Cats Know Names, But Won’t Answer to Them

Cats Know Names, But Won't Answer to Them

Researchers in Japan are obsessed with cats, probably due to childhoods swamped in Hello Kitty. A few years back, they discovered that cats know their own names, even if they usually won’t respond when you call them. Now they’ve learned that cats know the names of their feline friends, too. Maybe they want to know if you’re giving treats to other kitties instead of them.


“Cats Actually Know Each Other’s Names, Study Suggests,” Samantha Cole, Motherboard

“Cats know the names of other cats that are their friends, study says,” Matthew Rozsa, Salon

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Image (“Newscatster, in the Style of Modigliani”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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