When do cats play fetch? When they feel like it 

A survey of cat owners revealed details about feline fetching behavior 

A close-up image of a brown and tan striped tabby kitten lying on white fabric while holding a rainbow cat toy in its mouth.

Yes, cats can play fetch. But they’re typically the ones that decide when to start and when to stop, a new survey of cat owners suggests.

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In news that probably won’t surprise cat owners, cats that play fetch do it on their own terms.

Fetching felines tend to dictate when a fetching session begins and when it ends, a survey of over 900 cat owners suggests.