Why Does My Kitten Knead Me?

What your kitten is doing when it kneads you is rubbing its head, chin, back or shoulders against your body. This behaviour commonly occurs with kittens who are being stroked by their mother shortly after birth.

Kneading can also be a sign that your kitten wants to play with you – the direct opposite of what most people think! Kneading has nothing to do with sexual desire, although it can occasionally occur in adult cats as well. If this happens to you and your cat isn’t ready for sex yet then don’t let her get carried away – she may not stop until she’s had some fun!