Why does my cat really love boxes?
We asked the RSPCA’s cat behaviour and welfare expert, Alice Potter, to answer some of your most-asked questions…
Alice says: Hiding is a natural behaviour for cats and boxes give a great opportunity! Scientific research has shown that being able to hide can help cats feel less stressed, so it’s important all cats have hidey-holes around the house to go to for some ‘time out’.
Cats are highly intelligent animals who have a natural urge to explore. They also have the physique to jump and climb – so why not find out what’s in the box?!
If I fit, I sit!
And remember, the more we understand about our feline family members, the better we can be at making them happy and healthy!