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Why Do Snow Leopards Bite Their Tails? — 11 Comments

    • Sorry Ingo, I don’t know the answer to that question. If you have a theory on why snow leopards do this, please spell it out in a comment and I may turn it into an article. Thanks for commenting.

      Are you hinting that these cats were weaned early and this is a sign?

  1. It is a bit odd, though, that seemingly only snow leopards do this. I’ve looked through hundreds of pictures of various types of leopards and I’ve only seen the Snow Leopard do this and – you’re right – only in captivity.

    Though it may be worth noting that Snow Leopards have the bushiest of the leopard tails, that I’ve seen.

    Very interesting article, thanks!

  2. I believe you’re right again, Michael. Isn’t their tail one of the longest too? That would make it more accessible; and their fur is dense, so yeah, perfect cat toy.

    • Yes, it is EVA. I simply had to decide myself what the reason is. There are no books on this. I may be incorrect.

      I am annoyed because these days I often use Dragon Dictate (dictation software) to write the articles and the title contained a typo which I was blind to. It is now corrected. I have to wait a couple hours and then re-read it to spot these typos.

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