Why Do Cats Put Their Butt in Your Face?

If you are a cat owner, you are undoubtedly very familiar with the backside of your cat. Mainly because they insist on shoving it in your face for some reason.

Cats use body language to communicate. A butt in the face is, oddly enough, a good thing! It can be a greeting, a sign of approval, or a way to show they are not threatened.

When cats greet each other, like dogs, they enjoy a sniff around the butt. Granted, cats aren’t always as eager to meet new cat-friends.

They Trust You

When your cat lifts its tail and exposes those glands to you, it is a way for them to say they are marking you.  They do the same thing by rubbing up against you with their faces or putting their paws on your face.

They are Showing off Their Scent

When a cat exposes their butt to you or another cat, it shows they do not find the situation threatening.

Non-Threatening Behavior