Cats like to sit in boxes, lay in boxes, and play in boxes!
Cats like boxes for many many reasons! Do you remember building forts or hide-outs when your parents bought something that came in a big huge box? Well, cats get excited about boxes too. If a cat can fit in a box, the cat will sit in the box!
Cats are playful. Boxes provide a place for your cat to hide and, of course, play. If you sneak up on your cat while your cat is in a box, he will probably think that you are playing a game. Your cat will be willing to play many different games that involve a cardboard box — try it out!
Your cat probably loves any holiday that involves gifts. Gifts usually come in boxes, and boxes mean its playtime! Your cat probably also loves when you come home after a shopping spree. Your cat is probably very curious about what you have in your bags. You cat may even try to get inside one of your bags, for the very same reasons that they like to jump inside a box.
Cats often chew the edges of boxes. This may be somewhat similar to cats chewing on plastic bags (which can actually be quite dangerous). If your cat is chewing on a box, you should make sure that he is not eating too much of the cardboard. Cats should eat cat food, not cardboard boxes!
Have you ever noticed that your cat likes to sit on the paper that you are reading, or the book that you are reading? It is quite common for cats to sit on paper and cardboard. When they sit on paper or cardboard, it is warmer than sitting on a tiled floor (or a granite kitchen countertop!).
If you’d like to provide a place for your cat to play and hide, you can buy cat trees and cat beds that are somewhat like boxes. They are usually made with carpet or fabric so your cat will be comfortable laying on them. Also, they can definitely look nicer in your home than a cardboard box!
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