Cats can manipulate us with meows that sound like crying babies.
Research has found that our finicky feline friends know just what to do in order to get us to give them food and attention. One study published in Current Biology found that when cats used a more baby-like meow called “solicitation purring,” us humans judged it as more urgent than their regular cries. So how did the researchers know it’s manipulative? The scientists found that only cats who lived in single-person households developed this special cry—meaning it’s only something the cat acquires when it has a one-on-one relationship with its owner. And for more cat trivia, check out these 20 Amazing Facts You Never Knew About Your Cat.
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