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Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Amin, Aug 21, 2013.


  1. Amin

    Amin PetForums VIP

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    I have always wondered if cats are -like us humans- left or right handed, or left or right pawed :confused:. Or could they be ambidextrous

    I often wonder this and watch my kittys to see if they have a preference :eek:

    I know a silly question but can anyone explain :)
     
  2. CoCoTrio

    CoCoTrio PetForums VIP

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    It's a very good question. :confused:

    I think probably they're way more ambidextrous than us.
     
  3. nicolaa123

    nicolaa123 Riley

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    Hmmmm be interested in the answer..

    Riley mainly uses his right paw to knock things off the table
     
  4. buffie

    buffie Mentored by Meeko

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    Oh trust you to ask a question like this when all smart thinking cats are hogging the duvet :rolleyes:
    I can only really speak for Meeko and as far as I can remember he is equally at home using right and left paws to ..........
    A. knock things on the floor
    B. remind me that he doesn't like something
    C. bat stuff around the floor
    D dig under fridge/freezer/sofa for that "lost mousey"

    On that note I would say that he at least is ambidextrous ;) :D
     
  5. Lilone

    Lilone PetForums Junior

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    I read some research that said for regular tasks cats used either paw equally but for complex tasks they favoured one side or the othe with female cats mainly being right pawed and male cats being left pawed.
     
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