Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Why are cats so attracted to boxes?

Cats have a strange affinity for cardboard boxes. But, what is it about a box that’s so fun? Why do cats love sitting in boxes, and sleeping in boxes?

One theory claims that boxes provide relief from stress – they cats are likely to feel safe and be left alone when hiding in a box. In the wild, a hiding place like this would be perfect to relax safe from predators.

Another theory is that boxes helps keep cats warm. Cardboard boxes are generally layered and become great insulators that keep cats safe from drafts.

Regardless of reason, cats in boxes are cute!


  1. My cats never pass up a good box or paper bag. So strange!

    1. Right! I've never seen a dog sit in a box or a paper bag, lol.