stroke a cat ，Do cats really like being swayed by us?
Cats like to be touched, which is an extension of cat nature,
But they don’t like to be touched anytime and anywhere;
Sometimes, the human hand may be taken as an attack signal by the cat, so the cat will dodge or run away.
Although I said: it’s cat’s nature to be caressed,
But we have hardly seen a cat touch another cat like a human.
So where does the nature of being touched come from?
Actually, it comes from cats
There’s this kind of grooming of other individuals of the same species,
For example, it is more common in non-human primates.
Allogeneic grooming is a social behavior of animals,
It is also indispensable in the parent-child behavior of animals.
Cats generally live alone, but they are still social,
Rub each other’s hair and groom each other with a comb like tongue,
These are the embodiment of friendly social behavior between cats.
And when the kittens are very young,
I don’t have the ability to clean myself up,
The grooming is done by the cat mother,
Grooming can remove the dirty things on the surface of animals, part of parasites and the excreta of parasites, as well as oil and so on.
The cat’s willingness to accept human touch comes mainly from the body memory of being groomed by the cat’s mother when she was young. Human palms are like the gentle tongue of the cat’s mother, smoothing their hair over and over again.
But cats don’t like to be touched anytime and anywhere,
Even the cat mother may lick the kitten and even attack the cat mother. Of course, the attack of the little kitten does not matter to the cat mother. The cat mother may be indifferent to the attack of the kitten and may show resistance. This is also the process of the kitten learning how to deal with other individuals and socialization.
If your cat is particularly reluctant to be touched,
They even scratch and bite;
If you want to improve, then the first thing to consider is pathological factors, such as damage to the cat’s body surface, or inflammation in the body, leading to chronic or acute pain, so that the cat is in a high state of tension, and then very resistant to contact; after excluding the pathological factors, then consider behavioral problems.