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When given the choice between a freely available meal and a meal trapped inside a food puzzle, scientists have found most animal species such as dogs, bears, goats and monkeys, prefer to work for their food – a concept known as contrafreeloading. That was not the case with cats. The researchers weren’t able to determine why cats prefer to have their meals served to them, but before you jump to the conclusion that it’s just about laziness, visit Science Alert to learn more about the study.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Sunday, Siena Lee-Tajiri encouraged us to dream big, on Monday, we provided in depth information on why fish-based foods are not good for your cat’s health, on Tuesday, we featured gorgeous gemstone cat bracelets, on Wednesday, I updated you on Allegra’s health, on Thursday, we featured pretty fall kitchen and hand towels from Triple T Studios, and on Friday, we told you about a fantastic offer from Darwin’s.

Today’s video is sure to give you one of those “awwwww” moments – enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

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4 Comments on Mews and Nips: Study Reveals Cats Do Not Like to Work for Food

  1. I have tried some of the toys that you put treats in and the cat has to figure out how to get them out. I have watched Kiki just walk away when she couldn’t figure it out. I know she was upset, so I don’t use food toys or puzzles anymore.

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