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post #1 of 14
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I was wondering if any other cats out there do this: Mia likes to literally knock skulls with me! I've seen and heard of head-butting because they want to be scratched and to show affection, but she likes it even more when I lower my head to her and she can really smack her head against my forehead. She does it so hard that sometimes it actually hurts! And she's a teeny little girl! I know it's all out of love, but still. It's kinda weird, am I right?
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Awww! It's actually one of the most primal, physical cat behaviors. SHe is showing love and reassuring family bond!
By the way, I love her name, I have a Maia as well! Shes not a head butter, but loves kisses on her head! When I am lying down, she sometimes runs over, stands on my chest, and turns her head down as I kiss her forehead! Like a super girly head butt!
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Awww! It's actually one of the most primal, physical cat behaviors. SHe is showing love and reassuring family bond!
By the way, I love her name, I have a Maia as well! Shes not a head butter, but loves kisses on her head! When I am lying down, she sometimes runs over, stands on my chest, and turns her head down as I kiss her forehead! Like a super girly head butt!
Yeah, when she does it, it reminds me of when I see lions on TV- they do the same thing. I think it's just weird that she does it so hard- it's like she likes the knocking of skulls! lol
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Yeah, when she does it, it reminds me of when I see lions on TV- they do the same thing. I think it's just weird that she does it so hard- it's like she likes the knocking of skulls! lol
Perfect example! The big cats do this is a display of love and also looking for recognition, acceptance in their pride or from their moms. It's one of the biggest compliments you could ask for as a oversized, hairless mom!
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Perfect example! The big cats do this is a display of love and also looking for recognition, acceptance in their pride or from their moms. It's one of the biggest compliments you could ask for as a oversized, hairless mom!
Wow, do you make me sound sexy! Oversized and hairless, yup sounds just like me!

I always say that she was put on this Earth only to give love, cuz that's all she seems to do ! She even tries to do this to the other 2, and they just back away like "what the heck are ya doing, ya weirdo!"
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Wow, do you make me sound sexy! Oversized and hairless, yup sounds just like me!

I always say that she was put on this Earth only to give love, cuz that's all she seems to do ! She even tries to do this to the other 2, and they just back away like "what the heck are ya doing, ya weirdo!"
You know I was saying oversize and hairless as compared to your kitty........Assuming she wasn't hairless. Did I just put my size 10 foot in my mouth?!
post #7 of 14
My Max is a head-butter extraordinaire...Nial even warned me about that before I adopted him.

But I am most fortunate in that his most favorite place to bonk his head as hard as he possibly can is my bathroom wall when I'm sitting on the can.

I swear, one of these days there'll be a cat head-sized hole in that wall, just about 9 inches off the floor.
post #8 of 14
My Molly is an OCD head-butter. If she bonks into your face & you ignore her, she'll bite ya.
post #9 of 14
Lucky is my head butter - and she is loud too ... I LOVE IT!!!! Bugsy bites my hair and pulls it instead... He didn't get the process right
post #10 of 14
My Cinnie is my head butter, except she butts my mouth for kisses on her head and she makes me laugh and the more I laugh the faster she head butts my mouth.
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My Max is a head-butter extraordinaire...Nial even warned me about that before I adopted him.

But I am most fortunate in that his most favorite place to bonk his head as hard as he possibly can is my bathroom wall when I'm sitting on the can.

I swear, one of these days there'll be a cat head-sized hole in that wall, just about 9 inches off the floor.
OMG! Pirate does that too! If I'm on the toilet, he'll come up and push his head against the tile or tub, and if I scratch his booty, he starts to curl down. It's kinda weird, you'd have to see it.
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OMG! Pirate does that too! If I'm on the toilet, he'll come up and push his head against the tile or tub, and if I scratch his booty, he starts to curl down. It's kinda weird, you'd have to see it.
Oh no, I know exactly what you mean, because I see it everyday - as if I can reach him on the floor to rub his belly while I'm busy!

Every time Max slams his head against the wall, I hear the loud sound and have to say, "BONK!"
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I was wondering if any other cats out there do this: Mia likes to literally knock skulls with me! I've seen and heard of head-butting because they want to be scratched and to show affection, but she likes it even more when I lower my head to her and she can really smack her head against my forehead. She does it so hard that sometimes it actually hurts! And she's a teeny little girl! I know it's all out of love, but still. It's kinda weird, am I right?

My brother's cat looooves to do that, especially when he's (or I) am sleeping in bed! He's just very very affectionate, but it actually kind of hurts when he does it!
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My Jack is my head butter. It's usually when i'm getting dressed for work in the bedroom. He jumps on the bottom of the bed and when i bend down he bumps heads with me
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