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Why do cats like small spaces?

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Our feline friends love a purrfectly cosy cardboard box.

Asked by: Megan Jackson (Age 9), Abergavenny

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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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Luis trained as a zoologist, but now works as a science and technology educator. In his spare time he builds 3D-printed robots, in the hope that he will be spared when the revolution inevitably comes.

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