P.S. she does not act like she is in pain she is always super playful and everything else is 100% normal.
Here is my favorite picture of her :-)
Toby does it also. Sometimes he does it so much I'm worried he's developing "rolling skin" syndrome:
I'm glad to know that other cats do it.
It's so frustrating to see them like that. With my cat, she had no problem, she was a happy healthy cat.
Then when I went to the vet to get her regular vaccines, which I found odd when they injected her with two files into one syringe into her leg. When I got home with her, she ran all over the house several hours straight, pausing occasionally to to scratch and i noticed her back twitching. She didn't want anyone touching her, and she would hide. She almost acted as if she has rabies. Her back is not the only thing that twitches its also her ears and she shakes her head.
Its been over a year since her vaccination. As the months go by there's been less twitching. but there are some days that she twitches alot. The doctor checked for earmites, but didn't find any.
In my opinion, It might be related to the vaccination. I tried everything, like changing her food, thinking it might be allergies, but nothing has worked so far.
I'm trying to find out information to know whats wrong with her and how we can help her.
Pumpkin is my twitcher. that "rolling skin" link describes him perfectly. He will start twitching then try to groom, then freak out and go running through the house like something is biting him on the butt. he has never done the self mutilation thing though.
It has worried me, glad to know that others have cats that do this.
Every remark was sooo helpful, my Cybil (a Torti) does the rolling back/twitch especially when she is looking out the window at squirrels. I also think she gets twitch and "zippy" right before and after she poops! Please don't mark this as inappropriate!
LOL... Your horse twitching comparison was great! I have a horse so I know exactly what you are talking about. Your cat is beautiful My cats will do this sometimes. I have 4 cats. It seems the females do it more that the 1 male cat. I think it is a normal behavior but I'm going to read the thread just to make sure no one has seen an abnormality with this. If it really concerns you; You might ask the vet about it on your next visit but I hate for you to waste money on an X-ray if you don't need to.
i am a newbie cat owner, Gia is 9 months old. everytime Gia does something new i google it because i've always been a dog owner and cats are very different, both very beautiful animals......anyway, Gia does the same twitching thing in the same area (the back just above her tail) and the strangest thing of all is that she looks like ur cat only has long hair. check out the mole like spot on the side of her nose, just like urs..... i've been told mine looks like she has norwegian forest cat in her, but i don't know....