Olfactory Marking Behavior in Wildcats
We know about our domestic cats and how they exchange scent on us by head butting and rubbing their cheeks against us.
This is usually a friendly exchange when greeting. Domestic cats also spray (especially when unneutered) to mark territorial boundaries.
The chart below shows the various ways wild cats mark territory by leaving scent and visible marks on surfaces or by simply leaving feces out in the open.
The chart comes direct from the world’s best book on the wildcats: Wild Cats Of The World by Mel and Fiona Sunquist
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Here are some associated pages on PoC:
The Social Organisation of Serval Cats
From Olfactory Marking Behavior in Wildcats to Wild Cat Species by Size