Cats often like to use their owners as pillows. But we allow them to sleep on our chest, laps, or even our head because we love them so much. British scientists researched why cats like snuggling up to their owners so much and came up with three theories.
Warmth and healing powers
Cats normally have a higher body temperature than humans do, so they are only trying to keep their body heat up. We lose most of our body heat through our head, which is why cats love to perch there!
People believe in the healing power of cats. Their ’supernatural’ abilities, however, can be easily explained. Very often, the area where we feel pain has a slightly higher temperature. Cats feel this and snuggle the sore spot to get that warmth.
An owner’s scent attracts their cat, but they especially like the smell of women who have pleasant-smelling hair. They like to lick lady’s hair.
But be careful: a cat’s saliva may have harmful bacteria that can affect the health of your skin and hair.
Being close to you and picking up your scent gives your kitty a sense of comfort and safety. Having guests in your house disrupts your cat’s routine and might make them feel uncomfortable and depressed.
These theories seem really probable, however, we can never truly know the reasons behind a cat’s behavior!
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