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Cats Respond to the Sound of Their Own Name

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A new study suggests household cats can respond to the sound of their own names. No surprise to you or most cat owners, right? But Japanese scientists said Thursday that they've provided the first experimental evidence that cats can distinguish between words that we people say.
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Atsuko Saito of Sophia University in Tokyo says there's no evidence cats actually attach meaning to our words, not even their own names. Instead, they've learned that when they hear their names they often get rewards like food or play, or something bad like a trip to the vet. And they hear their names a lot. So the sound of it becomes special, even if they don't really understand it refers to their identity.
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Do you have the same experience with your cat?
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Weird. All the cats in the study were named Kitty.
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Really they sound their own name
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You mean someone had to do a study? Any cat owner could tell you that information.
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Being cats I guess it also depends a lot if the cat likes the name you’ve given him. If he doesn’t like it you’ll be totally ignored...
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My orange tiger kitty would come when you called him like a dog, and when you said “hey Andrew” he’d turn his a head a bit and chirp back. Smart little guy.
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I believe that My cat recognizes her name, but just rarely respond to my call without the sound of being opening a can.
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Every 6-year Old with a cat knows this!
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New study? every cat owner knows it!!! My cat also responds to"feeding time" that is said in 3 languages...
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