There's only one thing that cute cats 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 in a box' behavior bizarre (I mean, why would you put yourself in a place that looks painfully uncomfortable), scientists have a couple of explanations for these funny cat antics.

First, let's remember that our silly cats are actually fierce 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 we often find sleeping cats curled 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! And if you don't believe us, check the funny cat photos below.

#1

Apparently Any Size Box Will Do

Apparently Any Size Box Will Do

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Pearlkp
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3 years 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
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3 years 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
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3 years 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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troufaki13
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3 years ago

Mer-cat!

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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
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3 years 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
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3 years 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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Kerry Pye
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3 years ago

Adorable

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#8

Cat.rar

Cat.rar

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troufaki13
Community Member
3 years 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
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3 years 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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Lillie Miller
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1 year ago

"to plant your cat, you must first make sure it is in it's liquid state"

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#11

All Cats Is The Same

All Cats Is The Same

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Peter Bear
Community Member
3 years ago

Cats is cats. The only difference is the size.

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#12

Her Name Is Audrey, She Is The Smallest Kitten I've Ever Seen, And She Fell Asleep In My Roommate's Pocket Like This. Looks Comfortable

Her Name Is Audrey, She Is The Smallest Kitten I've Ever Seen, And She Fell Asleep In My Roommate's Pocket Like This. Looks Comfortable

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Joni Nelis
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3 years ago

Adorable :)

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#13

That Face Says, "Try And Move Me, My Cousin Is A Lion"

That Face Says, "Try And Move Me, My Cousin Is A Lion"

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PsychoPrincess
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3 years ago

Locks himself in at the end. So cute!

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#14

My Cat Fell Asleep In My Salad

My Cat Fell Asleep In My Salad

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Yunyann See
Community Member
3 years ago

Its healthy nap.

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#15

If I Fits, I Sits

If I Fits, I Sits

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Mangoes'nRum
Community Member
3 years ago

Just wait for the other shoe to drop

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#16

I Don't Fits, But I Still Sits

I Don't Fits, But I Still Sits

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Mangoes'nRum
Community Member
3 years ago

You do not need contacts to see me human. I will be the face you wake up to every morning. It will be the one about 2 inches away from yours. See other things? What other things? You are my Human. You need not see anything other than me.

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#17

If I Fits, I Sits

If I Fits, I Sits

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Monty Is Fiennes
Community Member
3 years ago

Lovin that tail tuck....

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#18

If I Fits I Sits (Fancy Edition)

If I Fits I Sits (Fancy Edition)

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HauntedForests
Community Member
3 years ago

This cat is obviously royalty!!

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#19

If I Fits I... Abalglaphablarh!

If I Fits I... Abalglaphablarh!

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KK
Community Member
3 years ago

This is like me entering school

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#20

My Girlfriend's Cat Was Reunited With The Basket He Was Brought Home In

My Girlfriend's Cat Was Reunited With The Basket He Was Brought Home In

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Lara B.
Community Member
3 years ago

Aaaaw, still his favourite spot :)

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#21

Must Use Every Possibility To Sit

Must Use Every Possibility To Sit

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troufaki13
Community Member
3 years ago

1 cup butter, 1 cup cat, 2 cups sugar..

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#22

If I Fits, I Sits

If I Fits, I Sits

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Mangoes'nRum
Community Member
3 years ago

How old is this cat? Count it's rings!

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#23

My Cat Chewed An Armrest For Herself In A Box

My Cat Chewed An Armrest For Herself In A Box

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
3 years ago

adulting 101 for cats

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#24

Cat Liquid

Cat Liquid

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Happy Ghost
Community Member
3 years ago

Should be higher on the list

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#25

If We All Fits, We All Sits!

If We All Fits, We All Sits!

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HauntedForests
Community Member
3 years ago

Jenga: Rare Cat Edition

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#26

If Maru Fits, He Sits

If Maru Fits, He Sits

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Jenn
Community Member
3 years ago

love maru!!

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#27

I've Made A Huge Mistake

I've Made A Huge Mistake

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troufaki13
Community Member
3 years ago

HOW????

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#28

The Little Paw Showing Through The Bowl

The Little Paw Showing Through The Bowl

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Gabriela Dubner
Community Member
3 years ago

The eyes. Omg, the eyes.

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#29

How The Hell

How The Hell

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Mangoes'nRum
Community Member
3 years ago

#28 will explain why. They believe they are like water. They just hate getting into it because cats think it'll dissolve the whiskers

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#30

Kitty! That's Not What That's For...

Kitty! That's Not What That's For...

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Pamela
Community Member
3 years ago

ITS JUST SO FLUFFY!!!

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#31

Cat Logic

Cat Logic

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Ok Ha-Neul
Community Member
3 years ago

cats will be boys

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#32

Nap Time!

Nap Time!

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Liz dJ
Community Member
3 years ago

*catpaw

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#33

"Don't Mess With Me. I From Da Hood"

"Don't Mess With Me. I From Da Hood"

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Cat Meow
Community Member
3 years ago

It looks really comfy in there

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#34

We Fits!

We Fits!

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LoneWolfie
Community Member
3 years ago

OMG SO CUTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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#35

If I Fit, I Sit

If I Fit, I Sit

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Lara B.
Community Member
3 years ago

Just wants to get into your pan... bra!

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#36

A Box Is A Box

A Box Is A Box

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Della VanNeste
Community Member
3 years ago

That is one fluffy cat

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#37

Everything Is Fine, I Is Comfortable

Everything Is Fine, I Is Comfortable

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Rã Field
Community Member
3 years ago

I believe red might be my colour!

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#38

Spent 10 Minutes Looking For My Cat Before I Went To Bed, Found Him Asleep In A Wok On Top Of The Freezer

Spent 10 Minutes Looking For My Cat Before I Went To Bed, Found Him Asleep In A Wok On Top Of The Freezer

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Mangoes'nRum
Community Member
3 years ago

Sometimes it's better to just stay in the pan.

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#39

If I Fits, I Sits

If I Fits, I Sits

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criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

Master of disguise.

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#40

What Do You Mean I Can't Fit?

What Do You Mean I Can't Fit?

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Tavia Thiessen
Community Member
3 years ago

His tag is so funny, it's says " I'm a kitty convict (please return me)" 😂☺️

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#41

If You Fits, I Sits

If You Fits, I Sits

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giovanna
Community Member
3 years ago

Baby it's cold outside

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#42

If He Fits He Sits While I Shits

If He Fits He Sits While I Shits

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Susan Forbes
Community Member
3 years ago

That is a gorgeous cat

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#43

If I Fits, I Naps

If I Fits, I Naps

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Joni Nelis
Community Member
3 years ago

Arwww

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#44

The Orange Shrub-Cat Requires Many Pets To Grow Big And Strong. Contrary To Other Shrubs, This Shrub Is Deeply Adverse To Being Watered

The Orange Shrub-Cat Requires Many Pets To Grow Big And Strong. Contrary To Other Shrubs, This Shrub Is Deeply Adverse To Being Watered

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Liz dJ
Community Member
3 years ago

+1 for title

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#45

If It Fits, We Sits

If It Fits, We Sits

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KK
Community Member
3 years ago

the one nearest to the window: SHHHTTTTAAAAPPPPP WHAAATTT ARE U DDOOOINGG NOOOO

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#46

That's A Muffin-Top

That's A Muffin-Top

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Luna Kittenwarrior
Community Member
3 years ago

Cat Muffin.

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#47

Bol Cat

Bol Cat

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Kim Areum
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3 years ago

spaghetti bolcatnese

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#48

"Welp, Guess I'll Just Die Here"

"Welp, Guess I'll Just Die Here"

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LoneWolfie
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3 years ago

Upvote for the title.

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#49

Adopted Cat Brothers Continue Sleeping Together Even After They Outgrow Their Bed

Adopted Cat Brothers Continue Sleeping Together Even After They Outgrow Their Bed

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Harley Quinn
Community Member
3 years ago

Cats love to snuggle!

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#50

If They Fits... They Sits

If They Fits... They Sits

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

One of them can't fit. The antisocial loner.

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