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Animals: Why do cats like narrow spaces? Remnants of the wild

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People who live with cats will find that cats prefer tight spaces. Very often they are hidden in narrow spaces such as cardboard boxes, wardrobes, trash cans, and kotatsu. Have you ever wondered why cats like small spaces? Actually, there is a good reason for this. Originally, cats had a wild era, but there is a background that humans started to keep cats to protect grains. The remnants of the wild era remain.

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Why They like narrow spaces

Cats love dark and tight spaces. There are the following reasons for this.

Protect yourself from foreign enemies

Cats are wild creatures that originally lived outside. Most of the roots of human cats nowadays are African wildcats. African wildcats are wild cats that need to protect themselves from foreign enemies. Therefore, they are often hidden in caves and rocks except during active hours other than night.

Hunting instinct

Cats do not make footsteps by nature. Furthermore, it cannot be found in the prey until it is caught. Therefore, I will not expose myself until I hunt. Therefore, it tends to hide in dark and narrow places.

Place to play

Most domestic cats are no longer hunting, but some cats catch dark and narrow spaces as playgrounds and start playing in tight spaces.

Search for prey

Wild cats are animals that capture and eat rats, rabbits, and insects, but their hunting instinct is aroused by the possibility that their prey may be hidden in narrow, dark places. Because I think there is prey in a narrow place, there is a possibility that I will go to a narrow place myself.

Cold measures

Cats are homeothermic animals. Therefore, it is necessary to maintain one’s body temperature. Therefore, enter a narrow space and prevent your body temperature from escaping to the outside.

To prevent prey

Before living with humans, cats lived by hiding their precious prey in a small space so that other cats would not take it. And because of the custom of eating prey in the dark, it could be a remnant of that.

Where to sleep

Cats sleep well, but they also want to sleep in a safe place. You can sleep with peace of mind in a dark place.

Vietnam cat cafe introduction

People who have never owned a pet will suddenly hesitate to keep one. Why don’t you actually come in contact with your pet once there? This time I would like to introduce a cat cafe in Vietnam. It is a name that combines CAT and CAFÉ in Ho Chi Minh City. It has a total of 3 floors, and the main is a cat cafe, but it also sells cat breeding goods and cat hotels.

Store information
Store name: CATFE
Address: 119 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh
Business hours: 9: 30-22: 00
Price: 79000VND
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If you are interested, please go to Vietnam. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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