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If there’s one thing that can be said about cats, it’s that they love tiny cardboard enclosures!

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Indeed, pet owners can deliberately use these as stress relievers, while paying attention that any sharp edges are torn away or sanded off and that there aren’t any staples that could scratch the cat.

Animals instinctively seek safe retreats, animal welfare experts say, and that’s why keeping a cardboard box in the home can help keep kitty sane.Boxes offers an easy place for cats to relax, something that is especially welcome when there are unfamiliar people around or there’s a new surrounding, say the experts from Germany’s Industry Association for Pet Supplies.

In addition, cats love temperatures between 30 and 36 degrees Celsius. Well insulated cardboard warm up quickly, so if the cat barely fits in and its sides touch the walls, it should feel warm and comfortable in no time.

Don’t just use boxes as a little kitty house though. Endlessly versatile for cats, they can also be converted into toys like a scratching post or a tunnel if you combine two with a hole in between.Let’s hear it from you

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Oh! And while you’re here, click on the photo below to read one of Neue’s past articles – “Purr-Fect Gift Ideas For Cat Lovers”.

“I have a confession to make … I would not mind spending a fortune on my cats. After all, they are like our own children.” – Nurhana Wafa