The History of Our Pets’ Behaviors

BBC Future published this article that sheds light on our pets’ evolutionary history and how that translates into our bff’s behaviors:

In fact, it seems that many of the so-called annoying habits that our pets have are just adaptations to humans.

“[Pet] animals are just like humans actually, we carry out a whole evolutionary history with us,” says Viranyi, who points out that our requirements have been changing so fast, it’s hard for them to keep up. “Moving the animals into this artificial urban environment – we live under circumstances that are different to the ones they evolved in.” Historically, these behaviours were useful, but things have now changed and we’ve decided we don’t want them.

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