Why does Henry rub his cheeks everywhere
Well it seems our little kitty cat is claiming everything is his 🙂
Henry, like many other animals, is packed full of pheromone-oozing scent glands that are primarily used to communicate with other cats on such hot topics as identity, sexual availability and territorial ownership. The most active and important glands that Henry uses to send these messages are located on his tail, the side of his body and face. Thus, when Henry rubs up against mum and dad’s legs or slides his face along their hands, he is engaging these glands in order to leave his unique scent on them.
That scent in turn communicates to Oscar and Archie that not only is he, saying Henry was here, but mum and dad belong to him also. When Henry brushes against mum and dad’s legs, he is labelling instead of giving a furry hug :-).
Posted on 19/07/2012, in Uncategorized and tagged animals, Archie, brush, cat, Cats, cheeks, Dad, furry, glands, Henry, identity, moggies, Mum, Oscar, pheromone, scent, sexual, territorial. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.