Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: July 9, 2023 by Crystal Uys

bengal kneading blanket

Okay, not those kinds of biscuits! But seriously, having a cat knead you with their paws, also known as “making biscuits,” is one of the sweetest feelings in the world, isn’t it? The Conversation explored this topic in depth, presenting several theories as to why cats do this. Click here to read Why do cats knead with their paws.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Sunday, we celebrated Father’s Day, on Monday, we shared important information about raw food safety, on Tuesday, we featured super adorable cat pens from Triple T Studios, on Wednesday, Dr. Ingrid Niesman asked parents of senior Siamese cats to participate in a survey, on Thursday, I shared my secret of how cats and breakables can co-exist, and on Friday we featured supplements and treats from Dinovite.

Watching videos of Nala and Dean Nicholson and seeing the bond between those two often brings tears to my eyes.The other day I came across this lovely video from The Dodo. Enjoy!


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5 Comments on Mews and Nips: Why Do Cats Like to Make Biscuits? Kneading Explained

  1. My tuxedo boy, Cory, makes biscuits, but we call it “playing the piano” because he reminds us of a tuxedo clad pianist in a concert hall !

  2. Love their kneading..I call it marching..just wish I could show them where to “March” great little massi…lol

  3. Tasha is my little baker “kneading dough”.
    Just watching the kittens is so relaxing hearing them purr and knead.

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