# Tuesday, 11 August 2009

According to this article cats can be left or right handed (pawed) in a similar way to people. Psychologists found that female cats are more likely to prefer using their right paws whilst males usually prefer to use their right. Tests were carried out on 42 pet cats with the animals being given complex tasks. One task involved fishing a piece of tuna out of a jar. Although the cats could use either paw for the task they tended to favour one paw more than the other. All 21 females used their right paw, 20 of the male cats used their left paw and one male cat was ambidextrous. I have two male and two female cats so will be conducting my own tests shortly.

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