WHY DOES MY CAT LICK ME?
Four reasons why cats lick you.
1) THEY ARE CLEANING YOU
It's true; cats are one of the cleanest animals on the earth. They spend cleaning themselves 3,5 hours on average. Especially if you have more cats, you can notice, they groom each other help to clean the places they can’t reach well by themselves. For example, the top of the head or their adorable ears. When your cat loves to lick you, consider it as a favor. They want to keep you clean.
2) YOU TASTE GOOD
Cats love the salty taste. It's no wonder they sidle up next to you after you were jogging or doing other sports activity. Also, when you spill something on you, they enjoy any unique taste.
3) MARKING THEIR TERRITORY
The tongue of a cat is the most important tool. Cats' tongue is rough and barbed, which helps her to scrape her fur of any nasty debris but also to mark her territory. A tongue bath from your cat indicates that she feels totally confident with you. It also helps her to improve her spatial orientation.
4) SOCIAL BONDING
Felines groom each other not only for cleaning purposes. Exchanging scents through grooming also increases the bond between a pair of cats. They show warmth and affection to each other. So, it’s reasonable to expect the same applies when they begin grooming you. They are showing affection much the same way in which you display toward them by petting. You are truly a part of their family – and they reinforce that by cleaning you as their mother cleaned them when they were kittens.
Share your minds with us. Is your cat also licking you?