Cat Kneading

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It could be for more than one thing

Why do cats like to knead so much with their paws? Scientists have attempted to answer this question for many years and while there are many possible answers, no one knows absolutely for sure. We know it begins during kittenhood when cats knead their mothers while they feed, but why?

Cats may knead us because they see us as large, clumsy, terrible hunter parents. They also may simply knead to make something softer. Some doctors believe that cats knead you or an area of your home in order to claim it for territoriy.

Why do you think cats knead so much? Does your cat knead anything, including you? Tell us in the chat!

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