Videos of Cats getting scared by cucumbers are getting so much attention and it is taking the internet by storm, cat owners try it and experimenting this phenomenon without forgetting to make videos and pictures and sharing them on their social media accounts and platforms. But the question here is, do cat really get scared from cucumbers? Or is it something about the vegetable itself that the cat hates? Experts have mentioned in so many different articles and interviews that scaring or freighting you cat with cucumbers might seem harmless but in the reality it is actually very bad for them. So keep this in mind before you go ahead and try to pull a prank like this on your pet for a great laughter.
Judging from all the wild spread YouTube and Instagram videos about cats and their endless fight with cucumbers. Cats definitely have an unexplainable reason for being so terrified from this vegetable. Once the kitten discovers a nearby cucumber, it jumps in the air moving so swiftly and preparing for a fight with the green vegetable right away as if his life depends on. But why?
Well, according to IFL Science suggests this odd behavior of the cat might not be due to the fear from cucumbers specifically, but it’s the fact that the cat is clueless of cucumbers being so near to him, and he might be shocked by the proximity of the object which can be a reason why your cat had this frightened and unexpected reaction in the first place.so maybe be that cats are always afraid of anything that is capable of sneaking up on them soundlessly like that.
Other experts such the certified animal behaviorist, Jill Goldman, once reveal on National Geographic that cats act in such a strange and unpredictable behavior because of the allusion of a snake that cucumbers can give. Since the cat’s first instinct is so sharp and undeniable, he immediately adopts a defensive attitude thinking that his life is in a great danger. Goldman adds in his National Geographic interview that «If you cause stress to an animal that’s probably not a good thing, and if you do it for laughs it makes me question your humanity » this shows how selfish can human beings het for the sake of good laughter.
Animal behavior specialist Dr Roger Mugford also announced to Metro I «think that the reaction is due to the novelty and unexpectedness of finding an unusual object secretly placed while their heads were down in the food bowl. »
Of course, we can’t deny that watching those cat videos or even trying it with your cat if you happen to have one, is so much fun and very entertaining but keep in mind that it is potentially causing a very harmful effects on their mental and physical health, making them believe that a deadly predator is nearby is not a good way of bonding and strengthening the relationship, so be considerate and don’t scare the poor cat.