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Q: Why does she lick the wall?

December 1, 2011 | By Ches21 | 1 answer | Expired: 951 days ago

Ches21

Ever since Teddy was a kitten she goes to the wall right next to the front door and she will lick that wall right next to the front door to outside but only that wall right in the corner and she runs over there fast and licks it very fast several times every day it's like she has a bad addiction to it I don't mind her doing it but I was wondering if anyone knows why she would do this?

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Jillian
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Dec 01, 2011

Cats are attracted to strong smells. The front door will bring in outdoor scents and one of those may be triggering her. Santana will lick the carpet and wood walls, my best guess with that was both are very porous and can hold smells in better. Cats can't taste as well as we can, but their sense of smell is spot on so if something smells good they'll give it a lick w/o being able to truly separate from good and bad through their taste buds alone.

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