'Chonky' Cat Sits Like a Human in Baby Bouncer After Claiming Toy As His Own

Anyone who owns a cat will likely agree that they can make for quite odd roommates.

Whether they are settling begging down among your full shopping bags or staring out the window like a forlorn philosopher, those hilarious moggies are always up to something.

But one TikTok creator's ginger cat has taken weird to new heights by sitting inside a baby bouncer.

In the video, which was shared to the app by Misti C, the pet can be seen clambering into the colorful seat, which is attached to an arched frame by springs.

Text overlaying the video, which has gone viral with more than 5.6 million views, reads: "He's usually more graceful but yes, he puts himself in the baby toy."

What makes the clip, which can be watched here, even more impressive is the fact the animal, who the owner describes as a "chonky guy," even puts one of his furry legs and his tail through the holes that baby's legs would traditionally go through.

The cat, whose name is Kermit, also has a calm look of satisfaction once he is sat within the toy.

Misti has captioned the adorable footage, writing: "#catsoftiktok #cats #crazycatlady #spoiledcats."

Since it was posted on September 26 the clip has gained more than 1.1 million likes and nearly 6,500 comments.

In another video of the cat clambering into the toy, the pet owner clarifies: "There is no baby in my house my youngest grandson outgrew the bouncer and Kermit claimed it so it is his and he uses it every day."

Many people have also rushed to the comments section to share their opinion on the video.

One TikTok user, Michele Lee, wrote: "Toy is for baby. Cat is baby. So according to the transitive property toy is for cat. It's math."

Another person, Monica Kuchle, added: "Why do cats do this? Mine stay out of my sons stuff for the most part but sisters cat loves his car seat when I'm over there."

Tricia Souza revealed: "Love this! My cat Leo puts himself on the vacuum, in his stroller, and a box so the dog can pull him around."

Sunkacher2 commented from the perspective of the animal, writing: "I'm the baby! Me! I'm the baby! Take that other one back where you got it!"

Wildflower suggested: "Everyone should remember this the next time they see a cat in an even more bizarre situation and say 'you put that cat there' because no, curious cats can get themselves into all types of weird situations."

Katlyn Stefan joked: "TikTok just asked me if this video was useful. I obviously said yes."

But why do cats like to squeeze into tight spaces? Well, pet health site Petplace.com explains: "If it is small in area and has at least three sides, your cat will probably climb inside and make himself comfortable.

"It isn't difficult to imagine why cats like being enclosed. They feel snug and protected in smaller, defined places.

"Cats have a natural need for warmth and protection; their ever-present instinct tells them to be alert to dangers that might sneak up on them when they are dozing."

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A stock image of a cat in a pink stroller. On TikTok a cat was filmed climbing into a baby bouncer, something he does daily. Getty Images