More cats in tight places!

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Yesterday, I posted part one of “Cats in tight places,” and asked why cats are so attracted to boxes, bags, and other hole-ly spaces.
An article in Live Science explains:

Seeking out confined spaces is an instinctual behavior for cats. In the wild, these areas allow the animals to both hide from predators and surreptitiously stalk prey.
“Cats like boxes because they are cryptic animals; they like to hide,” Stephen Zawistowski, science adviser for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, told Business Insider. “And a box gives them a place of safety and security.”
While inside a box, cats feel that they cannot be snuck up on from behind or the side — anything that wants to approach them must come directly into their field of vision. In effect, such hiding spaces allow them to watch the world around them without being seen.
And if something interesting passes in front of the cat — be it prey or a toy — it can dash out to get the object, and then quickly return to its safety spot.
Boxes also provide cats with a cozy, safe place to sleep, which is very important given that the felines sleep for up to 20 hours a day.

And now, here are more pics of cats in tight spaces!

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8 responses to “More cats in tight places!

  1. What a nice break from the horrors of Obama and his cohorts! These cats are totally 100 types of adorable! I had no idea how much fun a cat could be, until adopting (rescue) a red tabby 4 years ago. A person never truly owns a cat; the cat owns the person. We are the servants, the cats are the royalty. I didn’t think that my husband would like our cat since he is a dog and cattle man. Well, after just 2 days, our cat Leona, had him wrapped around her little paws. He is quite protective of her and has since spoiled her beyond the point of return. : ) This is such a fun article! Leeann

  2. Wonderful pix!

  3. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this darling post! I love the picture of the cat in the vertical container. Hilarious!

  4. I liked the one in the wicker basket. Sooo fluffy!

  5. I really don’t care for cats in the house but these are so cute !

  6. Cats are the funniest creatures! They are very intelligent, and very affectionate. I wonder what the Lord was thinking when He made cats and dogs. They are the 2 species in this world most suited to living with people.

  7. If you think cat’s do this a lot try a ferret…


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