Why Cats Lie on Their Backs When They See You


So here's why cats lie on their backs when they see you

what loves to snuggle, does the

weirdest things, and has just a touch of attitude?

My ex? ... Nahh. We're talkin' about cats here!

Well cats have been domesticated pets since

the time of Cleopatra. There's still alot about them

that remains a mystery.

Like when they just roll over as you approach them. What's up with that?

Keep watching to find out all about that and more!

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when you come home after a long day

at work, seeing your adorable feline friend

as soon as you walk through the door is the best feeling ever.

Unless they're hiding, and its not uncommon for them to

greet you, belly first!

when cats lie on their back, and expose their bellies

It's their way of saying "HEYY!"

this is especially common in kittens

they are excited to see you and hoping to get some attention with treats,

pets, and of course a gentle belly rub

But, a friendly "hello, human" isn't the only message

a cat sends when it shows you its' cute furry little belly

Exposing its' stomach puts a cat in the most vulnerable position. That means

if they lie on their back while next to you,

they are showing their utmost trust in you.

they don't need to worry about their safety when you're around

and they are incredibly comftorable with you. Wow,

what an honor! Well most of the time

lying on their backs is a sign of trust

it doesn't always mean they want a belly rub.

be careful not to invade your cat's space

unless you know they love belly rubs and like to be touched

look for other clues, like their ears and tail

if the tail is moving back and forth, and their ears are set back

this means they would rather be left alone!

Feisty kitty! But, we are

talking about cats, here. So there are plenty of other things they do

that just have you scratching your head in confusion!?

Here are some more strange cat behaviors explained.

Starting with, #1...

Rubbing its' head on you.

When a cat weaves through your legs, and rubs its' head on you,

isn't it just the cutest thing ever?

But why do they do it? This behavior

is actually called bunting, and it involves

a release of pheromones from the cat's head

Basically, it's as if they're leaving their scent on you,

to make sure other cats know that you

belong to them!

Awww, they're so proud to call you theirs.

Or, they're just making sure you understand crystal clear

who owns whom in this household.


have you ever been snuggling with your kitty when they start

pressing their little paws into you over and over again

when cats do this sort of bread kneading motion

it's actually left over from their kitten days, when they used to nurse

you see, nursing kittens instinctively know

to press their paws into their mommy's belly

to help get the milk flowing, which means dinner time!

But even after they grow up and stop nursing,

this behavior sticks around, and it means that your cat is

happy and comfortable. They also do it

as a way to relieve stress, since this is a very calming

ritual they innately know how to do.

If your cat does this often

it means they feel comfortable

and protected by you, as if you were

their mom

#3...blinking at you slowly