allogrooming

Why does my cat lick me?

"Why does a cat lick me?" was a genuine question years ago. But 15 years of the cat internet and…

3 months ago

This Cat Clearly Loves His Ear Being Nibbled

I have presumed that she is nibbling his ear. It looks like that. I do see pleasure on his face.…

2 years ago

Why do cats groom each other?

When cats groom each other it is called 'allogrooming' by scientists. It is essentially a bonding behavior which is what…

2 years ago

I have one cat that likes to chew on my hair while I’m sleeping. Why? Two reasons.

A visitor asks: I have one cat that likes to chew on my hair while I’m sleeping; why? There are…

2 years ago

Domestic cats lick their fur when it is not on them

Domestic cats lick their fur when it is not on them i.e. not a part of their coat, indicating an…

2 years ago

Cats: Love Hate Relationship (short video)

It looks like a love-hate relationship but something else very feline is probably going on. The cat being groomed did…

2 years ago

Why Do Cats like Being Tickled under the Chin?

Allogrooming refers to one cat grooming another. Between adult cats, especially if they have grown up together, mutual grooming is…

3 years ago

When Did You Last See a Domestic Cat with a Greasy Hair Problem?

A domestic cat's saliva does not contain shampoo-like substances. It does not act like a shampoo. It contains bacteria and…

3 years ago

Feline Allogrooming

'Allogrooming' means social grooming between members of the same species. The origin of the word comes from 'allo' which in…

3 years ago

When a Cat Licks Another Cat is this Friendly Behavior?

Apparently, only one study has tried to elucidate what is going on when a cat grooms (licks) another, which as…

4 years ago