Cats are some of our favorite pets, but sometimes they exhibit weird behavior. One common thing you might notice is cat kneading. The strangest thing is that your cat will knead you and not your husband. That is what has happened to me; all I could think about at that moment was, “Why does my cat knead me but not my husband?” There are many reasons why this may happen, and I intend to explore them in this guide. If you don’t like being woken up by your cat kneading in the middle of the night, I also have some tried-and-tested tips to help control this behavior.
My name is Gregory Hogan, and I work as a professional photographer and journalist. I have studied cat behavior and training very closely. My cat experience puts me in a unique position to tackle the issue of cats kneading.
Why Do Cats Knead Things with Their Paws
Numerous theories may explain why cats knead things with their paws. As kittens, cats will knead their mother’s mammary glands as they stimulate the flow of milk. This behavior seems to be carried on into adulthood, but instead of their mother’s mammary glands, they will knead on other surfaces such as pillows and clothes. Some experts have theorized that domestic cats inherited this behavior from their ancestors, who had to make the same kneading motion as they created sleeping nests.
Why Does My Cat Knead Me But Not My Husband
My cat kneading me at night can feel nice, but why do they knead on one person and not the other? Here are some theories I have come up with: