The Mental and Physical Reasons That Explain Why Cats Love Boxes So Much

In response to a viewer question, SciShow host Michael Aranda took a look the odd fascination that cats have with boxes, explaining some of the valid physical and mental reasons why.

If it fits, they sits. But have you ever wondered why they do this? Well, for one, it helps their anxiety. And when they’re sitting in a box, cats feel like they’re in a protected place where they can observe and hunt without worrying about being attacked. …But there’s another reason cats like boxes so much: Apparently, our houses are too cold. …By curling up in a cardboard box, cats can trap some of their body heat to make up a few of those degrees.