I’m convinced that the reason why dogs will eat cardboard is that it helps them to learn to ‘remember’. They’re more likely to remember their favorite treat if they’ve been eating it everyday, so cardboard serves the purpose if they can’t see the treat.
The same principle applies to cats who want to kill anything that walks into their territory. They’re more likely to remember the box if they’ve been eating the same box everyday, so if they cant see the box they cant remember what it is.
If youve ever had a cat, you know that it sounds like an oxymoron, but the truth is that the cats are literally addicted to the cardboard box theyve been eating. They are a carnivore and they will eat anything that they can get their teeth into. If theyve been eating the same box for a long time, theyll be able to remember the box in its packaging and thus even recognize it as edible.
If they can remember the box, they can remember the box in its packaging and thus even recognize it as edible.