Why does my cat headbutt me?

3 09 2011

Cats often rub there cheeks, chins and bodies on furniture located in there territory. They don’t do this because they enjoy the feeling but because their scent glands are located in there mouth, forehead, lips and chin. When your cat rubs itself on a piece of furniture or an item it’s leaving its scent on the item. Whenever they smell the item again they will recognize it as there own, they will now know that no other cat has passed the area and can feel safe this is also used to warn other cats that this is their territory and to stay out. Although this still doesn’t explain why your cat might be rubbing itself on you, below I have listed several reasons as too why your cat might be headbutting you.

  • Your cat is head butting you to communicate.
  • Your cat is leaving his scent on you.
  • Your cat wants to be pet!

Cats communicate with us in several ways these can include facial expressions and especially body language. When your cat is constantly rubbing itself against you it’s asking for your attention. If your cat is happy and affectionate their is a higher chance of it headbutting and greeting you. Although some cats have different ways to communicate with there owner and every cat has its own personality so don’t worry if your cat isn’t constantly rubbing against you.

Lastly your cat might be rubbing itself against you in attempt to claim you as its “property” you should feel honored that your cat likes you enough to invite you into their personal club.

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