Why do cats rub their faces and bodies on walls and surfaces?


When cats rub their faces specifically on corners or edges of objects, they are targeting areas where their scent can be more prominently deposited. Each facial pheromone carries a different pheromone component and is identified as F1 to F5. The F3 facial pheromone is deposited, especially on corners which often have a higher concentration of scents due to these areas being at cat nose height allowing them to brace against the corner intensifying the rub, making them ideal spots for cats to leave their mark.

Amanda Campion

Clinical Feline Behaviourist


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