A study published in March 2017 found cats preferred what stimulus more than food?

A study published in March 2017 found cats preferred what stimulus more than food?
-Human contact
-Toys
-Contact with other cats
-Catnip




Turns out our cats don’t hate us after all. A study published in “Behavioural Processes” detailed a free operant preference assessment that determined whether domestic cats liked food, social interaction, toys or scent stimuli more. Much to the surprise of some cat owners, human social interaction was the most preferred stimulus. Food took the No. 2 spot. So the next time Princess Fluffy or Catrick Stewart claws your hand to shreds, know the pain comes from a place of love. Source: Behavioural Processes




Human contact

The domestic cat is a small, typically furry, carnivorous mammal. They are often called house cats when kept as indoor pets or simply cats when there is no need to distinguish them from other felids and felines.




Scientific name: Felis catus
Lifespan: 4 – 5 years (In the wild)
Gestation period: 64 – 67 days
Daily sleep: 12 – 16 hours
Mass: 3.6 – 4.5 kg (Adult)
Did you know: A cat has 24 whiskers. 4 rows on each side. petlodgeusa.com