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Behavioral ecologists at the University of Derby in the United Kingdom placed small cameras on 16 cats and followed them for up to 4 years as they prowled their neighborhoods offering new insights into a cat's time budget.

They found cats scanned their surroundings, sometimes for a half-hour or more on end. And even though cats are highly territorial, they didn’t always fight with other cats they encountered. Often, they just sat a couple of meters away from each other for up to a half an hour, possibly sizing each other up. Sometimes they would engage in a greeting, briefly touching noses. When they were in their homes, the cats spent a lot of time following their humans around and liked to be in the same room.
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