why does my cat nose bump me
Feline species have greeting repertoires. They rub faces and butt each other with their heads. They also touch noses. It is normal for your cat to want to greet you too, except you tower out of his reach. Think about how you seem to your cat. In her world, creatures as big as you are, are dangerous, but she knows you are not dangerous because of her experience with you. Your very size, at odds with your friendliness, is a challenge to her balance, so she has no instinctive idea what to do about you. She cannot fathom you as you are, so her brain reduces you into Бcat sizedБ proportions. She is able to react to and perceive you as something roughly cat sized (or at least not big enough to want to eat her). She treats you like she would any other member of her cat family group, she butts you with her head, rubs her face on you and touches noses with you. And here is the best thing about catsБeven though you are quite a weirdo to them, they love us anyway. We are the oddest looking cats they have ever seen and they have no idea what to make of us, but they accept us as a part of their family regardless.
My cat (being a cat raised with Southern hospitality) probably thinks every day, БBless her heart. Look at her big and gawky self. She does the best she can. Poor thing. Б And he is always thrilled to see me and never fails to try to touch my nose. Do you love cats? Follow the paw prints over to my Facebook page by clicking.
There are two levels of Nose Boop. There s actual nose to nose, and the lower intensity of a human touching a cat s nose with their finger. However close we get with Nose Boop, it is a sign of high regard. Cat-to-cat, it is a greeting that conveys immense trust. It s like the open hand humans extend to say, I have no weapon. After all, in Cat World, a face coming at you can mean very big trouble. With fangs. I read and hear a lot about hand-shy cats, but I find it equally pertinent to understand face-shy cats. When semi-feral Mithy first came to us, he was quicker to relax into petting than he was to let us so much as kiss his head, and he s still not quite up to nose booping. In many ways, this affection move is the final frontier to cat closeness.
Now that we want MOAR NOSE BOOPS, here s how to We should be specifically petting our cat s head; getting in some delicate ear skritches, one-way chin rubs, and knuckle-y neck messages. Cats love this kind of affection. The more we do it, the more they display, and welcome, trust. Trust is what nose booping is all about. Bring our heads closer when we do this. Once we are at the point where we can pet our cat s head with our nose, we are ready for some frontal approaches. As our face approaches our cat, we lower our voice and make it more sing-song, much like. With a cat s sensitive hearing, we should do no more than whisper when we have our mouth close to our cat s ears. Our motions should be equally soft and slow. Cats use gentle moves and delicate insinuation in their friendly overtures with each other. By using this same etiquette, we are telling them we have good intentions, in their own language. As we move our face closer and closer to our cat, we should leave them plenty of room to leave if they get nervous.
In fact, we should back off when they show less than welcome feedback on the current distance. Try to hold our overture at the point right before they get nervous, and we will then be able to exchange cat kisses and get them used to our face being at this distance. We can then move closer as they get more used to the imminent contact. If we have gotten our face as close as we can, now is the time to see if they will let us reach out, with only one finger (no open, grabby, hands! ) and gently boop them on the nose. It s not that our cats don t love us when they are cautious about this maneuver. They are just cautious about this maneuver. Mithy is one year old and still not quite a fan, while Tristan glories in nose booping from his. My gradual approach, which lets the cat opt out at any point, will eventually result in Mithy accepting nose booping from trusted humans. He s still a baby and reacts before he thinks. He s got a lot of mother-programming to overcome when we adopted him the shelter said his mother still wouldn t let people pet her. While Tristan has several advantages when it comes to his ease with such close contact.
He was fostered by us from the age of three weeks, so he s as socialized as a cat can get. As an Alpha, he has less caution in his makeup than other Cat Types. From the time we got him, we would kiss his little head, and he never had any qualms about doing so. He will put his face right next to ours to exchange affection. Most cats come to love the close contact, and will appreciate us making the effort to display such high regard. But be aware that cats, at all times, bring their own personality into the mix. Like people, cats have varying comfort levels with any close contact, and will thaw more slowly if they are on the reserved side. The more we explore our favorite ways of exchanging affection, the more we both will get. Discover more about. Got here from a Link or Search? than the article you are reading now. See all of my posts. Thanks for stopping by!. To get my monthly eNewsletter, to get my FREE eBook, Ten Cat Tricks (Every Human Should Know. ) IMPATIENT? I understand. Check out my for my Kindle books.
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