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Cats Deal With Stress By Stuffing Themselves Into Boxes

Cats and Boxes is a far greater love tale than Twilight or any other romantic film. We’ve all seen cats crammed into the smallest of boxes and bowls.

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Felines can’t seem to get enough of them, and we’ve long wondered why they’re so drawn to them. The solution appears to have finally arrived, and it comes from the University of Utrecht.

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In 2014, a group of academic scientists began to investigate the situation. The study discovered something amazing: cats like cramming themselves into boxes because it helps them relax.

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Stressful situations, as it was pointed out, have a significant influence on the well-being of cats and can lead to excessive cortisol levels and immunodeficiency.

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A total of 19 shelter cats were studied, with 10 of them receiving a box. The researchers looked at the stress levels of cats who had and didn’t have the box using the Kessler and Turner Cat-Stress Score.

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Those that had a box had much-decreased stress levels after only a few days. In a few weeks, the findings remained the same, demonstrating that boxes do reduce a cat’s stress level.

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Following the release of the study’s findings, the experts noted that more research is needed to dig deeper into the findings.

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Following the release of the study’s findings, the experts noted that more research is needed to dig deeper into the findings. For the time being, we know why cats enjoy cramming themselves into boxes – it helps them relax.

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