Video Shows What Cats Do When Nobody’s Looking

Behavioral ecologist, Maren Huck, and animal behaviorist, Samantha Watson, conducted an experiment that answers the question: What do cats do all day? They attached cameras to 16 domestic cats in England and the footage shows their activities throughout the day when they think nobody’s watching.

“Indoors, Huck said, most cats’ No. 1 activity would almost certainly be sleeping,” writes The Washington Post. “But these cats’ lives were recorded when they were outdoors, and they had a higher priority: Their top activity was ‘resting’ — not sleeping, but not exactly up and at ’em. Another preferred pastime was ‘exploring,’ which Huck said amounts to sniffing at plants or things…”

Watch the video below that shows some of the footage filmed during the experiment.