The Complete Guide To Caring for Newborn Kittens and their Mother

Congrats! You’ve got a family of kittens! It’s an exciting time. Here’s everything you should know about caring for newborn kittens and their mother.

caring for newborn kittens and their mother
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There’s nothing like the pure joy you feel when your cat becomes a mother. At this special time, it’s all very new and exciting. Suddenly, your home is overrun with baby kittens everywhere. Frankly, it can be a whole load to take in. You might find that the change in lifestyle is a bit much when you first start out. Don’t worry. Caring for newborn kittens and their mother doesn’t have to be a chore. If anything, it should be nothing short of a true pleasure. Yep, you get to look after some of the cutest little animals ever! Here’s what you need to know.

Make sure the cats have privacy!

As any mother would be, your cat is likely to be kind of protective over her young. These kittens are her babies, and so she’s going to want to look after them on her own. That means that you need to give her and the little ones some privacy now and then. Give them the space that they need so that they can nurse and relax. You might want to give them a room of their own where they can all be together as a family. Failing that, set up a quiet corner in one of the rooms in your home. Leave the kitten and momma alone whenever you can so as not to hassle them. Trust us, doing so will make a world of difference.

Keep everything as clean as possible

Sadly, newborn kittens are prone to infection and the like. They are still very young and in their developmental stages. That’s why germs and bacteria can be so very harmful to them right now. The last thing you want or need is for them to catch a virus or the like. So, how can you avoid this awful problem? Well, one of the things that you should try is keeping the home environment as clean as can be. That means regularly washing things that the cats come into contact with on a regular basis. From their baskets to the carpet, you want to ensure that everything is in tip-top condition. When you’re caring for newborn kittens and their mother, this is rule number one, after all.

Make sure that there is plenty of fresh water

While the kittens will be getting their nutrients from the momma cat, you need to provide them with one vital thing; water. They need fresh water as often as possible. You should never underestimate the thirst of these little cats. They are full of energy and life right now. That means that they also need as much water as they can possible drink. You may need to change their water bowl about two or three times per day. This may seem time-consuming and, frankly, a little over the top, but you have to do it. You see, water can get dirty very fast, especially when there are loads of animals around. The fresher the drinking water is, the healthier your newborn kittens will be. If you remember that golden rule, you should be just fine.

Sort out fleas as soon as possible

Eek! Unfortunately, kittens are often prone to something called ‘flea anemia’ which is a very serious condition. You should make sure that you get rid of fleas the moment you spot them. If you see them on momma cat or the kittens, you need to get a treatment right away. Your vet will be able to advise you on the best treatment for your cat, and so you should have no problem getting the right one. Remember, you will need to wash all the bedding, rugs, and carpets of your home when your kittens have fleas. Those little bugs (and their eggs!) can get everywhere. You can get flea powder that you sprinkle around your home at most pet stores. That stuff should kill the bugs off in no time at all.

Handle the kittens when they are young

Handling the kittens when they are young is absolutely essential. The truth of the matter is that cats need to be socialized at a very young age or you run the risk of them becoming scared around people. Remember, momma cat will not love you handling the kittens the first time around. You have to be as slow and gentle as possible with the little ones to show that you are not a threat to them. Hold and pet each in turn so that they can see that you are friend not foe. Doing so will mean that they grow up to be calm around people, rather than fearful of them! Good luck, fellow cat lovers.

Hope you think of this guide to caring for newborn kittens and their mother next time you welcome a few new little kitty members to the family!

Where to Pet Your Cat to Make Them Happy as Larry!

We all want to pet and cuddle our cats now and then, but how can we be sure they actually like it? Here’s where to pet your cat to keep them happy.

Where to Pet Your Cat
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When you get home from a long day at work, there’s just one scamp that you look forward to seeing again and again. Having a cat waiting at home for you is one of the best feelings in the world. The very first thing that you’re going to want to do when you walk through the door is go ahead and give them a massive cuddle. After all, they really do deserve it! Still, there are some places that kitties just don’t like to be touched. If you want to make them love you and feel secure, here’s where to pet your cat. You’re welcome.

Under the chin

Around the jawbone area and under your cat’s chin, you will find that there are a whole load of nerves. That means that your cat will really love a cuddle here. You need to make sure that you start off as soft as possible. You don’t know how sensitive your pet is and the very last thing that you want to do is alarm them. Start with one or two fingers and gently rub just beneath the chin area. As you do so, make sure that you watch your cat’s reaction. If they like it, they will likely lift their chin upward so that you can really get in them and give them some love.

Behind their ears

Another place that some cat lovers tend to neglect is just behind the ears. Here, your cat has a whole load of fur which means that they can often get quite itchy from time to time. By stroking this area, you are relieving the itch for your cat and giving them some much needed comfort. Often, you will find that your pet lets you know where they want to be cuddled. They may present a certain area to you or show you where to pet your cat in a way. Be sure to pay close attention to them to see what they do. That way, you can be certain that they will be happy and content with you.

Around the cheek area

You should really be focusing on the head area when it comes to petting your cat. Felines like to know that they are in control and they need to see your hands much of the time. That’s why they feel most comfortable with you scratching around their cheeks and giving them a big old rub there. Again, this area might be quite fluffy, and so you will also help them to relieve any itches that they may have there too. When your pet likes having their cheeks rubbed, they will crane their neck forward to let you know about it. That little sign is one that you want to watch out for when cuddling. It means that you’re doing a seriously great job!

On the forehead

Tracing the line of your cat’s forehead with your fingers is a cute way to show them just a little affection. After that, you might want to move things up a scale and go for the whole hand. Remember, you don’t want to be too rough with your cat. Kitties can be quite precious about the way that you touch them (unlike dogs!), and so the more sensitive you are, the better they will enjoy the attention. When considering where to pet your cat, you should also think about how hard or soft you need to stroke them.

Down their spine

If you want to go in for a big cuddle, this is what you need to do. Cats like a strong hand running down their back or spine. Be sure to be firm but not press down too hard (or you could run the risk of hurting them!). What you really want to do is start from their head and move your hand backward quickly. If your kitty likes this, they will arch their back. Watch out for this telltale sign as it signifies the fact that your cat is enjoying the affection and would like a little more.

Warning! Avoid the tale and tummy

Now that we’ve covered where to pet your cat, there’s one other thing that we need to mention. There are actually a couple of places that your cat will hate you touching. Of course, you need to avoid these areas at all costs, unless you watch to get scratched and hissed at! It’s important that you take note of what your cat likes and dislikes. While all felines are different, you can use these hints as general rules.

You should always avoid the tummy area as this place is often too sensitive to be cuddled at all. Felines tend to want to protect their stomach at all costs and the last thing you want to do is take that away from them. You should also never play with your cat’s tale. As tempting as it may be, this is uncomfortable for your kitty and they will not like it!

Here’s Why Taylor Swift Has The Best Cats Ever

Have you seen her two little bundles of fur? We take a look at Taylor Swift ’s cat breed and just how cute the little scamps really are!

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Love her or hate her, the first lady of pop is something of a phenomenon. Over the last five years or so, this songstress has won the world’s hearts by creating some of the catchiest tunes of our time. Whether you’re a Swifty or not-y, you will have noticed one rather brilliant thing about this lady. She has some pretty cute kitties. Here’s what you need to know about Taylor Swift ’s cat breed and her very lovely feline friends.

First of all, these aren’t just two regular cats. Oh no, these are kitties with full names, just like we have. In case you didn’t know, Taylor’s cats are called Olivia Benson and Meredith Grey. You’ve likely spotted a glimpse of these two beauties before now. Even if you don’t follow Taylor on Instagram, you may have seen them in the press. You see, these little kitties lead the same jet-setting lifestyle as their main lady.

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They’ve come a long way since the hourly cat fights of the past.

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When they’re not flying around the world on Taylor’s personal jet (which, by the way, they have their own luggage for!), they’re chilling out with the girl herself. The two cats have very different personalities, actually.

Meredith seems to be the grumpy one. In every picture, this beautiful little feline looks as though she’s frowning her little face off all the time. On the other hand, Olivia is far more happy-go-lucky. She’s the one who always seems to be hanging out with Taylor and enjoying the high life. Regardless, it seems as though the two felines are always loving life.

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Just a little cat in a big world.

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If you follow Taylor on Instagram (Go! Do it now!), you will notice that you get some pretty funny updates about these two kitties. From time to time, they both act… well… weird! The two of them seem to have the dream life and perhaps that’s why they feel so comfortable all the time. From exposing their well-fed bellies to generally larking around, these cats are just so adorably funny that you won’t be able to take your eyes of them.

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U ok bro?

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One of the questions that many people ask time and time again is about Taylor Swift’s cats breed. So, what are these little beauties, eh? And why do we all love them so very much? Well, we can reveal that Olivia is actually a Scottish Fold breed kitty. Sadly, though, the breed of Taylor’s other cat, Meredith, remains a mystery! Who knows, eh? For now we will just have to keep on guessing as we flick through many pictures of the kitties. It’s a hard life!

101 Best Cute Cat Memes that will make your heart melt

If you’re a cat lover, you’re in for a real treat right now. We take a quick look at some of the best cute cat memes that the internet has to offer.

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The internet is a wonderful place, filled with all of the information that humanity has to offer. Despite this fact, there’s only one thing that any of us want to look at online – cats! What’s more, there’s no better way to enjoy our feline friends than in meme form. But wait, where can you find the best cute cat memes online?

Luckily, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve scoured the deep, dark, depths of the internet to find only the best cute cat memes around. From sweet little kittens who love to play games to devious felines who are out to get you, here are some of the best we’ve seen. If these little beauties don’t melt your heart the moment you see each of them, we honestly don’t know what will. Plus, we’re sure that you’ll want to share some of the cutest cat memes with your friends too. Enjoy!

Cute Cat Memes 1 – 20

 

1 / 101: My Heart Aches, When You’re Not With Me

My Heart Aches, When You're Not With Me-Meme


2 / 101: But… You can’t go to work… Your job is to take care of me…

But... You can't go to work... Your job is to take care of me...


3 / 101: “Purrito”

"Purrito"


4 / 101: Look Mommy… I caught a mouse!

Look Mommy... I caught a mouse!


5 / 101: Someday we’ll catch that laser pointer… SOMEDAY…

Someday we'll catch that laser pointer... SOMEDAY...


6 / 101: One day I will turn into a beautiful… CATTERFLY

One day I will turn into a beautiful... CATTERFLY


7 / 101: She took the midnight train… Going anywhere.

She took the midnight train... Going anywhere.


8 / 101: I’m ready for first day of… Kittengarten

I'm ready for first day of... Kittengarten


9 / 101: Don’t listen to them… You’re not fat, you’re fluffy

Don't listen to them... You're not fat, you're fluffy


10 / 101: You got me ribbons! OMG! OMG!

You got me ribbons! OMG! OMG!


Cute Cat Memes


11 / 101: If I just keep looking cute… They’ll surely blame the dog

If I just keep looking cute... They'll surely blame the dog


12 / 101: I need… HUGS

I need... HUGS


13 / 101: I hate that part of the morning where… I have to get out of bed

I hate that part of the morning where... I have to get out of bed


14 / 101: Fear me!

Fear me!


15 / 101: I have claimed this tiny human for myself. You may leave now.

I have claimed this tiny human for myself. You may leave now.


16 / 101: Aah finally in bed… I HAVE TO PEE

Aah finally in bed... I HAVE TO PEE


17 / 101: We didn’t do it! Wud dis face lie to u?

We didn't do it! Wud dis face lie to u?


18 / 101: I gots u a flower because I loves u

I gots u a flower because I loves u


19 / 101: Time for… Quidditch practice

Time for... Quidditch practice


20 / 101: Get the treats… Or I pull the plug

Get the treats... Or I pull the plug

Why Do Cats Push With Their Paws When They Are Getting Cozy?

You’ve likely seen your cat doing this cute thing, but why do cats push with their paws and what on earth does it mean?

why do cats push with their paws
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There comes a point when every cat lover notices this bizarre little quirk about their cat. You probably first saw your kitty do this when they were sitting on your lap. Rather than just curling up into a ball, sometimes, these sweet little creatures will ‘knead’ or push down on your with their paws. This is by no means an aggressive move as I’m sure you will already have realized. Still, what’s the deal and why do cats push with their paws?

They learn this habit as kittens

So, where does this whole ‘kneading’ thing come from? Well, when your cat was just a little kitten, they will have picked up this trait. The fact of the matter is that when cats are nursing from their moms (you know, when they are drinking their mom’s milk!), they knead at the same time. There’s actually a highly scientific reason behind this behavior. You see, the sensation helps the mother to have a steady flow of milk for her young. Essentially, what the kittens are doing is massaging the area to help the milk come out of the teat.

If you happen to have had a cat with a litter of kittens, you may have noticed them doing this. Honestly, it’s really very sweet to see firsthand. All the little cats gather around their mother and copy this very same ‘kneading’ action. What’s rather surprising is the fact that man cats take this behavior well into their adult years too.

It’s a sign of affection and comfort

So, what does it mean when a cat does this as an adult? Why do cats push with their paws when they are sitting on our laps? Well, you will love the answer to these questions. In short, cats knead when they are happy or content. So, when your cat crawls up onto your lap and gets all cozy, the chances are that they are very pleased to be with you. It’s one of the many ways that they show you a little affection.

The moment your cat begins to knead your knees, you should actually feel very honored. They feel comforted by you just like they did by their mother! In a way, they are remembering how it was to be a kitten and mimicking the things that they did back then. Of course, we don’t provide our cats with milk (because that would be gross) but we do give them a sense of well-being and calm. That is much like what their mother would have given them when they were very young.

Suckling and kneading at the same time

Sometimes, you will notice that kneading doesn’t just happen on it’s own. Oh no, it’s all too often accompanied by its partner in crime; suckling. Most of the time, your cat will find a favorite blanket or cushion that they like to knead and suckle at the same time.

Note: Not all cats do this so don’t panic if you’ve never seen your kitty give it a whirl!

When you first see your cat doing this it may look kind of strange. They will be holding some material in their mouth, pushing down with their paws, and sucking away. Sure, it might seem strange to see a fully-grown cat doing this, but it’s very common. Here, your kitty is simulating what they would have done when they were just little kittens. As we’ve already mentioned, this is exactly how your cat would have nursed from its mom as a young animal. Oftentimes, you will find that cats do this for comfort or just out of habit.

As you probably know by now, many people take thumb-sucking into their adult lives. Well, your cat choosing to suckle and knead on things is actually no different to that. They are simply expressing a habit that they learned when they were younger. While some cats stop doing it after they are kittens, many never do.

What if your cat doesn’t knead?

If you’ve never noticed your cat kneading or pushing down on you, don’t panic. Cats, much like people, are totally individual. The likelihood is that some kitties will never develop this habit and that’s perfectly okay. It doesn’t mean that they are not happy around you or even comfortable in your home.

Oh no, cats have loads of ways of showing that they love you, and so you really should not read too much into it!

Understanding Happy Cat Body Language And How To Spot it

How’s your kitty feeling? Here’s how to look for happy cat body language!

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Wouldn’t it be a wonderful world if our cats could tell us just how they were feeling? Imagine it. They simply tell us what they wanted, what they were thinking, and when they were hungry. Sadly, we live in the all-too-ordinary real world. So, instead of our kitties talking to us, we need to know how understand happy cat body language and how you can spot it.

Now, if you’re a new pet owner, you might not know all that much about cats and how they act. These animals are totally unique in the way that they show their feelings. Noticing the signs is not all that easy at the best of times, especially when you’re not sure what you’re looking for. If you want to be able to recognize and understand happy cat body language, though, you’ve come to the right place.

Of course, all pet owners want their little kitties to be as calm, comfortable, and content as possible! That’s why we have to keep an eye on our pets so we can tell how they are feeling. If your cat starts doing any of the following things, you can bet they’re happier than Larry.

Upward pointing tail

Cats use their tails for a few different reasons. For one thing, they use them to help balance. That explains why cats are such brave gymnasts, right? You probably had no idea but cats also use their tails as a way of communicating with us.

When a kitty has their tail pointed straight upward (or even curled over a little at the top), it’s because they are both alert and happy. If you notice your kitty patrolling around your home like this, it’s a seriously great sign. That’s one cheerful feline right there!

Ears pointed forward

One of the things that cat-lovers adore so very much is just how expressive cats are with their ears. These animals can move their ears unlike any other animal and it’s just so utterly charming! When your kitty has their ears pointed forward, you just know that they are in a great mood. This is one of the happy cat body language signs that is the easiest to see.

Slow blinking

The feline species seem to be sleepy at the best of times. Still, if you catch your kitty blinking slowly at you, you should feel seriously honored. This little custom is a sign that your cat is happy and content with you. Do the very same thing back to them! They will love it.

Eyes relaxed

You should, of course, also pay close attention to your cat’s pupils if you want to know how he or she is feeling. When your kitty is in ‘fight mode’, their pupils will get massive in a matter of mere seconds. It can actually be extremely scary!

When your cat has relaxed eyes with small pupils, it’s because he or she is as calm and content as can be. Now is not the time to both your cat. Let them rest and just be pleased that they feel comfortable in your home.

Lying out in the open

Now, when cats feel threatened, the very first thing that they are going to do is run away to hide. If your kitty is always hiding away underneath things or even behind them, it’s a real cause for concern. On the flip side of that, an easy to see form of happy cat body language will be when they lie out in the open. This is a sign that your cat has nothing to fear at all. Bliss.

Tail rubbing

Finally, here’s a sign that most cat owners should have noticed by now. If you find that your cat always rubs past you with his or her tail, it is not them trying to trip you up. Oh no, this is their way of telling you that they love you. Only the happiest, friendliest of cats will do this. So, if your little kitty makes a habit out of it, you should be very excited!

Hint: Keep an eye on your kitty!

Of course, these are not the only forms of happy cat body language. Every feline is an individual and will find their own way of expressing themselves. Make sure that you watch your pet closely on a day to day basis and notice certain behaviors in them. You will likely see that your cat has particular, unique habits when they feel content! Happy watching.

50 of the Cutest Male Cat Names Ever For Your Little Tom

From Aslan to Zippy, we take a look at some of the cutest male cat names ever!

Cutest Male Cat Names
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Let’s be honest for a second here. There’s nothing more exciting than bringing home your very first kitten. When you get your little Tom cat and bring him into your home, it’s one of the most wonderful things in the world. After all, from that very moment, you have a new member of the family! Still, there’s one thing that might bug you… What should you call your cat? Luckily for you, we’ve listed some of the cutest male cat names ever.

Remember, when it comes to choosing the perfect (or purr-fect!) name for your cat, it really does pay to spend a little time thinking about what works and what doesn’t. This is a name that you will end up using each and every day, and so you need to make sure that the one you choose is right for your kitty. Thankfully, there are loads and loads of fantastic and cutest male cat names out there. You really should have no problem at all finding the one that you love the most.

From Aslan to Zippy!

Hint: Once you choose a cat name that suits your brand new pet, remember to start using it right away. The sooner you start calling your kitty by the cute cat name, the sooner they will start to respond to it. Cats typically get used to a name when they are a kitten. If you want to teach your pet to respond to you, you should make sure that you begin to use the name as soon as you can. That way, your cat will have no problems knowing when you want their attention. So, without further ado, here are some cute male cat names you might just love:

Cutest Male Cat Names 1-50


1. Tiger
2. Simba  
3. Aslan  
4. Buster  
5. Monkey  
6. Domino
7. Hunter
8. Felix
9. Oliver
10 .Salem
11. Romeo
12. Tobby
13. Teddy
14. Max
15. Milo
16. Gizmo
17. Leo
18. Oreo
19. Sam
20. Jasper
21. Simon
22. Jack
23. Boots
24. Oli
25. Socks
26. Bandit
27. Rusty
28. Chester
29. Harley
30. Spike
31. Merlin
32. Pumpkin
33. Bear
34. Elvis
35. Harry
36. Junior
37. Ozzy
38. Gus
39. Nemo
40. Yoda
41. Mittens
42. Blue
43. Whiskers
44. Hobby
45. Zippy
46. Rascal
47. Garfield
48. Oscar
49. Charlie
50. Buddy

So, what do you think? Do you know what cute male cat name you’re going to give your brand new pet? With any luck, the names on this list will have given you just the inspiration you need to choose the right name for you. Good luck choosing your kitty’s new name, guys!

Now, take a look at: 50 Of The Cutest Female Cat Names Ever

50 of the Cutest Female Cat Names Ever For Your Little Princess

From Annie to Zuzu, we take a look at some of the cutest female cat names ever!

Cutest Female Cat Names
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When you first welcome that little bundle of fluff into your home, there will be just one thing on your mind. What on earth are you going to call your cute little kitty? Choosing the right name for your cat can be seriously tricky. Luckily, that’s where we come in! We’ve put together a list of the 50 cutest female cat names ever. From Annie to Zuzu, we’ve found some of the sweetest things that you could possibly want to call your cat.

Remember, when it comes to picking out the right cutest female cat names, you have to be seriously careful. The last thing you want is to start calling your kitten a name that you will later want to change. After all, when they are very young, cats get used to the sound of their name. That’s how they learn to respond to it and come when you call them from across the room. If you do want to change the name at any point, you will need to pick one that sounds a whole lot like the original name you chose. Nightmare, right?

From Annie to Zuzu!

To avoid just that problem, you should make sure that you give your female cat the right name from the very start. So, which will you choose? Take a look at our list of some of the cutest female cat names out there and we’re sure that you will find the right one for your brand new pet. Enjoy!

Cutest Female Cat Names 1-50


1. Teacup
2. Whiskers  
3. Daisy  
4. Buttercup  
5. Nala  
6. Pixie
7. Bunny
8. Bambi
9. Dimples
10 .Snowball 
11. Peaches
12. Skittles
13. Buttons
14. Millie
15. Belle 
16. Bonnie
17. Dora 
18. Cocoa
19. Poppy
20. Pippa
21. Sandee
22. Sasha
23. Lulu
24. Mopsy
25. Noodles
26. Snowball
27. Pookie
28. Zooey
29. Honey
30. PollyOlivia
31. Munchkin
32. Bell
33. Kitty
34. Lola 
35. Hazel
36. Grace
37. Honeybee
38. Lady
39. Moonbeam
40. Lila
41. Zuzu
42. Sprinkles
43. Pebbles
44. Ruby
45. Poptart
46. Minnie
47. Lacey
48. Cici
49. Annie
50. Layla

Well, there are certainly a whole lot of beautiful, sweet female cat names to choose from there, right? Remember, the cutest cat names often tend to end with an ‘e’, ‘i’, or ‘y’. What’s more, you will notice that many of the names here get their inspiration from things like nature, food, and candy. If you keep these two things in mind when you’re naming your girl cat, you should find that you have absolutely no problem at all. Good luck, fellow cat lovers!

Now, take a look at: 50 Of The Cutest Male Cat Names Ever

10 Unmistakable Signs That Your Cat Loves You

Love or just lust? Here are some of the biggest signs that your cat loves you!

signs that your cat loves you
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One of the many things that us cat owners tend to wonder is this: “Does my cat really love me?” When you adore your little kitty so very much, it’s only natural that you’d hope for the same in return, right? Luckily, you need not worry. There are loads of unmistakable signs that your cat loves you!

While there are many people who will claim that cats don’t ‘know how’ to love, they are just plain wrong. Let’s face it, these people usually tend to be dog lovers and, frankly, they haven’t a single clue what they are talking about. If you suspect that your kitty is in love with you, showing signs that your cat loves you, here’s how you can know for sure.

1. Head-butting you

While head-butting another person would be nothing short of an act of violence, in the animal world it means something entirely different. This is one of the most obvious signs that your cat loves you. They will come up to you and simply bump their head against yours. Don’t be put off… This is just your cat’s way of saying hello.

2. Showing you their tummy

For cats, the tummy is a sacred place; a place that needs to be protected at all times. So, if your kitty rolls onto their back and shows you their stomach, it means that they really do love you. This is a display of trust! Your cat knows that you’re one of the good guys and won’t hurt them.

3. Biting your hands (softly!)

Okay, this one is a little weird, but stay with me here. When your cat starts to nibble on your hands, they are not being aggressive. Quite the opposite. These soft, little bites are actually a sign of affection. (Note: Harder bites can be a sign of aggression… Don’t mistake the two!)

4. Looking you in the eye

Again, this one is all about trust. Cats can be very trusting creatures, but you have to earn it from them. If your kitty will look you in the eye without getting scared or anxious, it means that they love you ever-so-much.

5. Rubbing against your legs

Most cat lovers tend to notice this sign! When your cat starts rubbing up against your leg, they are not just ‘marking their territory’. Oh no, this is them telling the world that you are their special person. Savor the moment, guys.

6. Purring!

There’s a whole load of speculation about what a cat’s purr actually means. Still, when your kitty is making a low, constant purring sound, it can only signify one thing. This is a sign that your cat loves you and, crucially, that they feel comfortable around you.

7. Following you when you walk

When you walk around your home, what does your little feline friend do? Do they follow you everywhere you go? If they do, it means that they want to be near you at every chance they get. It really is that simple.

8. Bringing you little gifts

Let’s be real a second here: Some of the gifts that your cat brings you may be unwanted. Face it, nobody wants to get a dead mouse as a present. Still, if you ignore how gross the gift really is, it’s undeniable what your cat is trying to say to you. I mean, would you get a present for someone you hated? I think not!

9. Curling up on you

When you’re on a major Netflix binge, you should pay close attention to what your cat does. Many kitties find that the most comfortable place to sleep is in a ball on their owner’s lap. If your cat curls up on you, it’s a major sign that they love you. They aren’t even trying to hide it!

10. The slow eye blink

Finally, here’s the one you’ve been waiting for; the slow eye blink. Try looking at your cat and closing your eyes slowly. If your pet does the exact same thing in response, it means that they simply adore you. Go on…. Try it for yourself!