Why Do Cats Lick Us?

Here’s three explanations

Deborah Barchi
Published in
Feb 3, 2024

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Photo by Eric Han on Unsplash

I just read an article about why cats lick people. Here’s some explanations:

  1. Cats are very territorial. They leave their scent on objects when they lick them. It’s a way a cat says, “This is mine”.
  2. Kittens share licks with their mother and siblings as they grow up. This helps to create a bond between them.

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Deborah Barchi
The Daily Cuppa

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.