If you do not have a cat, this article may surprise you. Yes it’s true, cats are afraid of cucumbers !
There are lots of videos on the internet that show how scared cats are of cucumbers and other fruits and vegetables. They are quite entertaining, but there is a dark downside.
In order for you to understand the serious side of this, we’ll give you a video compilation here so you can see what we’re talking about.
Although these videos are entertaining, it is actually bad for cats’ health to be intimidated by cucumbers.
Cats are afraid of cucumbers
It seems that there is something certain about cucumbers that makes cats think they are unreasonably scary. But why? A cucumber is just a vegetable.
But these videos are going viral on social networks, and it has caught the attention of some researchers.
Biologist Jerry Coyne said, for example, that it is possible that the cat’s first instinct is to assume that the cucumber is a snake, which can be a deadly predator.
Roger Mugford, on the other hand, calls it “the fear of the unknown.” Cucumbers have never been a part of the cat’s life, so when they see one, it’s normal for them to be surprised and scared.
According to him, cats would undergo the same reaction with a banana, a pineapple or an eggplant.
We do not know if these statements are true, but we know that cats are affected by cucumbers, we have seen that in the videos. We recommend that you do not use this vegetable to scare your cat. Why not? Read on and see!
Do not scare your cat
Although the movies that show cats getting scared of cucumbers and other fruits and vegetables are very funny, experts recommend that you do not try to use similar tactics at home with your cat.
This is because it is not good for their health. It can affect their hearts and mean that they no longer feel safe at home.
Placing a cucumber near a cat’s dining area can be traumatic for it, and some cats may even become aggressive.
The area where cats eat is like a safe haven for them where they can feel calm and relaxed.
We should not make them feel stressed, scared or nervous. As we have seen in the video, their reactions are not too pleasant. Do you really want to do this to your cat?
Trying to scare a cat can result in it harming itself as it tries to escape the unpleasantness of panic.
Nowadays, there are thousands of different toys and games you can use to play with your cat. You can enjoy a fun play time without having to scare it.
Other things that cats are irrationally afraid of
Despite cats’ innate curiosity and courage, there are other things they are afraid of:
- Vacuum cleaner. Take it out and get ready to see your cat jump and run and look for a place to hide.
- Teddy bears. These do not scare all cats, but some are not so happy with them!
- Fireworks. This is one of the few things that cats have in common with dogs. Both species are afraid of loud noises, especially thunder and fireworks.
- Fans. When cats see a fan, they often run away. The wind and the fast movement are too much for them.
Remember not to do anything that scares your cat just to have a good laugh. It may be fun for you, but not for your cat.
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