Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Chirping Cat

Chirping Cat

About a year ago I wanted to post this video, but I never did.

I find it fascinating that cats are able to make nearly four hundred different sounds.

I suspect that the cat in the video had been listening to the barking of a dog, and is imitating it.

They memorize sound patterns, such as the sound of cat food being filled into a plastic cup, but they also know the sounds of pumpkin beetles in flight for which they seem preprogrammed.

So much hardwiring involved in being a cat, yet there's enough ability to learn that each cat seems unique.

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