Are cats more likely to be righties or lefties? There’s an actual preference that hinges on gender.
Researchers from Queen’s University in Ireland are the first to discover that female cats tend to favor their right paw, while males show a preference for their left.
The results showed a significant paw preference when it came to each activity — 70 percent of the cats favored a paw when it came to walking down the steps, with slightly less (66 percent) doing so for stepping over objects. In the forced task, 73 percent used a specific paw to reach for food.
Males showed to be left-paw dominant, while females were righties in all of the cases.