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Cats are nice and enjoy spending time with humans, study finds

Helena Horton: ‘New research from Oregon State University, published… in Behavioural Processes, concludes that cats enjoy human contact more than eating. Dispelling the rumour that cats are antisocial and the only love they show is cupboard love, they subjected cats to a series of tests to prove what they choose in different situations. The researchers took 50 cats from shelters and peoples homes and deprived them of food, human contact, scent and toys for a few hours. They then introduced them to stimuli within these four categories to see what they chose. Most cats chose human socialisation over any of the other categories’. SOURCE…

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