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Pearl has suddenly become a biscuitmaker

post #1 of 26
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My little Pearl is a shelter kitty, fluffy grey/lilac with subtle tabby stripes and a fabulous Maine-Coony tail. She came to me at the age of four months and just slipped right into place like she'd been here forever.

Pearl is the happiest, most playful, most loving little girl in the world, and she gets along beautifully with my other kitty, Clyde, too. She's been with us for over a year now, and I've never seen her make biscuits at all... but in the past two weeks, she's started turning out biscuits left and right!

There's nothing wrong with making biscuits, of course -- it's sweet as can be -- but I'm trying to figure out what brought it on after so long. And it does occur to me that it might indicate something amiss... maybe she's looking for some nutrient she's not getting? (I've been feeding her and Clyde ProPlan dry food and Fancy Feast canned, but after reading some of the information on this site, I think I'm going to start looking for something better for them.)

Any thoughts on what might have gotten Pearl started on this? Should I worry?
post #2 of 26
I wouldn't - One of my cats didn't start making biscuits untill a little later on in life - I think its just a comfort thing!
post #3 of 26
Ok, in all my experience with animals, I'm in the dark on this subject.... can someone explain a little further?! haha
post #4 of 26
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Originally Posted by BuzbyJLC10
Ok, in all my experience with animals, I'm in the dark on this subject.... can someone explain a little further?! haha


Agreed.

Please define making biscuits for me.
post #5 of 26
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Originally Posted by TaraJason
Agreed.

Please define making biscuits for me.
Making biscuits refers to the kneading motion cats make with their front paws which looks sort of like someone kneading dough. Kittens originally do this to find and prepare a nipple to suckle on mommy cat. Some cats don't outgrow this action and it can be a sign that they are content.

Carol, chances are it might just be another expression of Pearl's happiness and love she feels for you.
post #6 of 26
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Originally Posted by Nisha
Carol, chances are it might just be another expression of Pearl's happiness and love she feels for you.

Aww, I hope so! I do seem to have her completely snowed -- this kitty thinks I hung the moon. :-)
post #7 of 26
Awww...She obviously loves you very much!!!

It hurts a bit when they get too relaxed and the claws come out though!! Ouch!
post #8 of 26
OK, wow! Just never heard it called that!! haha... Ollie kneeds occasionally when he's happy!
post #9 of 26
My cat kneads all the time. Sometimes he does it for long stretches of time.
post #10 of 26
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Originally Posted by jane_vernon
It hurts a bit when they get too relaxed and the claws come out though!! Ouch!
Gotta love that Oliver wear claw caps on his front feet!!!
post #11 of 26
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Originally Posted by Nisha
Some cats don't outgrow this action and it can be a sign that they are content.

or it may mean that they want you out of bed to be fed-- at least thats what PB uses kneading for now lol at 5 am just to get mommy out of bed to feed him! LOL

and yes thank god for softpaws because PB only kneads my HEAD.
post #12 of 26
Heheh!! Yeah, I love the kneading my head time!!! Ouchie!!
post #13 of 26
You think getting your head kneeded is bad try waking up from a nap and finding half of your head full of cat spit and if you try to move your mamma cat digs her claws into your scalp to let you know that she isn't done cleaning you yet!
post #14 of 26
Never heard it called that before! In that case, Sleeves is a professional baker! He does it all the time. Happy kitty!
post #15 of 26
Maggie May kneads my stomach or legs almost every night. Jazz a Boo has only started to knead me recently and only occassionally, she usually kneads the blanket!
post #16 of 26
Both Duke and Sibohan kneed my dough, it's sweet but somtimes they feel inclined to kneed me at odd hours of the day such as 3 am and they get scared they run over and start kneeding my arm or my belly... talk about a strange wake up.
post #17 of 26
Lots of bakers out there it seems. So cute though.

I count myself lucky that Chloé only headbutts me in the middle of the night... so far.
post #18 of 26
My 11 month old cat Nepheline started kneading just last week! I was so surprised! She has always been affectionate but all of a sudden she wants to sit on my lap all time and has started kneading. I couldn't be happier!
post #19 of 26
My Natasha kneeds and drools when she is happy
post #20 of 26
I was a little worried for my little guy since i thought all cats do the kneeding my little guy is 3months old and does not do the kneeding... but now that i know they grow out of it, i guess he got rid of it pretty quick. thanks for the info.

kathy
post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by Nisha
Lots of bakers out there it seems. So cute though.

I count myself lucky that Chloé only headbutts me in the middle of the night... so far.

the same thing happens to me always 4 in the morning when i dont want to get up ...lol
post #22 of 26
I`d never heard it called that either!
Neither of my cats "kneed" on people...but they do kneed in the air sometimes when they are bing petted.
I know one gal whose cat will stand on her (the pet owners) stomache and kneed with a paw on each of her breasts. I`ve seen this cat do this for an hour at a time. It`s cute for a minute or so....but I think i`d discourage the cat from continuing for that long!
Linda
post #23 of 26
Josie kneaded as a kitten, outgrew it, and then it came back. She kneads my shoulder and upper arm before she curls up in my armpit. If I lay down for a nap and she wants to nap with me, she'll knead my tummy before she lays down.
post #24 of 26
Yes, Luna didn't knead or make biscuits until she was almost a year old. I figured it was mainly because she was separated from her mom at a young young age (like 1-2 months).
She looks awkward doing it though.

You know, I didn't know what "Making Biscuits" was either until this thread. I just assumed either it was another slang for "Having Buns in the oven" or the total opposite term of that being poop. LOL
post #25 of 26
Boss doesn't knead, but Rice does all the time.
I raised him from a very young age, so he has always done it.
He runs around the house looking for me making kind of a "chirping" noise.
Not sure how to describe it.
once he finds me he runs to me and curls up on my stomache or chest and kneads my shirt and drools.
he usually ends up sucking on my shirt for about 10 min. and then falling asleep, purring very loudly.
once he wakes up I am left with a large wet spot on my shirt.

Hes a silly little thing
post #26 of 26
A lot of my kitties knead - I love it!
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