There’s only one thing that felines enjoy even more than laying around and doing sweet nothing – and that’s fitting into small places.
They take even more pleasure in wrapping themselves in an Amazon box, a shoe shelf, or even a pizza box, when they already know that their human thinks they won’t be able to fit – oh, the pleasure of proving your human slave wrong…
While many of us find this cat behavior bizarre (I mean, why would you put yourself in a place that looks painfully uncomfortable), scientists have a couple of explanations for this amusing feline antic.
First, let’s try to remember that cats are predators – and boxes are great places to stalk victims from and hide. Therefore, our kitties get a true sense of comfort and security from enclosed spaces, and some research suggests that boxes even decrease feline stress levels.
Another reason why cats love curling up in small and tiny places, is because it helps them preserve their body heat. The thermoneutral zone for a domestic cat is 86 to 97 degrees Fahrenheit, which just so happens to be 20 degrees higher than ours. Therefore, squeezing into a tiny box may serve as a smart heat-saving strategy.
Whatever the exact reasons may or may not be, let’s admit it – cats can be very hilarious!
#1 Apparently Any Size Box Will Do
#2 Move Over… Then We Can Both Fits
#3 Nice To Have A Buddy When You’re Down And Out
#4 Cat Whale
#5 I Don’t Even Understand How This Is Possible
#6 Those Eyes
#7 Big Cats Love Boxes Too
#9 Angry Dad Cat Liked To Sit In The Sink By Himself… Until
#10 All Cats Is The Same
#11 Her Name Is Audrey, She Is The Smallest Kitten I’ve Ever Seen, And She Fell Asleep In My Roommate’s Pocket Like This. Looks Comfortable
#12 That Face Says, “Try And Move Me, My Cousin Is A Lion”
#13 My Cat Fell Asleep In My Salad
#14 If I Fits, I Sits
#15 I Don’t Fits, But I Still Sits
#16 If I Fits, I Sits
#17 Must Use Every Possibility To Sit
#18 If I Fits I Sits (Fancy Edition)
#19 If I Fits I… Abalglaphablarh!
#20 My Girlfriend’s Cat Was Reunited With The Basket He Was Brought Home In
#21 If I Fits, I Sits
#22 Cat Liquid
#23 My Cat Chewed An Armrest For Herself In A Box
#24 If We All Fits, We All Sits!
#25 If Maru Fits, He Sits
#26 I’ve Made A Huge Mistake
#27 How The Hell
#28 The Little Paw Showing Through The Bowl
#29 Kitty! That’s Not What That’s For…
#30 Cat Logic
#31 Nap Time!
#32 We Fits!
#33 “Don’t Mess With Me. I From Da Hood”
#34 If I Fit, I Sit
#35 A Box Is A Box