February 21, 2020

The surprising reason cats are drawn to keyboards

The surprising reason cats are drawn to keyboards
Dr. Chris Brown

Cats seem to be magnetically drawn to keyboards. But have you ever wondered what the attraction is? In this Drool investigation it turns out the answer makes a lot more sense than their keyboard musings...

Fascinatingly, the keyboard walk is about more than just grabbing your attention. Sure the ever present threat of a full hard drive deletion works every time, but there is actually more to it. While the warmth coming from your device is another drawcard, the most captivating part of the keyboard is actually the smell. You see with every tap, you leave a tiny trace of your own scent (through your sweat) on the keyboard.

The cumulative effect of hundreds of emails is a cocktail of your scent that their nose can’t say no to. And for cats (and dogs) scent is everything. And here, Rory can’t help but put her scent (from her cheek scent glands) into the mix; casually weighing into that need for work/life balance 😉

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