- Aug 2, 2020
I hate to be that guy but...
"Cats are genetically hard-wired through instinct to avoid snakes," Con Slobodchikoff, animal behaviorist and author of "Chasing Doctor Dolittle: Learning the Language of Animals," said. "Cucumbers look enough like a snake to have the cat's instinctive fear of snakes kick in."
"Anytime you scare an animal, you risk inflicting psychological damage, so that the animal will be afraid not only of cucumbers,” Slobchikoff said, “but also the surroundings in which the cucumber was presented to the animal.”
Viral videos show cats scared out of their wits at the sight of cucumbers.
Lets not turns this into a debate. Just don't do this to your cat period.