why does your cat sniff food

Unlock the secrets of cat behavior: why your cat sniffs food


02/13/2024 13:31

Cats have many amazing habits that can surprise even an experienced owner.

For example, many have observed how a cat will first carefully sniff its food before eating, showing its satisfaction only after that.

This strange “culinary ritual” has been explained by experts.

It turns out that this habit is a kind of way of checking the temperature of food. The cat will not eat if the food is too hot. It is surprising that a cat is able to assess the temperature of food only through sniffing, without the need for direct contact.

It is also important to remember the wild past of our pets, when they obtained their own food by hunting. To ensure that the prey could not escape or resist, cats used their whiskers.

These habits have carried through time and remain in cats today.

Author Semyon Papinsky

Semyon Papinsky is a student at Moscow State University. M. V. Lomonosova, freelance correspondent for Pravda.Ru

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