How to Tell if Cats Like You

by Alex Kountry
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It can be difficult to tell if cats like you or not, but there are some definite signs to look for. If a cat rubs against you, purrs, or meows, they are probably trying to tell you that they like you!

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It can be difficult to tell if a cat likes you or not. They are often seen as independent creatures that don’t need humans. However, there are some signs that you can look for that indicate a cat’s affection towards you. Cats have their own unique way of showing they care, and it is important to remember that not all cats will show their affection in the same way. However, by paying attention to a few key behaviors, you can get a good sense of whether or not your cat likes you.


If your cat snuggles up to you, purring contentedly, it’s a good sign that they like you. If they bring you “presents” (like dead mice), that’s also a sign of affection. If they stare at you, it could mean they’re trying to communicate something to you. And finally, if they groom you, they are definitely showing you love.

They purr when you pet them

Cats purr when they’re content, and one of the things that can make them content is being petted by someone they trust. If your cat starts purring when you pet them, it’s a good sign that they enjoy your company and see you as a friend.

They follow you around

One way to tell if cats like you is if they follow you around. If they only do this when they want something, like food, then it’s not necessarily a sign of affection. But if they follow you around even when they’re not hungry, it shows that they enjoy your company and want to be near you.

They sleep on you

A cat’s favorite spot is often its owner’s lap. If your cat frequently sleeps on you, it probably likes you a lot. Cats are very temperature sensitive, so they enjoy sleeping in warm places. When a cat sleeps on you, it is claiming you as its territory and marking you with its scent. This behavior usually indicates that the cat feels comfortable and safe around you.

They bring you presents

One of the ways you can tell if cats like you is if they bring you presents. This could be anything from a dead mouse to a piece of string. If your cat brings you something, it means they think you’re worth spending their time on.


In conclusion, cats usually like people who give them attention and affection, provide them with food and shelter, and respect their space. If you think your cat doesn’t like you, there are a few things you can do to try to improve the situation. Spend more time playing with your cat, offer them treats, and give them a place to hide if they feel overwhelmed.

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Alex Kountry

Alex Kountry is the founder of HayFarmGuy and has been a backyard farmer for over 10 years. Since then he has decided to write helpful articles that will help you become a better backyard farmer and know what to do. He also loves to play tennis and read books


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