It’s been weeks that I didn’t write a blog (I’m not lazy.. I’m just busy)… How you doin’ cat peeps?? Hope everything is fine with you guys especially your kitties.
Today’s blog is all about cat and belly rubs. Does your cat or kitten likes belly rub? Or they hate it that much that they will bite you if you try to rub their cute bellies?
In my experience in handling our kitty cat, he loves belly rub so much but there’s a time limit on it. I know some cats hates it so much. But why??
The chest and belly are vulnerable areas they want to protect, and in ‘the wild, cats roll over when they either can’t flee from a fight or actively choose not to escape. On their backs, they have the ability to use all of their claws and teeth to protect themselves from predators.
While our kitties are not in the wild, exposing their bellies to us means our kitties were testing our trust.. Yes cat peeps, our kitties are testing us! He or She trusted you enough and she wants your attention that’s why they are exposing their bellies. Isn’t it the sweetest, that your kitty trusted you when no one else can?? LOL!
Signs that your cat loves belly rub:
-They purrs when you rub their tummy.
-They feel relaxed
-They feel comfortable
-They feel happy.
Beyond those signs that they loves belly rub, other cats having their bellies rubbed automatically triggers that defensive reaction. Don’t take it personally or think your cat has suddenly taken to viewing you as the enemy. It’s a reflex and your cat is just reacting in a normal way. But how is the safe way to belly rub our kitties without getting bit biting and swat our hands??
Start with the head, work your way down the back and then run our “fist of friendship” under the cat’s belly. If she’s happy we got this far, we can open our hand and gently rub her belly while saying happy things about how great she is.