Does Yor Cat Look At Itsself In The Mirror?

@sunkissed (4332)
United States
October 18, 2008 12:21pm CST
My cat likes to look at hissself in the mirror. He will lay on my bed and just look at hisself for the longest time. i do not know if he knows it is him and thinks he looks handsome, or if he thinks it is another cat. Does your cat look in the mirror?
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• United States
19 Oct 08
My car does this everytime he sees himself. He stares and then hunches down walking slowly toward the mirror and then pounces at the mirror knocking himself on the floor. This makes me laugh because then he tears off down the hall way and then comes back to do the same thing. He will even run around in circles of the mirror trying to find the other cat that looks like him. He eventually stops after he gets tired but he will do this for a while. But everytime he is in the room with the mirror, he does this. I guess he's hoping to find the other cat! LOL
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@sunkissed (4332)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Well it sounds like your cat really does think their is another cat in that mirror, he wants to get it..That is very funny.
• United States
23 Oct 08
My cat definitely enjoys looking at herself every chance she gets. She can't go in the bedroom where the mirror is because that is where we keep our hamster cage but our oven is reflective. everytime i go in the kitchen she follows me and looks at herself in the oven door. she'll stand there for at least 5 minutes just watching herself. it is so adorable.
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@sunkissed (4332)
• United States
7 Nov 08
I too think it is adorable when the cats look at themselves in a mirror or any other place that they can see their reflection.
@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
20 Oct 08
Hi there sunkissed. I think i can answer this from the point of view of quite a few cats :) My first cat Speedy as well as my second one that i had Sony both ignored mirrors. The 4 cats of my girlfriend's parents also ignore mirrors. However one of the 4 cats, the only female, just learned to watch TV - she started watching the TV show Planet's Funniest Animals - go figure
@sunkissed (4332)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Hi elitess,That is amazing that your cats ignored the mirrors.My cat too likes to watch funniest home videos when the animals are on there.
@malawika (30)
• Poland
19 Oct 08
My cats have always been interested in a mirror, at the very beginning they have always attacked their reflection, later they already passed by completely indifferently.
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@sunkissed (4332)
• United States
7 Nov 08
well it sounds like your cats have finally figured out that that reflection is actually them.
@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
18 Oct 08
We hold our cats up to the mirror to see the kitty in the mirror. They just look though they have never attacked the kitty in the mirror like you see some cats do on shows like Americas Funniest videos.
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@sunkissed (4332)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Oh cute, I really wonder what they really are thinking.
• Canada
18 Oct 08
my cat does all the time. we have a full length mirror in our bedroom. The cat is constantly staring at herself in the mirror. At first, I think she thought it was another cat. She would look in the mirror, get a crazy look in her eye and then run out in the hall to the other side of the wall where the mirror is. it looked like she was trying to find this other cat. it was so funny to watch. now, she just stares in the mirror. I'm not sure if she's figured it out that it's her or that she thinks this other cat is trapped in the wall.
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@sunkissed (4332)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Well that sure is funny. They are so entertaining. I too thought my cat thought their was another cat in that mirror,but now I really do not know if he knows it is him or not.Your cat sounds very funny to watch too.
@Jezebella (1446)
• United States
7 Nov 08
my cat does look at itself in the mirror from time to time. Other times she just doesn't care. I think she has gotten used to the closet door mirrors because she lays in front of the all the time. That is her favorite place to sleep on the floor in front of it.