Why does my cat knead objects?
Similar to eating grass, veterinarians and pet experts don’t fully understand why cats perform the kneading ritual. Several theories about why cats knead include:
An increasing urge for a mate during their heat cycle.
Attempting to soften bedding or make a more comfortable place to lie down.
Having never grown out of the habit from their kitten years, cats continue to knead thinking it will produce milk.
Leave the scent from their foot pads in areas they wish to mark as their territory.
Signifies a form of flattery when kneading an owner.
Stimulating milk flow from their mother’s nipples.