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‘Meow Theory’: What Science Says On Cat’s Feeling And Behaviour

  • Post By: BBinish Ahmed
  • 24 Aug 2016
Meow Theory

Cats are a bundle of fluffiness and warmth. They are playful and have an independent spirit. As a passionate cat lover, has certain behavior of your pet baffled you? Well, read on. You may find the answers in this write-up.

Aggressive and bullies
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh and Bronx Zoo state that domestic cats exhibit traits similar to their larger counterparts such as leopards and lions. They show traits of impulsiveness and dominance just like the larger felines. The study also reported that domestic cats also show traits such as aggressiveness and bullying.

Unattached and not emotional
In a study, cats were placed in a room with the owner and the stranger. Unlike dogs, who under such circumstance, would run towards their owners perceiving them as a secure base. Cats here, felt indifferent to both the persons in the room. In fact, they were happy to play with the stranger. This nature does not necessarily make cats villains. Such indifferent nature can make cats good companions for those who work for long hours.

Can sense the mood
A finding revealed that cats behave differently when their owners are grumpy or sad. The study saw that the cats exhibited affectionate acts like purring or crawling into the owner’s lap when they see owners are smiling. If the owner frowning during some work or involved in negative conversation, the affectionate behaviour of cats stays put.

All-seeing eyes
A study revealed that cats can see things that are not visible to the human eye. They can see things that we usually do not see such as flickering lights on power lines, urine trails and distinct patterns on flowers.

Are social animals
How many times have we heard that cats are introverts? But, the American Association of Feline Practitioners say that acts are actually social creatures. Just like lions they form colonies and move in packs. In fact, they have hierarchies and the admission of a new cat isn’t easy. New cats are usually driven away when they attempt to join the group but over a period of time are accepted by the pack.