July 8, 2020

Elmo Has An Addiction For Garden Gloves

 

Elmo the cat has a strange fascination for garden gloves he picks up from his neighbors and brings home for Vikki Maddocks in Derbyshire, England.

According to Vikki, Elmo brings home one glove to show off and then returns for the matching glove. He has collected at least 14 pairs in the past year.

 

Cat experts say this behavior is items of prey mocking. If the owner gave praise to the cat on the first arrival, the behavior was reinforced.  This is not that uncommon for cats to do , but to focus only on a specific item is unusual. The Mother cat may have used this to teach the kitten to hunt if there was no live prey available.

 

What does your cat bring home?

 

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