Did you think only humans are able to feel the tickling sensation? No sir. Cats are also sensitive to tickles!
However, one major difference is that cats cannot laugh as a response to being tickled (imagine how funny that would be!). Cats show they’re ticklish in a different way, as we’ll talk about in this article.
If you’ve never tried tickling your cat – now is your chance! In this article, we’ll go over the 6 steps of “The perfect kitty tickle experiment.”
Step 1: Pick A Time When Your Cat Is In A Good Mood
The results of the 3-step experiment you’re about to embark on depends on one factor – your cat’s mood.
Pick a time when your feline’s in a playful and cheery mood.
Cats who are not so jolly that day might not enjoy the sudden, unpredictable movement of your fingers, and you might be the one suffering the consequences…
Step 2: Try Tickling These Three Spots
After you catch your cat in a cheery mood, you can start with the tickling. But which spots on the cat’s body should you try tickling?
There are only three spots cats like being tickled, and I don’t suggest tickling any other spot (unless you want a paw in your face).
Take a look at this adorable kitty and how its “kitty tickle experiment” went!
The owner of the video says:
“Just got home from work, saw a cat in the backyard so I befriended it and gave it a little pat. scratched its back and heard it make a weird sound, so thought I’d record it.”
I think the weird sound the kitty makes is adorable!
Step 3: Check For Signs Of Pleasure (And Displeasure)
Signs your cat likes being tickled are:
• lowering its head
• squinting its eyes
• being playful
However, not all kitties like to be tickled. Your cat might be one of them.
Signs a cat does not enjoy being tickled are:
• flattening of the ears
• tensing of the muscles
• trying to move away from you
You may also notice these signs when you try tickling your cat’s tummy, tail, legs or paws. Man, cats really dislike being touched at these sites.
I suggest you don’t try tickling your cat’s tummy, unless you want to end up with a few scratches on your hands.
Check out how this kitty shows its displeasure at being tickled!
The kitty tickle experiment is a fun experience that every cat owner should try!
Observe your cat’s reaction to being tickled, and see if your feline loves or hates the sensation. This is an opportunity for you to learn something new about your cat, thereby creating an even stronger bond.
Whether your cat loves being tickled or not, always remember to respect its boundaries. If you see the signs that suggest your cat’s not a fan of tickling, don’t push it.
Have fun trying this fun little 3-step experiment!