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Cats can have musical tastes, vet says

Friday, 9th March 2012

Just like humans, cats can have musical preferences and may like one style while disliking another, a vet has said.

Dr Pete Wedderburn, writing for the Daily Telegraph, was contacted by a reader who plays the piano at home.

They said that their cat, Milly, will jump on their lap when they sit down to play and asked if the cat wants attention or if she just does not like the sound of the piano.

The vet said: "Cats can have musical taste just like humans. I know a classical concert pianist who practises at home. One of her cats comes in and sits beside her when she is playing Beethoven, but flees whenever she plays other composers."

He suggested that the reader tries playing different composers to see if Milly is sending a message about what tunes she prefers to hear.

Cats Protection suggests that soothing music can help to relax cats during bonfire night.