Everyone loves cats, but not everyone knows that fluffy animals have a very complicated relationship with such a familiar vegetable as a cucumber. The fact is that many cats are so afraid of cucumbers that they are ready to run away or at least jump quickly from the insidious vegetable that is nearby. Why is it so? What can be so in the ordinary gift of the earth?
If someone has a cat at home and his nervous system is not very sorry, then you can check for yourself whether his pet is afraid of cucumbers. However, there is one small "but". It is necessary not only to take and show the vegetable to the cat, but it is desirable to put it in such a way that the collision with the "green sausage" would be a complete surprise for the cat. In this case, with a high degree of probability, the cat will jump away from the cucumber, try to hit it with a paw, or arch its back and start walking around. However, some cats are generally not afraid of cucumbers and do not react to them in any way. Some individuals even eat cucumbers, especially when they see that one of them is already "sharpening" the owner.
It is worth immediately justifying the "jokers" and notice: stress and fear are absolutely normal reactions of a living organism. Nothing will happen to the cat from once, because the animal's instincts and defense mechanisms are only triggered. Of course, it is categorically not worth it to systematically treat the cat regularly, putting a cucumber on it. By the way, cats are afraid not only of cucumbers, but also of bananas … So why is this happening?
Alas, asking a cat what exactly causes such a reaction in him will not work. Cats are too proud creatures to talk to such primitive organisms as humans. Therefore, we can only build theories. Zoologists are sure that the main thing in the described "incident" is not so much that the cat collides with a cucumber or banana, but that a fruit or vegetable is unexpectedly next to them, when they do not see it. The fact is that cats have a good memory and a good sense of smell.
If the cat does not notice the approach of the insidious "gift of the earth", then the animal makes the only correct (from the standpoint of instincts) conclusion - this is a snake. Most snakes are deadly, especially for small animals. Including cats. Therefore, the fluffy man's roommate is frightened. Fighting snakes is not at all part of his qualifications, which means it is better to leave in a timely manner or at least show increased vigilance.
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