Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Cats and boxes

The Internet is filled with images of cats and boxes. Cats sitting in boxes, sleeping in boxes, and even tigers in boxes. 

If you're a cat lover you have probably seen your cat in at least one box. But, what is it about boxes that's so much fun?

A study made at the Utrecht University in the Netherlands points towards boxes reliving stress. Sitting in a box creates a feeling of safety. In the wild, a hideout like the box would provide safety from predators and a place to relax.

Another theory builds on cat's affection for warmth. The box might provide shelter from cool drafts, and the layered cardboard would help keep the cat warm.

If you have a cat, do they like boxes?

~ Maria Sadowski ~


  1. My cats love boxes. Mom always leaves new boxes out for a day or two for them to hang out or play in.

    1. Cute. You should take some photos of that for the blog. =D