The opportunity to hide is required for all cats as part of their natural coping mechanism when exposed to stressful stimuli.
Cats may actually be more outgoing and friendlier when offered several options in their environment such as the ability to hide or perch.
Some options include the Hide, Perch & Go box™, the Cat Cabin, a small plastic step stool covered with a towel, and a sturdy shoe box or cat carrier with the door removed.
The same structure must remain with the cat throughout its stay as a constant familiar item that contains the cat’s own scent. See Cat Cabin Policy