A cat causes a sensation on TikTok by “imitating” its adoptive who wears her hair (video)

It’s not just children who like to copy everything their parents do, some cats do too!

Scout is a former shelter cat. Susan, his mother, adopted him when he was still a kitten. The feline is so close to her that he sometimes tries to imitate her. Susan managed to immortalize one of those moments, where he copies her while she brushes her hair. The video has gone viral!

Illustration of the article: A cat causes a sensation on TikTok by “imitating” its adoptive who wears her hair (video)

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After observing her carefully, Scout imitates her mother

On the video you can see Susan brushing her hair in her bathroom. Scout, he is sitting on the edge of the sink. His eyes fixed on her, he observes her very attentively. Suddenly, he rears up on his hind legs, and raises his front legs. After a few failed attempts, he manages to pass his pads along his ears, as if to comb his hair. His imitation is hilarious! There she is :

Scout might want to feel closer to her owner

The video of Scout made a hit on TikTok, where it had over 7.7 million views and 2.8 million likes. Members of the social network wrote many comments. One of them evokes the phenomenon of mirroring, to explain the behavior of the feline: “This is called mirroring pets. They imitate your actions when they want to feel closer to you”.

Illustration of the article: A cat causes a sensation on TikTok by “imitating” its adoptive who wears her hair (video)

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Few animals are capable of mimicry

Very few animals are able to perform the mimic cat trick, as reported by the DailyMail. This consists of teaching an animal to imitate you, rewarding it as soon as it does so. Dogs know how to do it and it would seem that dolphins and killer whales also have imitation skills. When it comes to cats, it wasn’t until 2020 that science reported the case of a cat that could imitate “on command.”

Illustration of the article: A cat causes a sensation on TikTok by “imitating” its adoptive who wears her hair (video)

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But if some animals can learn to copy gestures, Scout, he does it naturally. And no need for treats to motivate him! He just wants to be like mom.

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