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Maternal Instinct Or What: This Adorable Cat Takes Care Of Baby Chicks Like They’re Her Own

Maternal Instinct Or What: This Adorable Cat Takes Care Of Baby Chicks Like They’re Her Own

“Cats and chickens friends? Never!” Now, we’re not here to argue how cats and chicks are meant to be BFFs, but these two adorable animals can be taught to tolerate each other.

Cats have a reputation for being detached, reserved, and standoffish, but these fluffy cuddle bundles are probably the most affectionate and appreciative animals out there.

Chicks, on the other hand, have a different reputation considering they’re pretty much known to eat, sleep, and repeat for most of the day.

How do these two combine, then? Cats are carnivores and hunters, and they’re drawn to critters and crawling creatures because they’re obsessed with chasing after them, playing with them, catching them, and eating them (as much as that might be uncomfortable for us humans to understand).

Chickens are too much for cats to bother with because they’re grown and they’re known to become aggressive when threatened. Chicks, on the other hand, are an easy target.

Cats aren’t above the thought of hunting down a chick or two which happens to be the reason why most countrymen suggest you shouldn’t leave cats and chicks unattended.

Cats might be adorable and affectionate when they’re sunbathing, napping on the floor, or snuggling with you. At the same time, though, cats can turn to bloodthirsty predators when they’re triggered by chirping chicks.

Actually, that’s what happened when… We’re kidding, we’re actually bringing you a heartwarming narrative of a fluffy, four-legged friend putting the hunting prowess aside and adopting a gaggle of chirping chicks.

When a Youtube account (@ignoramusky) uploaded a video featuring a ginger cat comforting a gaggle of chicks, the world didn’t know how to react. We’re pretty sure that the video amassed over 1,5 million views within a week and the ginger cat secure a bunch of fans and followers across the world.

(Credit: @ignoramusky)

When you watch the video, you’re greeted by a scene pulling on your heartstrings. An orange tabby appears to be napping in a box, cradling and comforting a gaggle of chirping chicks, and lovingly staring at the camera.

And, she appears to be appreciative of the company because she doesn’t seem annoyed, aggressive, or provoked whatsoever. Actually, she seems to be amused by the chicks swirling around her belly, offering her cuddles and belly rubs.

According to the Youtube account that posted the video, that wasn’t the first (or the only) time that the cat was caught babysitting the chicks. She’d been helping the hen take care of the chicks from the get-go and she’d been pleased with the attention the chicks were giving her.

She didn’t need to beg the hen twice, that’s for sure; the hen was happy to hand them over whenever she was exhausted from running after them and keeping them safe.

She created an extended ginger family (coincidentally, that’s the name of the Youtube video!) and she appreciated every moment spent with the chicks from the beginning.

Now, we don’t know where the video was taken, when the video was taken, or what the background of the video could be. But, we do know that it attests to the fact that orange cats are some of the most affectionate and appreciative cats out there.

Before you argue something along the lines of “my black-and-white, tuxedo cat’s more affectionate,” know that these claims are backed by science (kind of).

Surveys and researches galore suggest that orange cats are friendlier than other cats. Researchers have tried to explain the phenomena by arguing that the color of the cat seems to be linked to the gender of the cat. Orange cats, according to researchers, are more likely to be male than female.

Of course, male cats are more likely to be friendly than female cats.

Oh and, even when you’re drawn to argue with the fact that orange cats are superior (we mean friendlier) than other cats, remember that the stereotype appeared because orange cats were out there making the world a better place with random acts of kindness.

We don’t know whether the orange cat cradling the chirping chicks happens to be male or female, but we do know that she made our days better by babysitting the rebellious rascals rather than catching them and munching on them. We’re rooting for you, ginger kitty, and we’re wishing you all the best!

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Maternal Instinct Or What: This Adorable Cat Takes Care Of Baby Chicks Like They're Her Own