Understanding Cat Nature: Seven Facts to Help You Better Understand Your Furry Friends
Domestic cats seem very familiar and simple to us, since almost every person has dealt with them at least once in their life.
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However, it was only with the development of cat science that we began to better understand their behavior, motivations, intentions and true attitudes towards people.
Experts have identified 7 interesting facts about cats:
- Man began to domesticate these domestic animals a long time ago. The oldest evidence of friendship between humans and cats is an artifact found in Cyprus and dating back more than 9,000 years ago.
- Cats are famous egoists. Scientists conducted studies to determine whether pets love their owners. They analyzed the behavior of animals at the moment when they hear the voice of the owner.
- When a cat starts rubbing against you, it doesn’t necessarily mean she’s very attached – she’s probably just leaving her scent on you to scare other cats away.
- Larger cats that are hybrids with wild ancestors can be loyal companions, exhibiting canine-like behavior.
- Despite the fact that cats do not feel deep affection for people, they are capable of showing sympathy. At such moments, the animal begins to “massage” the owner with its paws, leaving sharp claws.
- Scientists have found that cats recognize their names very well. If they don’t respond to them, it could simply be their decision to ignore you.
- Some cat breeds, such as Bengals, may choose one person in the family and consider him their leader.