Self-Recognition in Cats?

Do cats have self recognition? This video suggests they might not, at least in terms of passing the mirror recognition task. But, well, this isn't really the mirror recognition task. And the mirror recognition task may not be the best way to test self recognition in cats.

But in any case, it's a pretty hilarious video of an (evil) cat.

(via @ferrisjabr)

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How old is this kitten? I once had a kitten who was only a few days old hiss at me. Obviously they can recognize evil even at a very young age.

By W P Gardner (not verified) on 24 Jun 2010 #permalink

One of my cats, Teddie, a tortoiseshell, used to attack her reflection like that. At some point, she figured out that the cat in the mirror was not a threat, and the mirror never bothered her again. Too funny.