I wanna be like you…
For the first blog of this year, I encouraged people to “be more cat.” But interestingly, it seems our feline family members actually take on our behaviour patterns to some degree dependent on how much they interact with their human carers.
A study conducted for the Journal of Veterinary Behaviour found that cats who lived in smaller homes and stayed closer to the people caring for them were more likely to start picking up their schedule, as opposed to the group of cats who had less interaction with the people in their home.
You can read more about this study by following the link:
And if you want to read the results in their entirety, you can contact the University of Messina’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine to see their findings in more depth.