London, April 29 (ANI): Cats, dogs, parrots and even fish are right or left-handed, according to new Canadian research.
According to a report in the New Scientist, Queen's University psychologists played with 42 pet cats for several weeks to come up with their conclusion.
"Male and female cats differ in their behavioural patterns, for example hunting styles and parental care, and it is possible that these place different demands on motor functioning," the Telegraph quoted The researchers, as saying.
It was seen that female cats were more likely to be "right-handed" while toms favoured their left paw.
Dogs have the same preferences.
Parrots also have a dominant foot to pick up food and other objects with while toads are usually right-handed.
The researchers also point out that fish tend to veer to one side more consistently to the other when they are dodging predators. (ANI)