If your cat lays its head on me, this post will show you a number of possible reasons why and what you can do about them.

So, why does my cat lay its head on me? Possible reasons why your cat lays its head on you are that it is spreading its scent onto you, it feels safer, it likes the feeling, or that it is being affectionate.

There are multiple possible reasons why your cat does it and it might be due to a combination of reasons. However, there are some things you can consider to help figure out the main cause and there are some things you can do about it.

Reasons why your cat lays its head on you

Below are some possible causes and what would make them more likely.

To spread its scent

Cats have sweat glands on their chin. The reason why your cat has been laying its face on you could be that it is rubbing its scent onto you as a way of claiming you as belonging to it. This would be more likely if your cat tends to rub its chin on you and if it also rubs itself against you as well.

Affection

The cause could also be that your cat is being affectionate. This would be more likely if your cat does it when you are petting it and if it shows positive body language by doing things such as purring as well.

It feels safer

The reason why your cat does it could also be that it makes your cat feel safer to be touching you. This would be more likely if your cat tends to do it more when other people or animals are around. It would also be more likely if it tends to do it more before you have left home since it could be due to having some separation anxiety.

Things to consider about your cat laying its face on you

Below are some things you can consider to help figure out the main cause.

If your cat has always layed its head on you

If your cat did not always lay its face on you, it would help to consider what else happened when your cat first started doing it. If it started doing it suddenly, it might be because it became more comfortable around you and it started showing you affection.

What is different when your cat does not lay its face on you

If your cat seems to be doing it more at a certain time, it would also help to consider what is different about the timing. For example, if your cat only does it when you are petting it, the cause could be that it is showing affection back to you.

What to do about your cat laying its face on you

Below are some options you have when dealing with the behavior.

Let it do it

It is not unusual for cats to lay their heads on their owners. If your cat has not been doing it excessively, it would likely be normal behavior.

Give it another place to sleep

If you do not want your cat to lay its head on you, another option would be to give your cat another place to sleep and to encourage your cat to sleep there.

Why does my cat lay its head on my legs?

The most likely reasons that your cat lays its head on to you are that it is showing you affection, touching your legs makes it feel safer and that it is marking its scent on to you.

Why does my cat lay its head on my hand?

The reason why your cat lays its head on your hand is likely to be that it feels safer, it wants you to pet it and that it is rubbing its scent on to you.

Why does my cat lay its head on my face?

The reason why your cat lays its head on your face is likely to be that it is showing you affection, it is rubbing its scent on to you and that it makes your cat feel safer.

Why does my cat lay its head on my shoulder?

The reason why your cat lays its head on your shoulder is also likely to be that it is showing you affection, it is rubbing its scent on to you and that it makes your cat feel safer.

Why does my cat lay its head on my feet?

Your cat likely lays its head on your feet because it makes your cat feel safer, it is rubbing its scent onto you and that it makes your cat feel safer.

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