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How smart is your cat?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
This is a scientific test of your cat's psychology. I thought it was super fun. I hope I'm not reposting something!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/animals/...ew_owner.shtml
post #2 of 13
It was fun!
I tested Wawa. His score is 24. Not bad!
post #3 of 13
My babies are brilliant, of course!
post #4 of 13
Zoe scored 22.
Miss Kitty scored 18.
Confirmed what I thought...MK is the sweeter kitty, but Zoe is smarter. lol
post #5 of 13
Villy ran away and wouldn't do the tests!

She's come back now and eaten the treats though.

I think that means she's very smart, she didn't have to do any tests, and still got treats!
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by Jessy
I think that means she's very smart, she didn't have to do any tests, and still got treats!
Same goes for my two cats.
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by Jessy
Villy ran away and wouldn't do the tests!

She's come back now and eaten the treats though.

I think that means she's very smart, she didn't have to do any tests, and still got treats!
i haven't tried it, because i'm not at home...what if you have an unusual cat that isn't interested in treats, like my Pixel? also, i'd have to pen the others up, or Cable would eat all of the treats before anyone had a chance, greedy gut!
post #8 of 13
I have to wait to go home & try this test, but it does look like fun! My kids got a cat IQ kit once, and one of the "exams" is to close the cat in a room that it wants out of & see how it tries to get out. A smarter cat will observe the humans using the knob & will stretch & try to use the doorknob too; a less intelligent cat will try to claw under the door, a little bit smarter cat will try to open the door at the corner.
post #9 of 13
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Hmmm... well Zissou tries EVERYTHING to try to get out of the door. She has figured out how to unlock it, and for some reason jumps up at the peephole. (Yes, she can jump about four and a half feet in the air). But usually she just tries to dig under it or pull it from the bottom. I've never heard that! I really hope she doesn't figure out the doorknob on the front door.

It says something on the test about using a toy that they really like or something. I'm not sure though. I've never met a cat that didn't like treats! Maybe try a pinch of the catnip? Although then you wouldn't want to do them all at once!
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom
Hmmm... well Zissou tries EVERYTHING to try to get out of the door. She has figured out how to unlock it, and for some reason jumps up at the peephole. (Yes, she can jump about four and a half feet in the air). But usually she just tries to dig under it or pull it from the bottom. I've never heard that! I really hope she doesn't figure out the doorknob on the front door.
My Princess can open ANY door locked or not. She opens deadbolt locks and lets herself out. I've had to put latches at the top of the all doors to keep her in. Most people use locks to keep people out but I need them to keep my cats in!!
post #11 of 13
I want to try this when I get home, it looks fun! Off the top of my head I'd say Hope is my smartest cat. She completely understood what I was trying to get her to do on the first clicker training session. She also seems to understand words like out, down, get off, etc etc, and not even a year old yet. The other cats were so treat obsessed with the clicker training it took them a while to figure out they needed to touch the paper. Unfortunately I wasn't able to continue due to lack of time. If I did it again though I would work a lot with Hope as she seemed to REALLY enjoy it.
post #12 of 13
Smidge is right handed per the test. I already knew that LOL.
Her right paw is the bad/damaged one...yet she still uses it almost solely when one- paw-work is needed. (but at least I know why now...I thought it was strange she used her bad paw for so much)
post #13 of 13
I used to think the handedness in cats was pretty funny, because they are set against switching. My cat Clover in one apartment he had to pull the bedroom door open as it would shut most of the way. He was great about using his right paw to open it. Well we moved and then we had a bathroom door that would close and face the opposite direction. So he would need to use his left paw to pull it open. Well he could never figure it out!! He would butt his head into it, paw at it with his right paw, but never would he pull it open with his left paw!! Eventually you would hear a furious scratching and would have to go help him out!
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