WHY do cats enjoy crawling into boxes?

Retreating into hiding is a behavioral strategy of the species and essential for adjusting to changing surroundings and resisting stress.

The reason is also that it makes it easier for them to keep warm that way. According to a 2006 National Research Council study, cats are comfortable in temperatures between 30 and 36 degrees Celsius. Cardboard, among other things, provides insulating properties to keep them warm.

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