Infographic on “Why might a cat roll over on their back when they see you?”

This is a feral cat who presents his belly for a rub.

Your cat might roll over on their back, belly up when they see you but I am not sure that it is very commonplace. It happens but less often than the classic cat greeting which is to come up to you and rub their flank against your leg and hop up to head butt …

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Why do cats expose their soft belly and then attack you for petting them?

I have my own answer on this but before I put pen to paper I decided to do a bit of research but couldn’t find a decent answer. Lots of words written but no clarity and really no definitive answer. These are my thoughts, for right or for wrong. The first and perhaps fundamental …

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Why do cats dislike being petted on their stomach?

Domestic cat belly rub

You’ll see various theories for this aspect of feline behaviour. In general, domestic cats are indeed reluctant to be petted on their stomach. I want to try and answer the question because the National Geographic’s reason is that the hair follicles on the belly and tail are hypersensitive to touch. This is incorrect in …

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Why do cats expose their soft belly and then attack you for petting them?

Cat who loves his belly rubbed

Why do cats expose their soft belly and then attack you for petting them? Well, firstly you can’t presume that when a cat presents her belly to you that she wants it petted. Presenting the belly is a sign that your cat is relaxed and confident in your presence. It is not necessarily an …

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