It's biology. And evolution. Many species use the same tricks - large eyes relative to head size, general helplessness - to trigger parental instincts in their own parents.
The species we've been mostly successful in domesticating are probably the ones where our parental triggers align with their young's characteristics, and at the same time where they can continue to behave as kits/pups to humans as the parental surrogates.
Post by raspberrybullets on Jun 19, 2018 1:14:56 GMT
Baby kittens and puppies are also kinda ugly when they are very first popped out of the mother. But they become fuzzy, wuzzy cute as cute can be pretty quickly. Takes a lot longer for a human baby to get over that stage I think.
I watched a doco about cats a few years back, and apparently they have pitched their meow to be the same as a human baby to make us extra attentive to them.
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