Now that WiFi cameras are readily available, it’s no longer quite as big a secret what our house cats do when we’re not around, but what about cats who have access to the outdoors? Maren Huck, a behavioral ecologist at the University of Derby in the UK placed small cameras on 16 cats and followed them for up to 4 years as they prowled their neighborhoods. Though the study—co-authored by Samantha Watson, an animal behaviorist at Manchester Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom—was mostly done to gauge the accuracy of the technology, the duo has already made some surprising findings. Read more about the study on the Science Magazine website.
If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, Dr. Lynn Bahr answered reader questions, on Tuesday, we reviewed Jackson Galaxy’s new Cat Probiotics, on Wednesday, guest blogger Casey Hersch shared lessons in healing from her cat, on Thursday, we featured Pet Smoochies catnip stickers, and on Friday, we reviewed Rescue Meez: My Journey Through Siamese Rescue.
Today’s video features a lovely rescue story. Dean found Nala by the side of the road while he was biking through Bosnia. Now the pair are biking across the world together. Enjoy!
Have a great weekend!