Sorry if this is a repost...I searched for it online and found conflicting answers. But why do cats like being scratched at their lower back/tail area? Is it a pleasure thing? Any insight is appreciated
Quote, originally posted by kuklaki »
I think that it is also a spot that cats nip/bite during mating.
This would explain why a female cat will stick her butt in the air when you scratch her there; doesn't explain why the males do it, though.
Used to have a cat that couldn't decide whether he liked the butt scratches or not. He'd move to turn around and bite you, then change his mind and so on...
Quote, originally posted by stickshift » Used to have a cat that couldn't decide whether he liked the butt scratches or not. He'd move to turn around and bite you, then change his mind and so on...
My cat does that... she'll like it for a short period then goes ninja cat and grabs your hand with her claws and try to bite you... then lays back down for you to do it again.
yup... i get the same thing... the boy cat will turn around and bite, the girl cat will start licking the air...
but again i think it's cause its a nerve ending and it may just get to be too much for them and they bite.
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Originally Posted by Rabbit5GTI
Behind their ears and on their back around the tail by the butt- both are places where their pheramones (I think that's the word- read 'scent') are released. Notice how a cat will pur with you and always rub their back-end and head against you. Their rubbing their scent all over ya! They own you now!
I think those two places have heightened senstivity and it feeeels gooda!
Don't quote me on this but I'm pretty sure they enjoy it because us rubbing/scratching the area stimulates the scent glands.
That is why your kitty will be extra smoochy in the mornings, well my two are. My legs get smooched to death when they see me first thing in the morning. Then go insane while I prepare breakfast!
Felines, mainly, make it their way of life to keep spreading and renewing their scent around the house and garden. If they smell that another cat has been in the yard or near the backdoor during the evening they will cover the 'bad' scent with their own asap. Territories are owned by felines.
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Dogs are similar, scent glands around the tail area.
Hope this helps
Thanks for the responses... have new excuses for rubbing my ass all over my g/f in the mornings
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