Scoop: The Ambidextrous Cat

Written by: Adri Sandoval
Adri Sandoval is the Special Projects Manager for iHeartDogs and iHeartCats. Her work has deepened her love for animals, fostering a strong passion for rescue and animal advocacy.Read more
| Published on September 15, 2015

Ambidextrous is an ability where one can use the right and left hand equally. For us humans, it is really rare to meet an ambidextrous person just like other animals such as cats. Cats can have a dominant paw and since most cats play with both hands, it takes a thorough observation in determining whether the kitty is ambidextrous or not.

Scoop, the kitty in this video, obviously is an ambidextrous. Her human has even proved it by capturing Scoop in scooping her own food. She uses her right paw first and then scoops her food again with her left. Isn’t it amazing that she can alternate her paws equally with ease? Lucky human! 😀

Share this to your cat-lover friends who might also want to share some special abilities of their own feline! 😀