Big ones. Small ones. Long ones. Short ones. No matter the size, cats simply love boxes!
They aren’t too picky on the subject either. It is like Christmas morning to a cat when you get a large online order delivered. Whether you completely unpacked the box or not, chances are if your cat sees it, they will want to climb inside. Some cats will hop in and out, others will roll around and scratch it. What makes boxes to appealing to cats?
It is all about the instincts. What boxes offer to cats is the same thing a nice home offers to us; Security. Cats naturally love boxes because most have only one opening and 4 walls. In the wild cats will often hide in similar areas (that offer covering from 4 sides) while hunting. This strategy keeps them unseen to their prey and even other predators thus, allowing them to focus on the kill. Cats also love small spaces as they offer better protection. They have less areas to watch and they can cuddle up into a small ball for a nice, long sleep.
Boxes are a simple, inexpensive way to treat your kitty. Instead of spending tons of money on cat furniture at the pet store, recycle your boxes and let your cats have some fun. If you add some of your cat’s favorite toys into an empty box, be prepared for a treat! Add in a blanket and there is a good chance it will be your cat’s new sleeping spot.
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