A cat forum. CatBanter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » CatBanter forum » Cat Newsgroups » Cat health & behaviour
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Standing up to head-butt your the palm of your hand



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old September 16th 15, 04:58 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
John Doe[_2_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 161
Default Standing up to head-butt your the palm of your hand

My Calico stands on its hind legs to butt the palm of my hand when my
hand is raised above its head. Sometimes it grabs my hand but rarely
uses its claws. It obviously enjoys that, it will do it three or more
times in a row consistently. So I wonder how it learned. I've been
trying to teach my other cats to do the same. My male is so far
uninterested. But my bully cat appears to be learning quickly. The first
time or two it scratched/bit at my hand as one might expect. But the
last time it appears to have butted my hand. It's kind of interesting
because the Calico is eager to do it. No reward except attention, just
having fun. will see if it works out that way with the bully. So I
figure somebody taught the Calico to do that.

It's really good interaction, obviously they thoroughly enjoy it, but I
haven't seen it before.
  #2  
Old September 26th 15, 05:48 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
my
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 13
Default Standing up to head-butt your the palm of your hand

On Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 12:00:55 AM UTC-4, John Doe wrote:
My Calico stands on its hind legs to butt the palm of my hand when my
hand is raised above its head. Sometimes it grabs my hand but rarely
uses its claws. It obviously enjoys that, it will do it three or more
times in a row consistently. So I wonder how it learned. I've been
trying to teach my other cats to do the same. My male is so far
uninterested. But my bully cat appears to be learning quickly. The first
time or two it scratched/bit at my hand as one might expect. But the
last time it appears to have butted my hand. It's kind of interesting
because the Calico is eager to do it. No reward except attention, just
having fun. will see if it works out that way with the bully. So I
figure somebody taught the Calico to do that.

It's really good interaction, obviously they thoroughly enjoy it, but I
haven't seen it before.


my calico will just sit in my lap and meow and purr and she will nudge her nose on my nose
  #3  
Old September 26th 15, 07:29 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
John Doe[_2_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 161
Default Standing up to head-butt your the palm of your hand

my wrote:

John Doe wrote:


My Calico stands on its hind legs to butt the palm of my hand when my
hand is raised above its head. Sometimes it grabs my hand but rarely
uses its claws. It obviously enjoys that, it will do it three or more
times in a row consistently. So I wonder how it learned. I've been
trying to teach my other cats to do the same. My male is so far
uninterested. But my bully cat appears to be learning quickly. The
first time or two it scratched/bit at my hand as one might expect.
But the last time it appears to have butted my hand. It's kind of
interesting because the Calico is eager to do it. No reward except
attention, just having fun. will see if it works out that way with
the bully. So I figure somebody taught the Calico to do that.

It's really good interaction, obviously they thoroughly enjoy it, but
I haven't seen it before.


my calico will just sit in my lap and meow and purr and she will nudge
her nose on my nose


I counted the number of times the Calico will stand on its hind legs and
head butt my hand. Over 24 times in a session.

Teaching the bully isn't going very well. It will go for my hand, but
seems it doesn't understand that it's supposed to head butt my hand.











 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Got a Head Butt and a MEOW jmcquown[_2_] Cat anecdotes 5 October 19th 08 11:30 PM
Standing in Line at Petsmart Sherry Cat health & behaviour 7 July 28th 07 01:11 PM
Persia did Upside Downey Head in my Hand! jmcquown Cat anecdotes 7 March 3rd 07 02:35 AM
whats the best furniture for standing up to cat claws? RobR Cat health & behaviour 27 June 21st 05 07:06 PM
New palm size ultrasound scanner, 2000 Q Gang Cat health & behaviour 0 March 12th 05 03:12 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2017 CatBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.