Why Do Cats Like Boxes
Cat parents are constantly confused when they buy their cat a cool new toy and they’re much more interested in the box it came in! But Why Do Cats Love Boxes so much? Let’s find out.
Well, it’s not a secret that cats love boxes. To their eyes, no toy in the world, no matter how expensive or fancy it may be, compares to a simple cardboard box. There are lots of reasons that explain this behavior, but the main one is because they’re enclosed spaces, that provide safety and warmth. Let’s get a little bit deeper:
1. Boxes are safe
Cats get comfort and security from boxes, which is why they love spending time in those. Cats use boxes as hiding places.. If your cat is in a box, any intruders, prey, other pets or even you have to come directly into their field of vision. So, nothing can surprise them.
Furthermore, they help to reduce stress and offer a safe zone where your cat can observe and not be seen. This is ideal for cats as their reaction to stressful situations is often to run and hide.
2. Boxes help cats to adapt
A few years ago research was performed on a group of shelter cats. Half of them were assigned boxes and the other half were not. What the research revealed was impressive. Cats with the boxes actually recovered faster and adapted to their new environment quicker. This shows that boxes are incredibly beneficial for cats to help deal with change!
Cats are notoriously curious creatures, so they have to investigate everything new that comes in the house. Except for the strange smell of the new item, your cat has to know about the purpose of this new strange box. If you buy an item that comes in a box, don’t be surprised to see your cat rubbing itself around it and having a good look!
4. Perfect place to sleep
Another reason why cats like boxes are because they are a great place to sleep. Cats spend up to 18 hours every day sleeping, so finding the perfect spot is important.
Where you may see a simple cardboard box, your cat sees a safe, luxury cave that promises warmth and protection.
Boxes are just irresistible to your cat’s eyes. It provides safety, and warmth, but also it is a perfect toy to bite, and chew that can keep them entertained for hours.
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