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This Kitty Enjoys Chasing Shadows

This Kitty Enjoys Chasing Shadows
This Kitty Enjoys Chasing Shadows. Image by hierba_gatera via Instagram

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In the video above, a cat was recorded chasing its own shadow on a bed. The cat, fully occupied in the activity, pounced and swatted at the shadow. It looked as if it were playing with another cat! This funny behavior not only entertained its human observers but also showcased the playful nature in cats. Join us as we discover the cats playful side…

The footage shows the cat’s ears perked up, eyes wide with excitement and its body crouched in anticipation. Every movement of its paw was mirrored by its shadow, creating an endless loop of playful pursuit! The cat’s actions were a great reminder of how even the simplest things can provide entertainment.

Cats’ Playful Side

This Kitty Enjoys Chasing Shadows
This Kitty Enjoys Chasing Shadows. Image by hierba_gatera via Instagram

One of the most common playful behaviors in cats is stalking and pouncing. This behavior mimics hunting, an instinctual activity for cats. When a cat spots its shadow, a bug, or whatever, it often takes a low, stalking posture, moving slowly and silently. This playful activity helps cats practice their hunting skills, which keeps them physically fit and mentally stimulated.

Additonally, another typical behavior is batting and swatting. Cats often take part in this activity with small objects, their own tails, or, as in the case of our shadow-chasing friend, their shadows! This behavior involves the cat using its paws to swat at the target. This type of play helps cats develop their coordination and timing. It’s also a form of solitary play that allows cats to entertain themselves when their human companions are not available.

Bottom Line

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Cats Chasing Shadows. Credit: CrazyFunnyStuffCFS – Source: YouTube

Overall, the playful nature of cats is funny to witness and is also an important pert of their well-being. Whether they are chasing shadows, stalking imaginary prey, or batting at dangling toys, these behaviors are crucial for their physical and mental health!

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