The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11879   Message #90416
Posted By: Marion
28-Jun-99 - 02:12 PM
Thread Name: Animals' response to music
Subject: Animals' response to music
The whale article got me thinking - just what do animals think of our music?

My parents' cat is indifferent to the piano and acoustic guitar but looks with horror on the pennywhistle and leaves the room if I take out my fiddle. But someone once told me that when she plays pennywhistle her cat would jump into her lap and try to nuzzle the end of the whistle.

I wonder if there are dogs that respond to particular lullabies, or birds that imitate melodies in their own song?

Survey question: how do the animals in your life react to your music?