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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-19-2005, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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I know this might sound funny to alot of you cat veterans, but im trying to figure out what it means when a cat kneads..I recently adopted a year old female and she just began jumping up on the bed in the middle of the night, and starts kneading.... I mean is this spose to be a good thing
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-19-2005, 06:04 PM
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When a kitten is nursing, it kneads its paws against its mother, either as a sign of contentment or to encourage the milk flow. When the cat matures, it kneads to show its contentment and pleasure.

So yes it is a good thing! I love it when my baby does it.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-19-2005, 06:14 PM
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Try the search feature, search for "kneading", there's lots here about it.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-20-2005, 02:34 PM
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as I posted before, one of my new kitties is a compulsive kneader of my head and neck. He closes his eyes, purrs, has a look of pure contentment on his face, and kneads for HOURS off and on!
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-21-2005, 12:54 PM
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My cat Kneads CONSTANTLY and it's hilarious. I've woken up with hickies on my arm when I first adopted him because he was kneading on my arm through the night. He has his favorite things that he Kneads on. This blanket with hearts on it, my toy otter, and now my Baby blanket ( which is completely unacceptable!) As long as he's happy I'm happy so he can do whatever he wants EXCEPT using my baby blanket.
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