Categories: licking

Domestic cats love to lick ice

Domestic cats lick ice and clearly like it.


Poor cat dies when he realizes that ice melts to form … WATER! from r/WatchPeopleDieInside

The title to the Reddit video is a reference to the cat getting his paw wet when he inadvertently puts it in the water. He does not like it. He does not die exactly.

My title is not strictly accurate as not all cats like to lick ice but these cats certainly do.

On Reddit, the video has got 34,000 comments! Why? Mind you most of the comments are wisecracks and conversations about stuff unconnected with the video. That’s the way it is on Reddit. It is interesting though.

The video implies that cats like licking ice. Perhaps the person who set this up – and it was very much set up – flavoured the ice. I would not be surprised to learn that they added flavouring. If not it begs the question as to why cats like to lick ice. It might simply be because they are thirsty and it is hot. That’s the obvious reason.

Licking very cold foods and liquids can cause cat brain freeze, which I believe is a cat’s reaction to the sensation of very cold objects going down the gullet. Humans know what it feels like. It is painful.

Note: videos on this site are typically made by people other than me and held on YouTube servers or the servers of other businesses (not the server storing this website). Sometimes the videos are deleted at source which stops them working on this site. It that has happened I apologise but I have no control over it.

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Hi, I am 70-years-of-age at 2019. For 14 years before I retired at 57, I worked as a solicitor in general law specialising in family law. Before that I worked in a number of different jobs including professional photography. I have a longstanding girlfriend, Michelle. We like to walk in Richmond Park which is near my home because I love nature and the landscape (as well as cats and all animals).

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