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Why do cats adore cardboard boxes: the mystery revealed

Julia PeschanskayaLife
A cat in a box feels secure

Most cat owners have noticed their cats' attraction to cardboard boxes. They like to spend time there or just sleep.

This behavior of furry animals is related to their evolution. Informacion took a closer look at this issue.

A cardboard box is a safe hiding place for cats in stressful situations. From an evolutionary point of view, these small predators feel safe and protected in a box.

The enclosed space, with only one side open, gives them confidence and reminds them of their self-preservation instincts in the wild.

Cats also use the box to lie in wait for their prey. They hide quietly and wait for the right moment. This behavior is transferred to the apartment, where cats control their environment and avoid awkward situations with other pets.

Studies have shown that boxes act as a calming refuge that helps animals adapt to new environments faster.

Cats prefer cardboard boxes because cardboard is pleasant to the touch for furry animals. They can also sharpen their claws there if there is no scratching post in the house.

The boxes provide comfort and safety and satisfy their instinctive needs.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you how to train a cat on a leash to make walking easier and not harm your pet.

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