Cats Are More Interested In Human Interaction Than Food, Study Says

By Carrie Winters - 30 Mar '17 05:30AM

A new study reveals that cats love humans than food. The cats prefer human interaction and are more interested in it than their food.

According to a report, scientists from Oregon State University examined cats' behavior when given a choice of stimuli. These cats used in the study were given different choices. They had to choose between food, toys, scent, and social interaction with humans.

The study revealed that most of the preferences for the sheltered cats and the pets were social interaction with humans. The results also indicated that food was the second choice. It seems that cats love their owner.

A report indicated that 50 percent of the cats chose human interaction. The study has recently been published in the journal Behavioural Processes. The researchers noted that the preferences may have been due to the cat's breed or how the pets were raised.

Cats were known to be unloving and unresponsive to human interaction. However, this new study may change the way cats are being looked at. It can be a possibility that the felines can be trained in the future.

Meanwhile, it is reported that domestic cats have more human interaction. The belief that cats do not interact may be because one does not know what stimuli cats prefer. This study is the latest one done in order to see cats on a different level.

The researchers hope that this study will help cat owners train their pets. It is likely that if cats are being trained and loved just the way that the dogs are treated, then it may be that cats will be more loyal to the human.

Dogs have always been the preferred pet by many. There are cat lovers also and this study will be useful in order to treat and train the pet cats for them to get used to more human interaction.

TAGScats, dogs, pets

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