Cats are among the smartest animals on the planet. Some say it is impossible to educate them and yet their brain capacities are immense. They are also among the mammals with the highest IQ.
The brain of cats has a structure unique to the most intelligent mammals, including humans. In fact, the cat’s cerebral cortex (the part of the brain that manages rational decisions and the resolution of complex problems) reaches 300 million neurons according to the study by Psychology Today.
As with all animal species, some cats are even smarter than others. Here are the breeds of cats considered to be the most intelligent according to the Purina brand website.
It is said that their origin dates back to the time of the Pharaohs of Egypt, while others believe that the breed was created in Brittany. Abyssinian cats are known for their curious nature and love to play sleuths. They are independent and enjoy stimulating activities such as puzzle games.
Siamese are known to be very talkative and love to be around people. They are very active cats and they have a certain penchant for silly things, often due to the fact that they need to stay very busy!
Burmese cats are full of energy and are as active as dogs. They love to play games that challenge their intelligence. They also love to be cuddled and seek human contact.
This is a very small cat breed and yet these cats are full of energy. Singapura cats have a very playful and very contemplative temperament. They are extroverts and demand a lot of attention.
They are sportsmen at heart and they love to climb and jump. You can count on them to go on an adventure, both outdoors and indoors. Bengal cats are very social animals, but sometimes they have a tendency to destroy objects in their surroundings.
6. Cornish Rex
This breed of cat has an unusual personality. Cornish Rex cats are very fond of exercise and love to be in the thick of the action. They are not very stressed and ask for a lot of affection.
7. Scottish Fold
They are very affectionate and love to play games that challenge them. Scottish Folds need a lot of attention, and they’ll do anything to get it if their humans neglect them a bit.
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