A Cat’s Guide to Dominating Hide-and-Seek

Rarely will you find a better hide-and-seek player than a cat. They’re experts at squeezing into tight spaces — especially when it’s a cardboard box — and there’s no doubt that their cunning and clever minds help them find the perfect hiding spots.

We found some cats who are true experts at hide-and-seek, plus a few more who, um, need a little more practice. Here’s their advice.

If the rug is already rumpled, why not?

Hide and Seek Cat Under Rug

“This is Skittles. She will be 1 year old in October. She literally goes crazy at playtime. She loves hide-and-seek.” —Misty Meade

Never pass up a good opportunity for camouflage.

Hide and Seek Black Cat Camouflage

“He just tries camouflage, but he forgets his eyes stand out so much.” —Laura Colliton

If you’re tiny enough to fit under shelving units, go for it.

Hide and Seek Cat Under DVDs

“This is Stella. We found her curled up on our back porch. She was about 8 weeks old. She hid under our TV stand at first until she was too big!” —Heather Anne Clover

Hide inside kitty furniture! No one will ever think to look for you there!

Hide and Seek Cat in Cat Tree

“Stella’s hiding place… until she jumps out and attacks!” —Margo Kalfas Mohney

Uh, this is not how it works.

Hide and Seek Cat in Box

“He’s not very good at hiding, but don’t tell him I said that.” —Sherrie Porter

Also definitely not how it works.

Hide and Seek Cat Covering Eyes


OK, let’s try this again. Take a cue from your wild ancestors.

Hide and Seek Cat in the Garden

“Mia is a 1-and-a-half-year-old American Bobtail. Mia is an indoor cat who loves to explore the outdoors on her harness with her three canine sisters. Her favorite hiding spots are tall grasses, bushes and bluffs!” —Kasey Corbett

Choose a hiding spot you can zip up.

Hide and Seek Cat in Tent

“This is our cat Bart. He is 10 years old and loves to play hide-and-seek. He is very loving and laid-back.” —Brenda Carosone

Or one you can move into a corner.

Hide and Seek Cat Behind Tunnel

“This is my 3-year-old cat, Palmer. He loves to play all the time, especially in his tunnel.” —Michelle Joiner

Or one that can’t be seen from above.

Hide and Seek Cat in Pink Bag

“Lucy loves to hide in my shopping bags and jump out at us, ‘scaring’ us so we jump.” —Elizabeth Stofleth

If nothing else, at least pick one that’s comfortable.

Hide and Seek Cat Under Purple Blanket

“Dexter loves to hide under the covers.” —Bonnie Jones

Basically, just call upon your inner cat and you will be unbeatable.

Hide and Seek Cat in Curtains

“In my old apartment before we moved.” —Donna Glick

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