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Dec 30

Why do cats awkwardly lick their necks beneath their chins, and what is it called?

If you’ve spent any time around a domestic cat you might have noticed it tidy up after a meal by licking itself clean.

Well the instinctual MO is to lick your paw to scrub your face and ears with. You know basically they have a set of programmed/hardwired cleaning routines. One of which is to try to lick the spot at the very spot where the neck meets the head beneath their chins!

It is an amazing manoeuvre to witness, and once does not seem to be enough to get the area just right…

1 comment

  1. bigtomesz

    I think they are programmed to clean anything they can reach, with emphasis on places where food items might drip or splatter.

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