Research done by the University of Georgia shows a never-before-seen side of family cats, providing a glimpse into the lives they lead when we’re not around. The researchers attached small cameras, called “Kitty Cams,” around the necks of over fifty cats, and let them roam; and when the team analyzed the video, they found some very unexpected results.
“One of the most surprising things we witnessed was cats adopting a second set of owners,” the team wrote on the research website. “Four of our project kitties were recorded entering another household for food and/or affection! [However, there were also] a greater number of small reptiles killed than previously thought. This is probably because we don’t normally see it. The cats usually end up eating them or leaving them in the woods so we never knew before.”
According to Kerrie Anne Loyd, a University of Georgia researcher, the team gathered thousands of hours of video from 55 different cats.
Watch an example of the kitty cam… there are many more at the University of Georgia’s website.
Happy Caturday! ^_^