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Do You Nibble Your Cat’s Ears? — 15 Comments

  1. i dont nibble on my cats ear. but…..tiger my tabby cat suckles or nibbles on my earlop. Not sure if its a nibble or a suckle. we call him suckles which he responds well too.

  2. I love the crisp feel of cats ears, and the velvet covering is lovely to touch but I can’t say I’ve ever nibbled one, I like the top of the furry head for kissing and the bit between the eyes at the top of the nose is exactly the right size to put another kiss on. What makes me laugh about Jo is if he’s sitting getting a good wash and gets interrupted for kisses he just sits there and lets it happen then gets right back to washing when it’s over with, he knows it’s his duty. Walter has to be in the mood and if he is he puts his furry face nearby for a kiss, if he isn’t in the mood then as Ruth says the lips are definitely at risk of being removed, without anaesthesia.

    • If cats do have one duty it is to let us kiss them, stroke them and love them. It is a way that they can return the favours that we do them. The ears of a cat are nice to touch. They do have a certain texture and delicacy and as you say crispness about them which is quite tactile.

  3. It’s no secret that I have a cat ear fetish.
    Anything goes with me, as long as I’m allowed – touching, kissing, nipping (gently), licking…

  4. I don’t think Jozef would mind his ears nibbled but I prefer to put featherlight kisses on his ears and the top of his head and every paw and his tummy as he rolls over inviting me.
    Nibbling Walter’s ears would be very foolish lol because I like having lips 😉

  5. Michael:)

    I nearly fell on the floor when that vet told me that she nibbled on her cat’s ears. So I had to try it right away! I was very pleased with the sweet taste, and Sir Hubble didn’t protest in the least.

    But I am afraid that since I freely nibble on his ears from time to time, that he has developed a taste “of the ear”, probably learning from me that they are rather yummy- and spends lots of time chewing and sucking on Dr. Hush Puppy’s ears. The problem with this is that he gets them really wet and sticky, and sometimes even folds one of the corners down flat and I get the dubious pleasure of having to put it back in place. Sigh..

    • L O L. Well, to be honest, I am delighted that your veterinarian nibbles on her cat’s ears. That, I think, validifies this slightly unusual habit which only exists between cat lovers and their cats.

  6. I understand the curiosity Michael however I’ve not had a cat who is so easy going with ear touching. I think they are quite sensitive. Anyhow, I do know how when they come inside from a cold day, their ears can feel very icy and I have felt that need to warm them up with my hands too. But mostly it just bothers them it seems. Maybe Lilly doesn’t mind. She’s pretty rough in general.

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    • You are probably a little more sensitive in the way you handle your cat and I might be a little bit too rough on occasions but I am, I believe, gentle with Charlie but it was more a matter of time (getting used to it) really and he knows me so well because I work at home and live with him 24/7. I think these factors allow me to mess around with his ears without him complaining. As I said, he actually likes it now. 😉

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