Fellow Creatures: Pet Cats Know Their Fellow Cats Names

I've got a new post on my Psych Today blog, Fellow Creatures. It looks at some new research that finds pet cats know the names of other cats in their household.

A cat relaxes on a wooden chair inside
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By Zazie Todd PhD

But cats in cat cafes don't know the names of the other cats there (perhaps not surprising as there are often more than 30 cats). 

As well, it seems that some cats, especially if they have lived in the home a long time, know the names of the people too.

Read all about it here: Pet cats know their fellow cats' names, study shows


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Zazie Todd, PhD, is the award-winning author of Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy and Purr: The Science of Making Your Cat Happy. She is the creator of the popular blog, Companion Animal Psychology, writes The Pawsitive Post premium newsletter, and also has a column at Psychology Today. Todd lives in Maple Ridge, BC, with her husband, one dog, and two cats. 

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