Comforting behaviour by cats

Knead, knead, knead with a soft purr – and you know your cat is content. Have you ever wondered why she does it?

Cats knead for comfort and to show pleasure. Many cats knead when lying on your lap, or when they feel like showing love and contentment. Kneading is relaxing and soothing for cats and they usually purr at the same time. Kittens will knead their mother’s stomach to stimulate milk production while they are drinking. This is comforting for them when they are kittens.

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