Veterinary scientists from the University of Utrecht have answered the question we have all be asking, “Will a hiding box provide stress reduction for shelter cats?” They provide their answer in Applied Animal Behaviour Science.
Spoiler warning: The answer is yes. In the authors’ words, “The application of hiding boxes decreases stress in shelter cats, at least on the short term.”
Big Cats Like Boxes Too!
Check out these pictures of Banye, the wide-eyed British Shorthair kitty with a tuft of dark fur below his mouth that makes him look like he is forever exclaiming, “OMG!”.
Benye’s fame skyrocketed after his owner posted pictures of him on Duitang, a Chinese social media site. Apart from his pedigreed background, we know very little about the adorably perpetually stunned cat… except that he was born on June 14 2003. Actually, this makes him a Gemini, and makes us wonder if his alter ego really is the other celebrity cat of the moment – the always-angry Garfi in Turkey.
Source More info: Duitang (h/t: rocketnews)
It’s like Whac-a-Mole, only cuter!