Cats are animals of remarkable intelligence. They relate to us using all of their senses, creating an image of us and keeping us in their long-term memory.
Moreover, they are also routine animals. If something changes, including separation from a family member, they’ll notice it and it may frighten them.
A cat’s brain is comparable in structure to a human brain, which may explain why cats are so good at remembering things like when it’s feeding time, how to unlock a door, or how to interact with you.
Studies have shown that cats’ short-term memory is around sixteen hours, which allows them to recall recent events. Moreover, they use this to remember only essential information that is important for their survival.
Don’t be disappointed if a little kitten doesn’t remember you. This is because of the cat’s short-term memory. As the cat grows and matures, she starts to remember more things and develops a better memory than the younger ones!