You may have been confused, when your cat kneads. During kneading, your cat pushes in and out using paws, alternating between left and right. Some cats knead without showing their claws while other do it with all their claws extended as they push in and draw in their claws as they pull back. The kneading motion resembles the baker kneading the dough, thus some people call it as Making Biscuits.
Your cat does this on a sofa, a comforter, a flexible surface and of course in your lap. Normally, you can also hear the cat’s purring while kneading.
But, what did your cat want to tell you? Here are 5 possible answers:
🐱It is The Nature Of Cats
There are actually many reasons why cats knead, ut the main one is that it’s an instinctive trait that they inherit from kitten-hood. When kittens feed from their mother they will paw at their mothers’ tummies to encourage food flow from their teats.
🐱Going Into Heat
Female cats have an additional reason for kneading. They may purr, stretch, and knead the air while lying on their side to tell male cats that they can approach for possible mating.
🐱To Instill their Scent
There are scent glands that release pheromones in their paws. By pushing their paws in and out they activate these scent glands, so they could be doing this on your lap to mark you as their own and warning other cats to back off.
🐱Making a Nest
Cat’s ancestors love to lay down on soft, cozy surfaces to sleep or give birth to their kittens. By kneading down on tall grass or leaves, cats were able to create a comfy spot to lie down in, and probably to check the ground for unwanted visitors loitering under the foliage.
🐱 A Way to Show Good Mood
Your cat kneads when she feels happy or contented. Sometimes she kneads on soft area thinking that it is their mother’s teat. One thing is for sure your cat starts to knead if she feels happy, safe and secure.
What if your cat likes to knead people—namely, you? And, if your cat is sinking their claws in a little too much, try putting a soft barrier between you both like a cushion or a blanket. 🎉The following Cushion Is A Good Choice.🎉
This cushion is about 19 inches in diameter, and it can be of a good size whether it is placed on the legs or on the furniture. At the same time, it can also be a sleeping mat or pillow for pets at home, and its beautiful appearance has a texture everywhere.
Whether your cat is making biscuits to show you affection or to claim you as their own, kneading is a natural, instinctual, and common cat behavior.