Last Updated on August 16, 2022 by Pets Feed
If everything is fairly obvious with dogs, then not everyone can understand a cat. How do you know if your cat likes you or not? What does it mean if a cat lays on me? Why is he licking me? Pets Feed shares with you the main signs of feline love and affection.
Sometimes it seems like these purrs don’t really need a person – they’re so independent and mysterious. Yes, cats are indeed very self-sufficient, but that doesn’t mean you can’t befriend them. On the contrary, if a cat likes you, then you are guaranteed a tail that will follow you with an “antenna”.
To understand a cat, you must understand the language of the cat. To do this, you do not need to practice meowing, you just need to carefully observe your pet and note its reaction to various sounds, situations and actions.
For example, slow blinking. If you see that the cat, looking at you, slowly closes and opens its eyes, this is called a “cat kiss”. This means that the cat completely trusts you and is sincerely attached to you. You can even respond to him in kind – while looking at the animal, slowly close and open your eyes and watch the animal’s reaction.
Why do cats rub against legs, walls, and furniture?
Surely you have noticed that cats often rub their muzzle and back against walls, doors, furniture and the owner, but do you know why they do this?
Yes, it can be a manifestation of love and trust, but sometimes cats mark their favorite things like this – there are special glands at the base of the tail and on the face of the animal that produce pheromones. After rubbing against the owner’s legs or an object, the animal leaves a kind of message with information about itself. Thus, the cat informs other possible rivals that this is its territory.
Pheromones have a very positive effect on cats. Having marked the territory, he feels safe and can relax. If the cat has found someone else’s mark, then it can “read the message” and kill it with its pheromones.
Why do cats lick people’s hands?
Cats spend about half their lives washing and licking their fur. And kittens and young cats wash their congeners with pleasure. Often, cats lick owners’ clothing, hair, and skin.
Experts believe that cats express their affection and love in this way – the same way mother cats do when they lick their kittens.
It should be noted that the rough feline tongue can leave small scratches on the delicate skin – it is a kind of marking territory and warning other cats of their presence.
Why do cats follow their owners to the toilet?
Sometimes the behavior of cats defies explanation – either they sleep in boxes, or like madmen rush into the apartment for no reason or “meow” at the sight of birds and squirrels. But there is another curious feature inherent in tailed hunters – many cats follow their owners to the toilet.
If everything is clear with the kitchen and the bedroom – the cats know that they are fed in the kitchen, and in the bedroom, you can sleep sweetly in an embrace with a warm two-legged giant, then questions arise about the bathroom.
There is a theory that in some bathrooms there is a cat tray, and often a person goes to the toilet just when the cat is “impatient”. There is also the option for the bathroom to be warmer than the rest of the rooms. You may have seen pictures of cats that like to lay in sinks – the bathroom is usually warm and the sink curves comfortably under the animal’s body. Many more cats like to play with a trickle of tap water, and any human heading to the bathroom is seen as the key to fun.
Why do cats like to lie on clothes?
Owners of cats and cats have noticed that it is enough to take off a sweater or remove freshly washed and dried laundry from the dryer, because a pet is there and now it is already comfortably settled on clothes or a pile of laundry.
Experts believe the reason for this is the warmth that cats love so much. Agree, a warm sweater is nicer than a cold laminate, and if it also smells like a beloved owner, then what could be better? Cats like to climb into closets and sit on linen there – this is due to the fact that cats like dark secluded places, and even more so, a wonderful view opens from the closet shelf.
Why do cats like to sniff human armpits so much?
Cats often sniff their armpits and after a while they “drill” them with their muzzle, trying to bury their whole head there. To many, this behavior seems strange – why are they doing this?
The feline world is built on the sense of smell, and under the armpits there are glands that secrete an odor so subtle that you don’t even hear it, but cats are attracted to it as much as a warm place where you have slept, or a shirt in which we spent all day.
In cats, taste is strongly associated with smell, and therefore cats are attracted to salt, which is part of the sweat that is released even on clean skin.
A cat’s sense of smell is 14 times sharper than a human’s and is attracted to pheromones produced by the human body. No matter how clean we are, the cat’s super sensitive nose still picks up our scent. This is why cats love to sniff our armpits, which contain sweat glands.
12 signs your cat loves you
1. The cat misses you and meets you when you come home
When you come home from work, the cat meets you, rolls on the ground, meows, purrs and does not leave you for a minute. He misses you a lot and doesn’t want to let you go anywhere.
2. He follows you everywhere and wants to be with you.
It merges under your feet, relentlessly follows you with its “tail” and climbs on your lap if you sit down – your pet demands your attention, affection and love, wants to be with you.
3. He likes to cuddle
A completely understandable gesture – the cat likes to hug you or when you hug him and tries to take every opportunity.
4. He looks at you with love
Do you remember the “cat kiss”? If the cat looks at you through half-closed eyes and then blinks slowly, this is a sign of unconditional love.
5. He talks to you
Cats communicate with each other without sounds and only purr with one person.
6. The cat likes your clothes
Even if the cat is sleeping on his sofa or armchair, if you put your sweater or your pants on the bed, he will instantly spread out on your clothes. It can be boring, but for most people it’s just nice. The cat lies down on your things because he likes your smell – where you are, he feels safe.
7. The cat wants to sleep in your bed
This does not always happen because the cat does not want to be alone – it happens that even if there are two or more cats in the house, one of them is eager to lie down in your bed. It means he wants to be with you.
8. The cat brings gifts
Some cats bring a captured bird or mouse, and some are particularly original. The very fact that a cat brings you a gift indicates true love.
9. The cat licks you
This means that he sees you as one of “his own”, and not because you seem dirty to him and urgently need to be washed.
10. And then bites
It comes from an overabundance of feelings.
11. Jealous of a computer or smartphone
However, many cats are jealous of their owners towards the computer and other people and animals. And in general, everything you pay attention to in its place.
12. The cat likes to lie on top of you.
This means he feels warm and safe, and he also knows for sure that everything is okay with you.
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