To prove it, the researchers carried out several tests with cats. First, they isolated them all for 2.5 hours. Then they place each cat in a room filled with objects from 4 different categories – food, toys, perfume (for example, catnip) and human interaction (such as petting or playing). The cats were free to go in the direction they wanted.
At this point, we thought that the cats could not resist the temptation and would go for catnip, or at least food. But the more we read, the more we were surprised. Social interaction with humans has proven to be the most preferred category for the majority of cats.