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Scientists Investigate Why Cats Love Boxes So Much

Scientists Investigate Why Cats Love Boxes So Much Of all our cats’ curious behaviors, their fondness for cardboard boxes is one of their most peculiar traits. If you’ve ever left an empty box out after receiving a package in the mail, chances are it didn’t take long for your cat to make themselves at home in it. Even big cats like tigers and lions demonstrate this predilection for hanging out in cardboard boxes.

So why is your cat always trying to squeeze herself into comically small boxes? Recently, animal behaviorists have proposed a few possible answers to this question.

One theory suggests that cardboard’s insulating properties can help cats retain body heat, keeping them in their comfortable “thermoneutral zone” where they don’t have to expend any energy to cool off or stay warm.

Another theory attributes the behavior to cats’ predatory hunting instincts. Cats may feel comfortable in boxes because it allows them to conceal themselves and stalk their prey (or their toys, as the case may be). A third, similar theory states that cats like to hang out in boxes due to their solitary nature. A dark, cozy box can serve as an ideal place for a cat to retreat from the world and enjoy some alone time.

In fact, cats probably like their boxes for a combination of all of these reasons. Cardboard boxes offer cats a unique vantage point that allows them to get comfortable, stay warm and keep an eye out for unsuspecting prey. It just goes to show that one man’s trash is another cat’s treasure.

Can Cats get Jealous?

The short answer would be yes, but not in the same way you as a human would get jealous. Cats are different they show jealousy because of something that is wrong, maybe insecurity or anger over a situation. When cats exhibit jealousy over another cat or a person it isn’t something that should be encouraged… Continue Reading

Caring for Your Cat after Its Spayed or Neutered

It is time for you to take your cat to the vet for the much needed spaying or neutering. Even though it is routine for pet hospitals, it is still surgery. After their surgery your cat will need your love and attention to help them have a speedy recovery. Here are some tips to help… Continue Reading

Exploring the 5 Senses of Cats

Cats have all the same senses that humans do: sight, smell, sound, taste, and touch. However, they work differently for cats than they do for humans. So what are the key differences? Having an idea of how your cat’s senses run can give you an insider’s view of how to take care of your cat… Continue Reading

Natural Remedies for Cat Fleas

When it comes to pets; fleas are a troublesome enemy. Though we do our best to protect our cats from coming into contact with fleas; sometimes our efforts fall short and we must find the best way to remedy the situation. Many cat owners dread putting their pets through harsh and often toxic, chemical treatments.… Continue Reading