5 Cognitive Tests To Know How Smart Is Your Kitty

2. Test your cat’s sense of object permanence


Hide a favorite toy as a test. Show your cat one of his or her favorite toys (such as a catnip-filled “mouse”). Place the toy behind a piece of furniture where it will be easy to reach.

Keep an eye on his actions. Is he going to:

(a) get the toy right away.

(b) stay put.

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