Why Do Cats Roll

Instinctual Behavior

Rolling is an instinctual behavior passed down from their wild ancestors, aiding in scent marking and camouflage.

Stretching and Flexibility

Rolling helps cats stretch their muscles, promoting flexibility and maintaining their agility.

Playful Expression

Cats often roll as part of their playtime, expressing joy and contentment.

Scent Communication

When cats roll on objects or people, they leave their scent as a form of communication and territory marking

Showing Trust

Rolling over in front of you indicates that your cat trusts and feels comfortable in your presence.

Temperature Regulation

Cats may roll to adjust their body temperature, especially on cool surfaces during warm weather.

Bonding Behavior

Rolling can be a bonding behavior, and some cats roll to seek attention and affection from their owners.

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