“Hiding is a behavioral strategy of the species to cope with environmental changes and stressors, . . . ”

Will a hiding box provide stress reduction for shelter cats?  Read about using boxes to soothe cats.  Applied Animal Behavior Science Journal.

You don’t have to be rich to give a cat what they need.

Take-away message: “In summary, the hiding box appears to be an important enrichment for the cat to cope effectively with stressors in a new shelter environment the first weeks after arrival. Further research is needed to study the effect of a hiding box for group housed cats, its long term effects, and correlation with outbreak frequencies of infectious diseases.”

Bringing a cat into your home? Did you and your cat move to a new place? Put down some boxes for your cat.  We’ve all got boxes galore thanks to online shipping.