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Female cats more likely to be right-handed, study finds

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have found that female cats are much more likely to use their right paw than males.

Dr Louise McDowell, Dr Deborah Wells and Professor Peter Hepper from the School of Psychology at Queen’s, analysed 44 cats for the study and found that while there was no overall population preference like the human preference for right handedness, there was a gender preference.

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