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Is your cat left or right pawed?

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posted on Jul, 26 2009 @ 04:14 PM

It may not be obvious from the scratch marks cats dish out, but domestic felines favour one paw over the other. More often than not, females tend to be righties, while toms are lefties, say Deborah Wells and Sarah Millsopp, psychologists at Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland.

She and Millsopp tasked 42 domestic cats to ferret out a bit of tuna in a jar too small for their heads. Among 21 females, all but one favoured the right paw across dozens of trials, while 20 out of 21 males preferentially used the left. One male proved ambidextrous.

[edit on 26-7-2009 by MOFreemason]

posted on Jul, 26 2009 @ 05:08 PM
reply to post by MOFreemason

What the hell!

Come to think of it, my cat is a male and does seem to be left handed!

Is this what science does behind closed doors; subjects cats to non-cruel, moderately amusing tuna based testing!?


posted on Jul, 26 2009 @ 05:19 PM
reply to post by BaronVonGodzilla

I'm quite sure that the millions spent on cat handedness will be worth it in the end...........edit: and is the conspiracy to make us think their all right handed?

[edit on 26-7-2009 by genius/idoit]

posted on Jul, 26 2009 @ 05:44 PM
Well, my one cat lashes out with her left paw, but she writes with the right one.

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