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VetStreet.com: 10 Strange Cat Behaviors Explained

Loves Boxes and Other Small Spaces

There are plenty of spacious and comfortable places your cat could sleep: your bed, the couch, a chair or even a plush pet bed placed on the floor just for him. So why does he choose to curl up in a tiny cardboard box, uncomfortable bathroom sink or small cubbyhole? Well, small spaces make cats feel more safe and secure. In the wild, felines need to be stealthy to survive, so sleeping in the middle of a wide-open field makes them susceptible to larger predators. Hiding in a small den, on the other hand, makes it more difficult for predators to find them. So next time you find your kitty napping in a box, remember, he doesn’t want to be hunted (or bothered).

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