Why Do Cats Stick Their Bum in the Air When You Pet Them?

When you stroke your cat down her back does she suddenly go into elevator butt position lowering her front end and raising up her hind quarters? If so, thats a very common position meant as a friendly gesture and an invitation to continue scratching or petting her in that location.

Do cats get turned on when you pet them?

So why do cats do this? It’s a controversial topic in the feline behavior world, but many believe it’s simply due to overstimulation. Repetitive petting can cause your cat to become overly excited, and trigger an arousal-based bite. Commonly, I see static electricity as a reason for cats to bite during petting.

Why do cats act weird when you scratch the base of their tail?

Cats act weird when you scratch the base of their tail because of highly-sensitive nerve endings clustered at the tail’s base. A few gentle strokes might be soothing at first, but excessive tail petting could be overstimulating or painful. This scratching may mimic a sensual response in females.

Why do cats like their bum tapped?

This is basically because a concentration of nerve endings make your cat’s butt the best place for them to get maximum pet-age for their efforts. The sensation of being scratched or petting stimulates the nerve endings and helps your cat feel happy and relaxed!

Cats stick their bum in the air when you pet them because that is a cats positive response to the fact that you have hit the right spot when petting them. This action is lovingly called elevator butt. Not all cats enjoy being scratched along the spine or at the tail base, but if your cat does, you have probably seen the elevator going up.

The other common reason cats raise their backs and bums is that it is reminiscent of behaviors they had as kittens. They might be itchy there or think the gentle massage of patting and petting feels good.

Your cat enjoys the sensation because there are many nerve endings at the base of their tails and around their hips. While your cat thinks it is essential to make you smell like them, you will not need to take a shower after this kind of petting. Cats can suffer from a slipped disc like humans, and a sudden pain along their back might be a sign of the condition.

Cats raise their backs and bums when you pet them to communicate trust and appreciation. Cats retain kitten behavior when they raise their bums towards you because they see you as a surrogate parent.

You may have noticed that, when you pet or scratch your cats back, her butt goes up in the air. She might even lean way down on her front paws to get her butt higher in the air while you scratch. This usually happens when you scratch her lower back and down to the base of her tail. Why do cats raise their butts like that?

A cat that isnt doing this may still enjoy the petting, but perhaps not in that right spot, or maybe theyre just not feeling very affectionate at that time.

1. Your cat trusts you.

When cats lift their back and rear, they are telling you that they trust you and appreciate all that you do for them. When you pet them on the back and they raise their back or rear, they might also be trying to make petting feel better for themselves by providing more force.

3. Your female cat is in heat.

If your female cat is unspayed, she might be doing the elevator butt to display entirely different behavior. When female cats are in heat, they raise their bums in the air because this is how they would present for a male cat. Your best option when your cat is doing this is to wait for the heat to pass, then take them to the vet to get spayed.

How do cats like to be petted?

There is no one sure petting trick that all cats love. You can try to figure out what works for your cat by trying different petting styles until you find one that your cat will enjoy. Purring and rubbing are the most apparent signs of enjoyment.