Cats Right or Left Handed?Animal Sciences
- Ms. Andrea Brunenkant
"I have three cats, and I wonder a lot about how cats are like people. One thing I found out is that cats can be right or left handed, but cat handedness is different than human handedness. About 75% of cats are handed, and 25% are ambidextrous (Reference 1). This is different than humans, who are 99% handed. Another difference is that cats are only right handed half the time, but humans are 90% right handed. That made me wonder whether my cats were right or left handed and why."