There's only one thing that felines love more than laying around and doing sweet nothing - and that's fitting into small places. They take even bigger pleasure in wrapping themselves in an Amazon box, a shoe shelf, or even a pizza box, when they know that their human thinks they won't be able to fit - oh, the pleasure of proving your human slave wrong...

While a lot of us find this cat behavior bizarre (I mean, why would you put yourself in a place that looks painfully uncomfortable), scientists have a couple of explanations for this amusing feline antic.

First, let's remember that cats are predators - and boxes are great places to stalk victims from and hide. Therefore, cats get a sense of comfort and security from enclosed spaces, and some research suggests that boxes even decrease feline stress levels.

Another reason why cats love curling up in small and tiny places, is that it helps them preserve their body heat. The thermoneutral zone for a domestic cat is 86 to 97 degrees Fahrenheit, which happens to be 20 degrees higher than ours. Therefore, getting into a tiny box may serve as a smart heat-saving strategy.

Whatever the exact reasons, let's admit it - cats can be very hilarious!

#1 Apparently Any Size Box Will Do

Apparently Any Size Box Will Do

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Pearlkp 1 year ago

How is this not number 1?!! It's the best.

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#2 Move Over... Then We Can Both Fits

Move Over... Then We Can Both Fits

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troufaki13 1 year ago

They both look so at peace! And comfy! :D

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#3 Nice To Have A Buddy When You're Down And Out

Nice To Have A Buddy When You're Down And Out

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Cat Meow 1 year ago

Cats will always come to you when you're feeling down.

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#4 Cat Whale

Cat Whale

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#5 I Don't Even Understand How This Is Possible

I Don't Even Understand How This Is Possible

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Etienne Pisano 1 year ago

Ahahahahah What is this, like some kind of magic genie cat?

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#6 Those Eyes

Those Eyes

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Wombat34 1 year ago

This looks like a very functional cat storage system

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#7 Big Cats Love Boxes Too

Big Cats Love Boxes Too

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#8 Cat.rar

Cat.rar

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troufaki13 1 year ago

All liquids take the shape of the container they're in xD

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#9 Angry Dad Cat Liked To Sit In The Sink By Himself... Until

Angry Dad Cat Liked To Sit In The Sink By Himself... Until

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Harley Quinn 1 year ago

Kittens to dad: dad meow we join you?

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#10 Cat Climbed Into Clear Plastic Flower Pot

Cat Climbed Into Clear Plastic Flower Pot

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