We all know about Candy Crush — the color matching game that took the world by storm early last year. But did you know that those bright colors and attention grabbing tunes are alluring to more than just people? That’s right — our feline friends seem to be pretty taken with this confectionery craze as well.
And while there are a number of apps out there that are specifically designed for cats, Candy Crush seems to be finding new cat players by the day. Just see for yourself!
What do you think? It looks like the cats are having a blast, but would you let your feline friend play on your iPad? Do you think games like this are just plain fun, or could they be messing with our cats’ development?
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One study suggests that video games that offer no tactile reward, could be leading our cats down a spiral of reward-seeking behavior, thinking they are going to eventually catch one of the candies, but never getting one. The same rule applies to using a laser pointer, since it offers visual stimulation, but no sense of accomplishment for “catching” the red dot. It is a game they can never truly win, by their standards, and therefore can become a dangerous combination of infatuating and infuriating.
On the other hand, these cats seem to be having a good time. Tell us what you think in the comments below!