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Top Cat Instagram Accounts To Follow For Cat Lovers

If your desktop, mousepad, phone background and walls are adorned with cats then it’s time to up your cat Instagram accounts following to include the cutest cats in town. We’ve gathered the top Instagram accounts for cat lovers; get ready, we’re about to lay on the cuteness.

Top Cat Instagram Accounts to Follow

From the streets of Brooklyn, Princess Monster Truck. Would you mess with this kitty after dark? We didn’t think so.

  1. Nala the Selfie Queen. We’re pretty sure it doesn’t get any cuter than this princess!

2. Pudge from the Midwest loves chasing mice and eating apple pies.

3. Snoopybabe with the Short Hair

4. Tard the Grumpy Cat

5. Sam has Eyebrows

6. Hamilton the Hipster

7. Lil’ Bub the Lady

Why Do Cats Like Boxes?

Does your cat love playing hide and seek in empty boxes?

Do you buy her expensive toys only to find her innately more interested in an empty Amazon box?

Scientists Explain Why Cats Like Boxes

If you are worried that your cat’s obsession with empty boxes is unhealthy, don’t worry. It’s completely normal. 

Cats are predators. In the wild, they are excellent hunters. Unlike dogs who can both hunt and scavenge, cats rely on their hunting skills. 

One theory is that because of this hunting instinct, cats are attracted to boxes because it gives them a great place to hide. They are hidden but can still sense prey. 

Your indoor cat probably hasn’t hunted anything real in it’s life. But, the need to hunt is still in their DNA. Hunting can become chasing a ray of light, batting around a toy mouse, or playing with string. 

Boxes offer them a great vantage point. It also encloses them, making them feel protected. 

Ideal Napping Spots

Other than hunting, cats are born sleepers. 

Your cat probably loves nothing more than taking a long nap in a safe area. For many, that can be under the bed or in a closet. But, for many cats, boxes offer them the ideal nap area. They’re enclosed, warm, and invisible to predators. 

Time Out

In times of stress, your cat might seek out a box for some temporary relief. Loud noises, guests, a new puppy, and the vacuum can all send your cat to seek shelter. Boxes keep the bad things out of view, while helping them hide in a warm spot. 

Ah, Leave Me Alone!

Ever had your cat freak out mid-petting and dart off into hiding? Cats don’t react well to stress. Even in seemingly calm situations, they can get spooked. 

They will head for safety in an instant. 

Because boxes provide the ultimate safety, they’re a cat’s first choice. They feel invisible, and the walls provide a nice layer of protection. 

Keep Them Safe

Box living is fine, as long as they don’t get out of your house and decide to hide in the wrong box. Because cats are knowing to get themselves lost in boxes destined for the dump truck, it’s important to keep track of them carefully.

5 Reasons To Adopt A Senior Cat

Senior Cats are one of the least appealing pets available for adoption. Most people will choose a dog or else a cute kitten. Senior cats are in desperate need of adoption.

  1. Avoid the Kitten Crazies

Yes, kittens are cute. Endless Youtube channels and social media memes have profited from this fact. But, that cuteness comes at a cost.

They have ceaseless energy.

Kittens make messes, they get into dangerous situations while you’re away, and they can wreak havoc, especially if they are paired with other kittens.

If you are in an apartment, don’t have a lot of time to devote to training (as much as you can train a kitten), or you are past the stage in life where you want to be jolted awake at 3am by the shattering of your coffee mugs and fine china, you should consider a senior cat.

  1. You Know a Senior’s Temperament

With dogs, we can usually tell their personality in puppy hood. Sure, they mellow a bit with age, but there aren’t drastic behavioral changes.

Not so with our feline friends.

Cats can undergo dramatic changes in personality from kitten-hood to their adult years.

If you have small children, it is helpful to know if that playful, cute kitten will grow up to not be a “people person,” or worse yet, be bad with children and their sometimes overly-rough-in-a-living-way ways.

With a senior, what you see is what you get. You can actually select a cat companion that matches your personality and lifestyle, with little chance for surprise.

  1. Senior Cats Are Easier to Train

Adult cats have a much longer attention span than kittens. They also have more impulse control and less manic energy. This makes them easier to train, which makes your life easier.

  1. No Home Alone Woes

Senior and adult cats are less apt to get into trouble when left home alone. They are self-sufficient, and are not likely to give in to the dangerous mix of boredom and kitten-energy bursts. This means you can be sure you won’t come home to clawed couches, and your kitchen counter will not be left in disarray.

  1. You Save Their Lives

Like senior dogs, senior cats have little chance of getting out of shelters when they are surrenders by their owners, or picked up off the street. In fact, they have less of a chance because most “shelters” give dogs a longer stay of execution than they do cats.

By adopting an adult or senior cat, you are saving their lives, and helping the next homeless cat in line find a safe place by freeing up space in the shelter or rescue group.

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