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Cats like human interaction more than food

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New York: Your pet may enjoy your company more than you thought, as scientists have found that our feline friends prefer interacting with humans over eating food. Researchers from Oregon State University in the US took 50 cats from people’s homes and a cat shelter and left them without food, toys and people for a few hours. They then presented them with different stimuli associated with each of those things. While there was little difference between the cats that came from homes and the shelter cats, scientists found that almost all of them preferred human socialisation to any of the other stimuli on offer.