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Why Do Cats Love Boxes?

Cats love boxes. Big cats, small cats, big boxes, small boxes…doesn’t seem to matter to the cats. A box is a box, and a box = GOOD TIMES! So what’s the big feline attraction?

Boxes also offer safe, cozy places for felines to nap. Cats sleep 18 to 20 hours a day, so it makes sense they’d seek out places where they’d be safe from attack.
 
Place a blanket in a box that's about the right size for your cat and it will likely become one of his favorite places to nap. The confined space provides a sense of safety, and the sides of the box help maintain the animal’s body heat.
 
But while all cats instinctively appreciate a good box, no feline seems to enjoy cardboard quite as much as Maru, the Internet-famous cat with more than 400,000 YouTube subscribers.
 
In a 2010 interview with cat blog LoveMeow, Maru (as told to the blogger behind the website) said, "I don’t know why, but I can't seem to stop going into a box when I see one. When I nap, I like a small box because it is snug and fits me just right. However, when I play, I prefer a huge one."

Most cats also enjoy other similar enclosed, box-like objects such as drawers, laundry baskets, sinks and paper bags.  What’s the attraction? While no one can say with certainty what goes on inside the feline mind, there are some theories:

They like the security of an enclosed space. A box resembles a cave and may make your cat feel secure knowing they are protected and, theoretically, cannot be attacked from behind.

Boxes are fun! Lots of cats seem especially playful in and around boxes. Cats enjoy jumping in and out of a box, pouncing, stalking and climbing atop boxes. Cats are little predators, and a box is a great spot from which to pounce on their prey, even if the prey is just a catnip mouse toy.

Boxes are cozy. Try putting a soft blanket in the bottom of your cat’s favorite box. The sides help retain the cat’s body heat making a comfy nest.

It’s instinctive.  When was the last time you saw your cat sleeping in the middle of a wide-open space? Cats seem to instinctively prefer smaller, more confined spaces.

Luckily, it is inexpensive to provide a box or two for your cat to enjoy. Try throwing a cat toy or two inside the box for added fun. Just make sure the box is in a safe place and that your cat can easily get in and out of the box with no risk of becoming trapped inside.


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I don't know if dogs wearing cats as hats is a thing, but if it isn't, then it should be. Right? #Caturday  
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Um, WHAT did she say? A brief guide to Scottish colloquialisms from former Dr Who actress, Karen Gillan. Anything that can make me laugh out loud on a weekday has to be worth a share. :)
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Sometimes what happens between the shows is funnier than the shows themselves...
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STOP.  Here's a limo made out of three DeLoreans.  

(you may now go about your day.)
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  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
    Political Science and Public Administration, 1999 - 2003
  • Lourdes High School
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