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Why Do Cats Go Nuts for Lasers?

Offbeat  (tags: cats, chase, light beams, why? )

- 1195 days ago -
Every morning my cat paws at the hand mirror on the dresser until I use it to bounce a beam of morning sunlight around the room for her to chase. The internet hosts an abundance of videos of cats and dogs going nuts for laser pointer beams. Why?

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Connie O. (51)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 4:50 pm
My fish follow lasers too!

GGmaSheila D. (203)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 6:08 pm
The question is - Was this study important to you and your cat (s)?? Used flashlight beams. My kitties were a lot brighter than this study shows - both followed the beam to my hand and the flashlight. Once they knew what it was they decided it was not dignified to chase after a beam of light with no prize at the end.
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