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  • Hello I'm Simon, welcome to Simon's Cat Logic, we'll be finding out from a cat expert

  • why cats behave the way they do. Today we're going to talk about boxes.

  • Well we all know that cats love boxes and out of my four cats I'd have to say

  • it's Teddy that loves boxes the most he goes crazy for them, if there's a box around

  • he will find it and he likes to sneak around and he's quite mischievous so

  • he's always finding somewhere to hide and you'll see his two little black fluffy ears sticking out of it

  • it gives him a perfect ambush place to jump out on the others, which he does quite a lot.

  • Cats feel safe in enclosed spaces

  • This explains why cardboard boxes are immensely popular. They feel safe having

  • something enclosed and particularly something with sides. All cats need to be able to hide

  • not just the scaredy cats or not just when there's fireworks outside. Even confident cats need

  • the ability to hide even if it's just for a few moments.

  • Sometimes owners buy an expensive cat tower for their cat and whilst they're busy

  • constructing it turn round to find that their cat is more interested in the cardboard box it came in.

  • Boxes make great cheap toys which you'll notice in the video

  • Simon's Cat -'The Box' where Simon's Cat has a lot of fun playing with a box that's been left lying around.

  • So, whether your cats play by themselves with a box or with other cats they are a lot of fun.

  • You could also use them to make a cheap enrichment toy.

  • This is basically feeding a cat in a more interesting way, that's more mentally stimulating

  • compared to feeding them in a food bowl.

  • So, what I'd recommend, is get a cardboard box

  • put some of their dry food in, which is part of their daily allowance

  • and then scatter in some dried leaves. Cut two holes into the box for access and then

  • watch your cat having hours of fun whilst they try and hunt out those biscuits in the box.

  • Well cats can get really creative when they're playing with boxes and I wanted to sort of capture that.

  • Well, what I liked about designing this box film was trying to think of all the different ways that cats use boxes.

  • So not only were they running around inside, but they're also using the little holes in the side

  • and also playing with bits of cardboard they'd torn off.

  • So it was nice to get all of that into that film.

Hello I'm Simon, welcome to Simon's Cat Logic, we'll be finding out from a cat expert

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Simon's Cat Logic - Why Do Cats Love Boxes?!

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    Angela Yeh posted on 2016/07/11
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