CatSci Podcast Ep. 1: Are cats social? Should you train them?

Did you know cats can live alone or in social groups? Or that training can help improve communication between you and your cat? Join us for our first episode where we discuss these questions and more! If you enjoy the episode remember to subscribe to us on YouTube.

Listen to the full episode here!

Sources Referenced in this Episode:
Evidence suggesting preadaptation to domestication throughout the small Felidae (2002). By Cameron-Beaumont, C., Lowe, S. E., & Bradshaw, J. W. Published in Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.

Influence of familiarity and relatedness on proximity and allogrooming in domestic cats (2003). By Curtis, T. M., Knowles, R. J., & Crowell-Davis, S. L. Published in American Journal of Veterinary Research.

Social dynamics, nursing coalitions and infanticide among farm cats (1987). By Macdonald, D. W., Apps, P. J., Carr, G. M., & Kerby, G. Published in Advances in Ethology.

Carrier training cats reduces stress on transport to a veterinary practice. (2018). By Pratsch, L., Mohr, N., Palme, R., Rost, J., Troxler, J., & Arhant, C. Published in Applied Animal Behaviour Science.

What’s inside your cat’s head? A review of cat cognition research past, present and future (2015). By Vitale Shreve, K. R., & Udell, M. A. R. Animal Cognition.

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