Photo provided by Friskies Explorer Roscoe Jenkins.
Have you ever noticed that while playing with your cat, she uses one paw more than the other to bat at toys? Well, just like people, cats can prefer one paw over the other. In fact, according to Cat Fancy magazine, 20 percent of cats are right-pawed, 38.3 percent are left-pawed and 41.7 percent are ambidextrous. Pretty amazing, isn’t it? Especially considering the complete opposite is true for humans.
To determine which paw your cat prefers, try dangling a toy in front of him. The paw he uses first is probably the one that’s the most dominant. Try it multiple times to see if your cat is ambidextrous. I tried it with Wellington and it appears as though he’s right-pawed, just like me (well, right-handed, anyway).
Let’s see if the Explorer stats match up to the Cat Fancy stats. Which paw does your cat prefer?