The amount of videos on YouTube of cats doing silly things might make you believe cats are not intelligent animals, but this is far from the truth. Cats are very clever creatures who can solve problems, create bonds and navigate many aspects of complicated lives. Some cat breeds are, generally, more intelligent than others, although it is important to remember how smart non-purebred cats can also be.
You might see a sign of a cat's intelligence as being partly the fact they are wary of strangers. However, this doesn't mean that cats on this list of the most intelligent cat breeds aren't also cuddly, affectionate, acive and gentle. In fact, some intelligent cats are more playful than others, but they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Have a read about the different types of intelligence cats exhibit and what you need to consider when adopting them.

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