Why Do Cats Cuddle?

If you have a cuddly cat you may be in the minority! Cats have a reputation of being aloof and unfriendly, but many cats love to cuddle their owners. Just what makes some cats enjoy cuddles and other shy away?

Why Do Cats Cuddle?
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Overview
Cats are popular pets and are often favored for their ability to cuddle. Cats cuddle as a way to communicate feelings with owners.
Significance
Cats cuddle as a form of affection and a sign of trust toward owners and other animals.
Function
Cats are low-maintenance and independent pets. A cat likes cuddle time to feel close to her owner, feeling her warmth and breathing in a quiet environment.
Misconceptions
Many people believe that cats are independent or loners, and not affectionate pets. However, much of the reason why a cat cuddles has to do with in what type of environment he was raised. Cats raised in a calm, affectionate family learn to trust humans and express that through cuddling. Of course, whether a cat cuddles or not has a lot to do with his personality.
Warning
You should never force a cat to cuddle. Work on building up a tolerance by cuddling for a few minutes, or as long as she will allow, and paying attention to her at other times to earn her trust.
Theories/Speculation
Many experts believe that cats feel a wide range of emotions, such as love, trust and fear, which they express through actions such as cuddling, purring or hiding.
Resources
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Tips and Tricks
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CatChannel.com
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BestFriendsPetCare.com
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New Cat City
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How to Convert Your Reclusive Cat to a Cuddly Lap Kitty
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Understanding Your Cat's Social Nature and Behavior

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