I've noticed that cats will usually sleep curled up like ball, heads down and titled, with tails near their face. Is there any specific reason that cats would have a tendency to sleep this way?

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    $\begingroup$ Cats are not the only animal that does this. Dogs do, as do most small mammals I've seen. FTM, except for lacking a tail, so do I. There are a lot of possible reasons: it conserves heat, protects one's belly from attack, is just more comfortable... $\endgroup$ – jamesqf Dec 1 '19 at 23:07
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