Categories: Cheetah

Ear massage your cheetah

Have you tried this one? The lady in the video calls it ear massaging. It seems she’s rubbing the area just below the ear and above the eyes on both sides. The cheetah purrs contentedly. In case you wondered whether cheetahs purr or not, this clarifies the situation. I’ve never tried this form of cat petting. My cat loves me to massage the back of his head. Because this cat likes an ear massage it does not mean that all cats like it equally. Maybe it is a cheetah characteristic but I doubt it.

I have to provide a warning about the video because they sometimes disappear. This will leave a non-functioning video on this page which I can’t do anything about except to remove it. This is because the video is embedded on this website from another website and I don’t control the original video.

It probably won’t surprise you to see this video. Perhaps of all the wild cat species, the cheetah is the most amenable to being domesticated and working with humans. They have a long association with people going back at least 4,000 years. The rich and famous thousands of years ago liked to keep them as pets and today they do exactly the same thing in the Middle East. It is not a good idea to do this because it damages their conservation in the wild. Thousands of years ago, the Pharoahs believed that the cheetah as the fastest animal on land would carry their spirits away after death. You will see images of cheetahs being trained for hunting that originate in the 17th and 18th Dynasties in Egypt.

It is said that adult cheetahs are easy to tame and train. They’ve been trained by their mother to hunt so you just have to get them used to people. But they are amenable to this. However, if they are taken as clubs and reared in captivity the training is long and difficult. It appears that as adults they are already pre-trained by their mother for the next stage is socialisation to humans.

Apparently, there are records of cheetahs living in North America during the Pleistocene Epoque which ended about 12,000 years ago. Can you visualise cheetah running around North America around 20,000 years ago? It seems hard to visualise for me looking at America as it is today. They dug up the remains of a cheetah in Wyoming. It is described as a “cheetah-like cat”. But it is almost identical to the Old World cheetah. This ancient cheetah was also found in Texas and Nevada. It behaved like the modern cheetah in that it specialised in speed to hunt.


Do cheetahs hunt at night?

Cheetahs hunt mainly during the daytime but it depends on where they are. In the Sahara where it gets very ...
Read More

Why are cheetahs endangered?

You have to ask why cheetahs are endangered almost every year because the cheetah population is declining rapidly and things ...
Read More

Some interesting facts about cheetahs

I have focused on speed and been selective in presenting these cheetah facts. There are many pages about the cheetah ...
Read More

Can cheetahs swim?

Of course cheetahs can swim. All cats, domestic, feral and wild can swim well. As is the case for all ...
Read More

Why should cheetahs be saved?

Would you ask, "Why should humans be saved?'. You wouldn't. It's only humans who ask these questions because we have ...
Read More

Are cheetahs nocturnal?

Are cheetahs nocturnal? There isn't a black-and-white answer to this question. It depends on where the cheetahs are. Although cheetahs ...
Read More

Are cheetahs faster than cars?

Are cheetahs faster than cars? The answer is Yes and No ...
Read More
Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 71-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I have a girlfriend, Michelle. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare.

Recent Posts

Pictures of a recently adopted chonky, beat up street cat

Like a lot of people, I love to see pictures of beat up street cats,…

3 hours ago

Courageous Belgian woman during World War II fed stray cats with prime fillet steak

Janine de Greef, a Belgian and a leading figure in the wartime Comet Line escape…

6 hours ago

Are there ocelots in the United States in 2020?

Yes, it is believed that there are ocelots in the United States in 2020 but…

11 hours ago

Howard and Beth Stern offer a foster cat to Joe Biden’s family

The president-elect Joe Biden and his wife Dr Biden will be bringing a new member…

13 hours ago

10 thoughts on how to make your cat less timid

I'm going to rely on Chapter 19 of Jackson Galaxy's book Total Cat Mojo to…

1 day ago

Has this cat hater gone too far with his DIY automatic anti-cat device?

NEWS AND COMMENT - PERTH: A peeved and frankly angry Australian man, Craig Turner, built…

1 day ago