A whole bunch of Twitter users responded to Danielle's tweet that they tried the trick on their own cats as well. And the cats continued to fall for it. Maybe someone should let them know it's an empty space and not a box.
Of course, not every cat will fall for the trick. For instance, this cat is way too smart to fall for your lame human tricks. But it will still probably try to chase a red laser dot that it can never actually catch. So it all evens out in terms of stupidity.
You can also use the square trick to test your cats' intelligence. For instance, two of Tami's cats are too bright to fall for the square trick. Fortunately, her third cat is not going to be joining Mensa anytime soon.
Does the square trick work on other animals? Well, this owner tried it on her dog, but it wouldn't even fall for it. But dogs still always fall for the fake throw trick, so, again, it probably evens out.
The verdict is, yes! But sadly, you can see in the video that he only stays in the square for about a second before leaving. Perhaps this proves once and for all that people are smarter than cats (but only by a little).
However, when given the choice between many different shapes and a box, it looks like the box will always win. So if you want to prank your cat, be sure to hide all boxes in the vicinity. Then just tape off the floor and finally get revenge for all those loud meows in the middle of the night.