Kitten in a Jar: Why Ksyusha Loves Tight Squeezes

Ksyusha, the kitten, who likes to squeeze into empty jars has no fear of getting into the tightest of spots.

Ksyusha, a playful kitten from Moscow, who likes unusual places to play and hide. Photo: Yuriy Korotun

Maybe you’ve heard of the cat in the hat. Now meet the cat in the jar. It certainly seems that Ksyusha the kitten loves nothing more than a tight squeeze. According to her owner she has no problem escaping the glass container, rather like a feline Houdini.

“It looks like she is stuck, but actually her body is not as big as it looks because of the large amount of fur,” said cat owner Yuriy Korotun, who lives in Moscow. “She likes hiding in different places and is full of character.”

The cat's owner has been taking photos of her animal and posting them on the internet since the start of last year. Photo: Yuriy Korotun

Ksyusha’s ability to get in and out of seemingly impossible situations harks back to the comedy capers seen in classic kids’ cartoon Tom & Jerry.

Yuriy Korotun said he first realised his pet, a Himalayan breed similar to a Persian, had a love of confined spaces when he heard a commotion in her kitchen one day. “I came in to find her in the jar,” he said. “I couldn’t believe my eyes.”

Ksyusha straddles a chair in her own very individual way. Photo: Yuriy Korotun

“She is also partial to curling up in the washing machine,” said Yuriy, who has posted pictures of Ksyusha on the internet.

“She was a special kitten from the beginning – always very playful. She likes hiding in different places and was full of character,” he added.

The excitable kitten has been squashing itself into jars from when it was a few weeks old. Photo: Yuriy Korotun

Mr Korotun added: “I took a few photos of her at the start of last year and put them on the internet and have recently had a lot of comments about how cute she is.” [via Daily Mail (UK) and Metro]

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