28 Feb '15, 7pm

Ever wonder why cats love boxes so much?

Ever wonder why cats love boxes so much?

Cats love boxes: big boxes, small boxes, even items that resemble boxes, such as drawers, sinks and laundry baskets. But what is it about boxes that sends our feline friends into a frenzy? Cats are instinctively drawn to boxes because they offer security. The confined space provides protection from predators, and it’s a great place to stalk prey while remaining virtually unseen. Climbing onto, jumping into and hiding in boxes is simply part of a cat's natural behavior , so providing an empty box or two is an inexpensive way to enrich your pet’s environment. Leave a box in a safe place for your cat to play. You can drop in a couple of favorite toys or cut a few holes in the side so he can peek through or stick out a paw to swat at toys — or people. Boxes also offer safe, cozy places for felines to nap. Cats sleep 18 to 20 hours a day, so it makes sense they’d seek out place...

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