cat will only lay by the litter or in the litter box. He even sleeps in the litter box. We move him to his fav chair and fav spot on our bed and he runs right back to the litter box. He is going to the bathroom outside. Today my husband accidentally let him out so I can't monitor him. He is fixed. I've had many cats with many quirks but have never seen this!
I'm sorry to hear that your cat is acting strangely, Amanda. I would check with the vet as I suspect he may have a medical problem.
If he has a blockage, he needs help right away.
The only time I've seen or heard of cats doing this is when they are ill or stressed, or they are clinging to the litter box (something familiar) because they're afraid of their environment.
Unless there is something going on in your house that is stressing him or making him fearful (construction, loud noises, new guest, new pet, change in routines, etc.), I think he may need medical help.
I hope that helps and please keep us updated,