Top 10 Best Cats for Cuddling

Lisa Selvaggio
by Lisa Selvaggio
Yes, it’s true – cats are cuddly! There are some cat breeds that prefer to snuggle. Here’s our list of top 10 best cats for cuddling.

Want to have a kitty who will always be up for a cuddlefest? Well, have no fear, as there are a lot of cat breeds that are known for happily snuggling up to their human family members. Below is a list of 10 of these breeds, in no particular order, to help you on your search.

  1. Ragdoll

The super sweet Ragdoll cat is a great choice if you’re looking for a cat who loves to cuddle. In fact, these kitties will even go limp in your arms because they feel so relaxed and at ease when they’re held. (Photo credit: madeinitaly4k/Shutterstock)

  1. Tonkinese

Tonkinese kitties make wonderful, loyal, loving companions. These social cats are known for their talkative personality, and they might even gladly hold a conversation while enjoying a snugglefest with you. (Photo credit: dezy/Shutterstock)

  1. Himalayan

Another cat breed that likes to snuggle up to their owners is the Himalayan. These cats like to be the object of your attention, so they are happy when you sit or lie down with them. (Photo credit: Timberki/Shutterstock)

  1. Birman

The Birman is a breed that is known for being a true companion. These kitties prefer being near you, so they will opt to sit in your lap or cuddle with you as often as possible. (Photo credit: Borkin Vadim/Shutterstock)

  1. Selkirk Rex

The super cute Selkirk Rex boasts a curly coat that begs to be touched. And these laidback, friendly, sweet cats are master cuddlers that will gladly let you hang out with them and pet them to your heart’s content. (Photo credit: Andreas Krumwiede/Shutterstock)

  1. Persian

The Persian is likely to make it a point to sit in your lap as often as possible. These affectionate kitties have a friendly demeanor that makes them perfect companions, and they’re a good choice if you’re searching for a family pet that likes to snuggle. (Photo credit: Valerio Pardi/Shutterstock)

  1. Ragamuffin

Known for their love of cuddling, Ragamuffin kitties are a great choice if you want a soft, sweet pet that will enjoy being held. Don’t be surprised when these cats seek out your lap, in addition to your attention and affection. (Photo credit: Zanna Pesnina/Shutterstock)

  1. Exotic Shorthair

Also considered one of the friendliest cat breeds, the Exotic Shorthair is yet another breed that is known for being affectionate and loyal. These cats will take any opportunity to jump into your lap and cuddle up next to you to relax. (Photo credit: Kanjanee Chaisin/Shutterstock)

  1. Sphynx

Because the Sphynx is a hairless breed, these kitties will do whatever it takes to find a nice, comfortable, warm spot to lounge in. Whether sitting in your lap, resting in your arms, or lying in bed under the covers with you, these cats love a good snuggle session. (Photo credit: Dmitruj/Shutterstock)

  1. Devon Rex

Another Rex breed that loves to cuddle with people is the Devon Rex. These cats enjoy being held, sitting in your lap, and simply being near you every chance that they get. (Photo credit: Veera/Shutterstock)

Don’t Forget: Each Cat Has a Distinct Personality

Sure, you can use breed traits to home in on those cats that are most likely to love cuddling with you. But it’s important to remember that every kitty is unique in his own way, so not all cats from a particular breed will be exactly the same. Plus, there are also plenty of beautiful mixed breed cats, like Domestic Shorthairs, of all ages in shelters, waiting for their forever homes, and one of them might be the cuddly companion you’ve been waiting for.

Lisa Selvaggio
Lisa Selvaggio

Lisa Selvaggio is a freelance writer and editor, and our resident cats-pert, with certifications in pet nutrition and pet first aid. She enjoys producing content that helps people understand animals better so they can give their pets a safe and happy home.

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