Here’s What It Really Means When Your Cat Curls Up With You For Cuddles

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Here’s what it really means when your cat curls up with you for cuddles When asked a thing of a pet that’s going to show you unconditional love and affection most people would probably point to dogs cats on the other hand are generally known for being aloof and independent but Stereotypes don’t always ring true after all kitties are often happy to cuddle up with their humans And if you think that’s just because they want something out of you.

Well think again Yes, here are the real reasons why cats love to curl up for cuddles? While dogs were once the first choice for a family pet that’s no longer true in some countries Thanks to these stresses and demands of modern lifestyles fewer and fewer people have time to look after pooches after all They require far more attention than cats. It’s no surprise. Then that moggies have taken pups place as the most popular pet Indeed veterinary professor Daniel Mills told the Daily Telegraph in 2015 The domestic cat has recently passed the dog is the most popular companion animal in Europe with many seeing a cat as an ideal pet for owners who work long hours and Therefore more and more people are learning about the various ways in which cats show affection However several studies have claimed that the furry creatures don’t need humans at all For instance one 2015 investigation found that cats don’t experience Separation anxiety in the same way that dogs do so, they won’t panic when you leave the room or go away for a few days This study shows that cats do not need their humans to feel safe.

They don’t depend on us they look after themselves Celia Hadden author of several cat behavior books told The Daily Telegraph if they’re scared a cat won’t come to its owner It’ll jump on top of a wardrobe or hide under the bed Still apparently this doesn’t mean that your cat doesn’t love you Instead you could even look at it as a compliment After all if cats don’t need humans to survive but choose to stick around. Anyway, then it becomes apparent that they must like us Moreover beyond that basic instinct there are many physical ways in which cats prove their loves for their owners in Fact there are so many ways that cats can show affection that The Guardian columnist face Chopin managed to list 25 of them in a 2015 article, there’s no denying that some of them are inherently obvious Licking and playful biting for instance would be affectionate from any animal and cats are no different Nuzzling into your face or chest with a gentle headbutt. Meanwhile is clearly intended to be affectionate even if it does have the bonus of transferring the cat’s pheromones to you and therefore marking you as their own and Traits such as following you around the house or waiting by the door for you to come home our obvious signs of love However a few of Chopin’s examples point to more subtle ways in which cats demonstrate their love for humans for Instance she explained that cats don’t meow to each other.

In fact, they only meow to communicate to humans So if your moggy is being particularly noisy it’s because they’re trying to tell you something maybe that it loves you but one of these apparent signs of affection really mean Are they genuine displays of appreciation in love or? Are they in fact just ways for a cat to get you to feed them and shelter them? Well, if you Darren believe that your cat could be so mercenary then you’ll be pleased to hear that It’s more likely to be the former Figuring it out for sure is simply a case of knowing what to look for according to cat behavior expert carlo siracusa Indeed the veterinarian told the dodo that to understand these animals. We must use cat rules not human rules Yes, well those clear signs of affection do exist. There are other telltale signals that you can watch out for as well For example, you never notice your cat walking around with its tail in the air well it’s a signal that cats use to feel each other out if The cat raises its tail up in response then they can approach each other Likewise if a cat is lifting its tail up that means that it’s comfortable with you Another clue that you may notice in your moggy is the slow blink if It makes eye contact with you and slowly narrows its eyelids.

That’s basically the equivalent of a kitty kiss So, you know, you could try doing it back. We can’t promise that your pet will understand but it can’t hurt to reciprocate, right? Clearly then there are reasons for your cat’s affectionate actions. And that’s no less true when it comes to literally cuddling up with you Indeed their touch alone is almost proof enough that cats are being genuine with their affection Nevertheless there are also several other reasons, why cats choose to curl up with their owners It’s no secret that cats love warmth and it’s all the better if they can find that warmth from external sources Indeed whether they’re soaking up some rays in the summer or hunkering down near a radiator in the winter Our feline friends are seldom far away from a source of heat and there are few better than you guys did humans Your cat may also cuddle up to you simply to feel safe indeed no matter how much of a natural predator cats Are they still don’t want to become prey while they’re sleeping? But if they’re in your presence, they’ll feel secure because they know that you won’t let any harm come to them And of course cats desire comfort after all they sleep an average of 15 hours a day It’s no surprise then that they want to do so somewhere where they feel comfortable Pillows and cat beds are all well and good but humans can be even better Especially when they’re already snuggled under blankets of their own which is why you’ll often wake up to find a cat laid across you That isn’t the only reason cats like to sleep on top of their owners, though They also love the familiar soothing scents and sounds of the human body That slow inhale and exhale as you snooze the night away and a slow rhythm of breathing for cats.

It’s the perfect lullaby and They’ll also recognize the sense that you admit which again ties into that feeling of security and comfort in Case you hadn’t clocked on yet. These are all very positive emotions and associations So when you put them all together, it becomes obvious that yes, your cat really does adore you Moreover they love cuddling up to you It means they feel safe protected and loved and also gives them a warm comfortable place to sleep. So while cats may not depend on humans in the same way that dogs tend to it doesn’t mean they don’t reciprocate your affection and When they come to curl up for cuddles, you know that deep down they really do.

Love you Sorry kitties your reputation as aloof independent creatures is at an end .