By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

This Guy Hacked A Feeding Machine To Make His Cat’s Mealtimes FUN.

Monkey the cat is far from ordinary -- in fact, he just might be a feline genius.

Why? Well, his sleuthing powers are pretty extraordinary. Here's how his human explained the discovery of Monkey's capabilities on his website:

This all started after I read an explanation of why cats go about repeatedly exploring the same areas: it’s partly to establish and survey their territory, but they’re also practicing ‘mobile’ hunting: moving about, being curious, and poking their noses around in the hopes of upsetting potential prey and finding a meal. So what if my cat, while out on patrol, actually found its prey? Surely this would bring him one step closer towards a more fulfilled and self-actualized indoor kitty existence.

Instead of live prey (which could get a little bit too real, too quickly), his owner hides small balls around the house for Monkey to find. When he does, he collects them and puts them in an automated feeder that's triggered on a sensor. In a sense, Monkey actually does hunt for his food. It's fascinating to watch, and you've got to check out the video below.

Source: Benjamin Millam