Yawning Is Contagious, Even In Kittens!

| Published on June 23, 2015

I’m sure you all know that yawning is contagious. But why is yawning contagious? Studies suggest that yawning when others yawn is a sign of empathy and a form of social bonding. Studies also say that contagious yawning is a phenomenon that only occurs in humans and chimpanzees as a response to hearing, seeing, or even thinking about yawning.

But the video below says otherwise. If studies say that only humans, chimpanzees, and possibly dogs can do it, then why are these cute kittens yawning after each other? Is it because it’s bedtime for these cute babies?

Watch the video below and tell us what you think!

See?! Yawning IS contagious even in kittens! Maybe it’s a sign of social bonding for them as well. Or maybe they’re all just very sleepy.

Nevertheless, these kittens are adorable. And after watching them, they made me yawn too!

Have you ever tried a “yawning experiment” with your kitties at home? Tell us what happened!