Play your favorite music on the radio and chances are good your cat won’t appreciate your taste. That’s because cats prefer their own audio stimulation that probably closely resembles birds screaming in terror as the cat snares it out of mid-air.
Psychologists Charles T. Snowdon and Megan Savage teamed up with composer David Teie of the University of Maryland to create music specially designed to appeal to cats. By constructing songs known to appeal to felines, the psychologists were able to test cats’ reaction to the kitty-configured music.
Not surprisingly, the cats responded positively to music geared towards their tastes, which goes to show that cat music could be a whole new field that radio stations are missing.