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Female Cats Are Right-Pawed, Males Are Lefties

post #1 of 9
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July 23, 2009 -- Female domestic cats tend to preferentially use their right front paw while male cats more often rely upon their left front paw, according to a new study that suggests the sex of a cat determines how its brain will be wired.

Link to the story:

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/0...andedness.html
post #2 of 9
Interesting!

I know that our little girl kitty is right pawed.
post #3 of 9
A friend and I were talking about this a couple of weeks ago. She said that she noticed her cats tended to be left-pawed whereas I noticed that mine were right-pawed.

Now I know why we had the discrepancy.

Most of her cats are male; most of mine are female.
post #4 of 9
Huh! I had never noticed.
post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by pushylady View Post
Huh! I had never noticed.
same here!
post #6 of 9
Very interesting. Now I'm going to have to take notice!
post #7 of 9
I guess my kitties don't want to fit into the mold. I have all females and most of them tend to use their left paws more than their right. The one male I had was still a kitten and he mostly used both paws at once.

Check out this thread. It's a very limited study, but the results seem to contradict the study you referred to.
post #8 of 9
Mine are a complete mix. I would tend to be a bit sceptical of that study.
post #9 of 9
Cool. My female,Alley does more with and uses her right paw more.Thanks for posting!
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