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Why Do Cats Love Boxes?

By Julia Williams

Ask any cat lover to show you a photo of their feline friend in a box, and they can probably produce dozens (hundreds even!) of cute shots they have taken over the years. Big boxes, little boxes, long skinny boxes, empty boxes and boxes with stuff in them; it doesn’t matter – they’re all going to be irresistible to your cat. I’ve never known a cat who didn’t love sitting, sleeping  and playing in boxes. Same goes for other things that have box-like qualities, such as baskets, buckets, bags, laundry baskets and suitcases.

I am reminded of a hilarious cartoon that had about a half dozen boxes lying in the middle of a deserted country lane. Each one had a cat in it, and the caption was “The cat traps are working.” Hilarious…but so on point.

So we all know that cats love boxes. But what you might not know is that there is supposedly some “science” behind the reason why felines have such an infatuation with the almighty box. Now, I’m a bit skeptical of any scientist that attempts to get into the mind of a cat. After all, felines do tend to defy being typecast. They’re not called independent creatures for no good reason. Nevertheless, I decided I should at least see what the science experts say about why cats love boxes.

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Those Silly Kitties Sure Love Their Boxes!

1st Place Winner

By Julia Williams

Our recent FELIDAE photo contest was a big hit with cat lovers, and lots of fun for us here at the CANIDAE RPO blog, too.

We received nearly 75 entries of awesome cats in boxes! It was so difficult to pick the winners, because they were all just so darn cute.

The almighty box is a great invention for lots of practical reasons, but I particularly appreciate it for its “cat magnet” properties. I have never understood the appeal of the box myself, but then I’m not a cat.

2nd Place Winner

Seriously, if cats could talk in a language I could understand, the first thing I’d ask them is, “What’s up with the box?”

I really loved seeing all those kitties enjoying their boxes in so many different ways – playing, sleeping, hiding (or trying to hide!) and just hanging out in their favorite place.

The photos of cats trying to fit into itty bitty boxes made me laugh, and the photos of feline friends curled up in a “box built for two” tugged at my heart.

My cats don’t really like to share their boxes, and they sometimes fight over them like Tigger and Kovu, the cats in our 1st Place photo taken by Tamara B from Oregon.

3rd Place Winner

I’d like to thank everyone for entering their wonderful photos. If you’d like to see the ten winning photos, click here. You can also see the entire gallery of Cats in Boxes photos here.

Congratulations to the winners! From the first tasty bite down to the last little crumb, I’m certain that all the kitties will enjoy their FELIDAE cat food and TidNips treats.

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“Cats in Boxes” Photo Contest – Win Free Cat Food!

By Julia Williams

Last week, CANIDAE announced an awesome photo contest for dog owners, with the winner receiving free food for a year and a chance to appear on one of their pet food cans or kibble bags.

Now…that was all well and good, but what about the kitties? Never fear! The kitties get to have their very own contest revolving around the one thing cats love more than anything – boxes!

Yep. Everyone knows cats simply can’t resist the allure of a box. It’s a magical, unexplained attraction that is universal among all cats. We’ve all seen hundreds (if not thousands) of funny photos of cats in boxes. There are pictures of big cats squished into teeny tiny boxes, cats stretched out in long boxes, cats on top of boxes, underneath boxes, peeking out of boxes, and all sorts of other mind boggling cat-and-box combos.

Moreover, I’m betting that every cat owner on the planet has countless pictures of their own furry feline friend in a box! Am I right? Well, now’s your chance to cash in on this kooky kitty obsession. Just enter your favorite photo of your cat in a box, and you might be one of ten lucky winners. What can you win? Read on…


1st place: (2) 15 pound bags of FELIDAE dry cat food + 1 package of FELIDAE TidNips treats

2nd place: (1) 15 pound bag of FELIDAE dry cat food + 1 package of FELIDAE TidNips treats

3rd place: (1) 8 pound bag of FELIDAE dry cat food + 1 package of FELIDAE TidNips treats

4th thru 10th place: 1 package of FELIDAE TidNips

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