Cats’ obsession with boxes remains a mystery. While some guess they like them because boxes make em feel secure, others speculate that it’s their hunting instinct kicking in, and they see box as a perfect place to hide and ambush anything passing by, including your foot. We’ve already seen that no place is too tight for them, now it’s time to show you that even their bigger feline relatives are not that different.
1. A Quickie
Whatever the reason behind their love of boxes is, one thing is certain: there’s hardly a place more fitting for some quick doze-offs. Ain’t it right? Big boxes, different shaped boxes, and small boxes – they simply adore them! If you place a chair, a shelf full of books, or a box in front of any cat specie – it will quickly choose its majesty called – THE BOX!
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2. Or a Long Slumber
It’s really easy to get lost in there. Cats, no matter their level of wildness, do enjoy their hours of sleep. Give them a cozy place for sleeping and they will sleep up to 20 hours a day. Even the king of animals – the magnificent lion is one of the laziest creatures in the world. He certainly knows what is a good life – sleeping, chilling and resting all day, and the lionesses will bring him food.
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3. Never Too Far
If they can’t curl up inside, they might as well catnap beside a box. Either way, the relation between boxes and naps is undeniable. The box is considered for their teddy bear! Most of the cats will search for their own toy-box and bring it to their “bed”. They like boxes because they’re cryptic animals – that means they love to hide. That small place gives them a feeling of security and safety. Remember when you couldn’t find your very pregnant cat? That happened because she was searching for a safe and hidden place where she could give birth to her kittens. She would never do that in front of the others.
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4. So True
In cats’ world, you’re never too old for this kind of stuff. Even big cats can get afraid and it has been scientifically proven. None of the cats likes the feeling that someone is behind their back. Anything wanting to approach them must be in front of them or in their field of vision. So, the conclusion is that cats like hidden spaces because they allow them to watch the world around and that no one is going to interrupt and surprise them.
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5. Ah, the Life!
The sun bathing his golden hair, this lion found an unusual use for a box. Although he is chilling, he wouldn’t like something interesting to pass in front of him. Whether it is a prey or a toy – he will dash out to get the mysterious object, and then return to his residence – a lovely shaped box.
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6. Size Doesn’t Matter
Small box, big box, it really bears no significance. The only thing that does matter is that they can squeeze into it nicely. Those boxes are maybe the trash for you but for cats they are worth a fortune. Research says that boxes are just one of the cat’s ways of dealing with stress.
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7. The Pre-sleeping Moment
Watch him. Observe him. He can’t help it. This lynx is powerless; he’s succumbing to the charms of the box. And do you know why cats also like boxes? They give them the warmth! And… what’s better than feeling warm before sleeping? In that case, the box will certainly be of great help.
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8. The Fleeting Hours
H – How long have I been in here? Although this puma really looks like it had a bad day, we need to tell you that it probably got bored or nervous. The reason for cat’s hiding can also be the anxiety. If they don’t want to get in conflict with another cat, they will go to their favorite space of joy and peace and will cool off their minds a little bit.
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9. Make Some Space, Will Ya?
What amazes us is that although they love their boxes, cats, big or small, are willing to share them. Despite boxes, you are probably familiar with other cats’ loves like bathroom sinks, shoes, coffee mugs, bowls, shopping bags and many other small objects and places. So, it’s not always about the size. Cats simply like to discover something new, to find a consolation when are feeling stressed or they simply like to have an unusual toy.
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10. It’s not about the size
All these pictures are proof that cats will always be cats! It’s not about their size…small cats, big cats or cheetahs – they share the same energy and love for similar things.
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