There’s only one thing cuter cats enjoy more than lazing around and doing nothing at all: fitting into small spaces. They enjoy wrapping themselves in an Amazon box, a shoe shelf, or even a pizza box even more when they know their human slave believes they won’t fit – oh, the joy of proving your human slave wrong…
While many of us find this ‘cat in a box’ behavior perplexing (after all, why would you put yourself in a location that appears to be extremely uncomfortable? ), scientists have a couple of theories to explain these amusing cat activities.
To begin, keep in mind that our lovable felines are actually vicious predators, and boxes make excellent stalking and hiding spots. As a result, enclosed enclosures provide a sense of safety and security for cats, and some study suggests that boxes may even reduce feline stress levels.
Another reason we frequently see sleeping cats curled up in small and compact spaces is that it helps them maintain body heat. A domestic cat’s thermoneutral zone is 86 to 97 degrees Fahrenheit, which is 20 degrees warmer than ours. As a result, squeezing into a small box could be a smart heat-saving strategy.
Whatever the case may be, let’s face it: cats can be hilarious! Check out the amusing cat pics below if you don’t believe us.