Why Are Kittens So Cute?

Posted by Nicola Cilliers on

When trying to find the answer to this question, I came across a great article on indepdendent.ie about what makes kittens so cute and why they're made this way! Read on...

This combination of 10 "cute" factors has been shown by scientists to have a profound effect on human brains, causing the release of the feel-good neurotransmitters, dopamine and oxytocin. These are the same chemicals that are released in the brain when we fall in love. The "cute" effect is so deeply ingrained in human consciousness that even pre-school children rate kittens as more adorable than their adult counterparts.

why are kittens so cute?


There's just one problem with the charming power that kittens have over humans: they can entice us into taking them into our homes when we are not properly prepared for their long term future.

You see, the one catch with kittens is that they don't stay kittens forever. Inevitably, they grow up into adult cats. When you get a kitten, you need to remind yourself of this fact.

Read this article from independent.ie here to find out about the 10 cute factors!