Cats become such an integral part of our households that they begin to mimic our behaviors, both good and negative, and modify their own to fit in with ours.
The finding shows how profoundly captivity can affect certain animals. Some parts of personality and behavior can be explained by genes.
Our results demonstrate how much a cat's activity level and daily routine are affected by the human caretaker's presence and attention.
The high correlation between human and cat obesity rates and their owners' food consumption may indicate a causal relationship between the two.
While it's now known that owners greatly influence their cats, the reverse is true as well. Cats can influence that habits and lifestyle of their owners.
Owners should realize that they set the standard for their pets' behavior and that we must promote their activities by teaching them how to play appropriately.
The cats that were left outside at night became more nocturnal, adopting the habits of semi-dependent field cats.
It's not always obvious whether a cat's behavior that seems to mirror its owner's habits is actually an intentional effort to model itself after its owner or a random occurrence.
Your cat may learn to anticipate certain human activities, such as feeding and playtime, at specific times of the day if you have a consistent schedule.