Why do cats like small spaces?

Our feline friends love a purrfectly cosy cardboard box.

11th August 2017
Why do cats like small spaces? (Getty)

Asked by: Megan Jackson (Age 9), Abergavenny

Cats can spend 18 hours a day sleeping. As they are solitary animals, they want a safe hiding place to snooze.

But a cat curled in a tiny box, even out in the open, is probably just avoiding your cold floor. Cats are happy in room temperatures around 14°C warmer than is comfortable for humans, and if there isn’t a convenient sunbeam to lie in, they will make do with a cosy shoebox. 


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