I hope I didn’t waste a great movie title on a little 3-minute video.
Again we see this: cats just don’t get mirrors. Neither do parakeets or lizards, so cats shouldn’t be overly ashamed. Some of them do take their reflections much too seriously, though.
Here’s one thing I’ve never seen: a cat, a parakeet, or a chameleon trying to make friends with his reflection. Somehow seeing it just doesn’t generate a friendly feeling.
CORRECTION: I’m told a lot of parakeets enjoy seeing their reflections and it’s often a good idea to put a little mirror in the birdcage. Live and learn.