Copy cat! Cute six week old kitten catches her reflection in the mirror and is stunned by her new playmate
- The six week old kitten is startled when she catches her reflection in the mirror
- Brown striped kitten jumps in the air and sniffs behind the mirror to see what it is
- Her fur stands on the edge as she shoots back and forth along the mirror in the bedroom
A cute six week old kitten captures her reflection in the mirror for the first time.
The little brown striped kitten stops in her tracks while she sees herself in the mirror of the wardrobe.
She quickly jumps into the air and sniffs her reflection, while her fur is visibly upright.
Is that me? The frightened six week old kitten freezes and her fur stands upright while she catches her reflection in the mirror of the bedroom
Welcome back! The kitten shoots back and forth along the mirror and seems to want to play with what she thinks is a new friend
A closer look: the beautiful brown striped kitten sniffs her reflection in the mirror to investigate this newly found playmate
Where did you go? The kitten tries to go behind the mirror to meet what she thinks is another cat
Sweet: the kitten looks up at her owner with big blue eyes and delicate fur as she wonders where his playmate has strayed to
The kitten seems to greet what she thinks is her new playmate and even tries to sneak behind the mirror to catch a glimpse.
She uses her leg to claw in the mirror and shoots back and forth along the reflection, trying to get a closer look at her new boyfriend.
What makes the fur on the edge?
The noticeable change in the fur of the kitten after being shocked is due to a process called pilo-detection.
When the cat sees her image in the mirror, her fur changes from a smooth finish to standing on the edge like a fur ball.
The process is due to the fact that the body releases a stress-related hormone cascade.
This causes muscles in the skin to contract at the base of each hair follicle and thus lift the fur upright from the skin.
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