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How Do Cats Communicate?


· “This episode brought to you by Meow
Mix Cat Food. Delight your cat with new mealtime favorites.” INTRO—–
HI GUYS I’M ALEX FARNHAM AND THIS IS ANIMALIST NEWS.
YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED THAT CATS TEND TO GREET EACH OTHER WITH A NOSE BUMP, BUT WHY IS THAT?
I MEAN, THINK ABOUT IT, PUTTING YOUR FACE IN SOMEONE ELSE’S PERSONAL BUBBLE MAKES
YOU PRETTY VULNERABLE TO BEING ATTACKED! BUT FOR CATS, IT’S A SIGN OF FRIENDSHIP
AND TRUST. DURING A NOSE BUMP, CATS CAN IDENTIFY EACH
OTHER WHILE ALSO USING FACIAL SCENT GLANDS ON THE LIPS, CHIN, AND CHEEKS, TO SPREAD THEIR
OWN FRAGRANCE. EACH CAT HAS A UNIQUE SCENT SIGNATURE THAT
CAN TELL OTHERS WHAT GROUP THEY BELONG TO AND WHERE THEY’VE BEEN.
WHILE WASHING ITSELF, A CAT TRANSFERS THIS SCENT FROM IT’S MOUTH GLANDS TO IT’S FUR
SO THAT IT CAN BE SPREAD TO OBJECTS, OR IN SOME CASES PEOPLE.
IF A CAT NOTICES OTHER CATS WITH UNFAMILIAR SCENTS, IT WILL MARK IT’S TERRITORY ON THEM
BY RUBBING ITS FACE ON THEIR HEAD DURING THE NOSE BUMP.
SINCE SMELL IS A CAT’S STRONGEST SENSE, IT’S UNDERSTANDABLE WHY IT’S ALSO THEIR
FIRST FORM OF COMMUNICATION. NOSE BUMPS START WHEN THEY ARE TEENY, TINY
KITTENS WHO, DESPITE BEING BLIND AND DEAF, HAVE FULLY DEVELOPED SENSES OF TOUCH AND SMELL.
WITH THESE BASIC SENSES, KITTENS LEAVE THEIR SCENT ON THEIR MOTHER WHEN NURSING AND RETURN
TO THE SAME SPOT EACH FEEDING TIME THE MOTHER CAT LEARNS TO IDENTIFY EACH KITTEN
BASED ON THEIR SMELL AND HER OWN SCENT ON THEM.
IF YOU COULD MAKE YOUR CAT SMELL LIKE ANYTHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW. SO WE ALL KNOW CATS ALSO USE THEIR SENSE OF
SMELL WHILE THEY EAT! WHICH LEADS ME TO OUR SPONSOR, Meow Mix has the irresistible tastes
cats love and the wholesome nutrition they need to make the most of mealtime. And now
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BYE!

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