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(Futurity)   "Well, duh," as Garfield said   (futurity.org) divider line
    More: Obvious, Rat, Cat, domestic cats, Theory, Predation, free food, Mammal, Animal communication  
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2022-12-06 1:41:23 PM  
So do humans, and every other animal who can reason.
 
2022-12-06 1:50:00 PM  
"Well, duh", as Garfield said

And it's saying sh*t like that that got his ass shot

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2022-12-06 3:37:07 PM  
> August 6th, 2020
and the ink to the meeting presentation is broken, but here is a 2021 paper by the same author maybe about the same study
https://rd.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10071-021-01530-3
Domestic cats (Felis catus) prefer freely available food over food that requires effort

Combustion: So do humans, and every other animal who can reason.


"Contrafreeloading" has only been observed in some domesticated or captive animals that are regularly fed. I guess wild living animals go for the easiest way to get food.

Here is the paper's testing setup.

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The paper doesn't say cats never eat food out of the puzzle, just that overall they tend not to make the extra effort. I didn't bother to read in the paper how their data compares to other captive animals and how big a difference there is

I guess the upshot is that cats are proud to be bored, it is a marker of their self worth.
 
2022-12-06 5:08:46 PM  
Don't we all??? 🤔🤨😉
 
2022-12-07 10:19:23 AM  

Billy Liar: "Well, duh", as Garfield said

And it's saying sh*t like that that got his ass shot

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Well at least he already had his spooky ghost position picked out.
 
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