CHEATING wives are more likely to own a cat than any other pet, a survey found.
More than one in five had a had a moggie.
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Tropical fish were the next most favoured, by 19 per cent of female love rats, with hamsters third at 17 per cent.
Dogs were owned by just 12 per cent of cheats.
Camilla, 42, from Kent, who admits cheating on her husband, said: “I’ve always owned cats.
“They are independent and easy to take care of. Does that leave more time for an affair? I suppose it does.
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“Having a lover gives me the adrenaline buzz I need to feel alive.
“I guess me and my cat have that in common — a life outside of the house that nobody knows about.”
The Sun previously told how women infected with a parasite commonly caught from moggies are seen as better looking.
Experts think Toxoplasma gondii affects hormones to make hosts have more sex, increasing the bug’s chances of being passed on.
Jessica Leoni, of married dating site IllicitEncounters, which carried out the survey, said: “A whopping 22 per cent of the 1,400 unfaithful women said they owned a cat.
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“And if you think something fishy is going on when your wife’s out, the second most unfaithful own fish.
“And dogs really are man’s best friend, as cat owners are nearly twice as likely to stray.”