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Feeding Cat Ear Wax
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I can't remember how I figured this out, but my cat LOVES my ear wax. He'll come up and I'll stick my finger in my ear. The cat then licks my finger til the wax is gone. I can even smear the earwax on my arm, hand, etc and the cat loves to lick it up. (too bad his tongue is so rough - ha!) I find myself trying this with friends' cats, but they don't go for it. Not sure who's more normal, my cat for licking it or me for continually doing it. Is any of this normal??
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I've never heard of the Armpit thing, then again I've never invited my cats to take a mighty wiff of my pits... Anywho, yes, the ear wax thing is VERY normal. Cats have a special gland and use a sense of smell to detect whether or not they'll eat something. They also have a special gland that picks up nutritional value of an object upon being sniffed. Ear wax is composed of sebaceous fluids (triglyceride fatty acids, waxes, and cholesterol esters) and dead skin cells (protein). Considering cats especially pick up proteins, hence preferring meat, they'd go for the ear wax because of the nutritional value it holds.

Unlike us, they recognize our ear wax as a source of nutrition.
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Of course it's normal. I found this great explanation as to why they love it so much: http://www2.b3ta.com/files/cat-earwax-conundrum.htm
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can you guys just give your cats treats or something? i mean my cat loves to lick armpits but we don't let him do it. we shoo him away and fees him cat food and treats. come on people...
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You have enough earwax to smear on your arm, thats disgusting hahaha!
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smithee
bust out the peanut butter, they love that too
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today I stuck a hair pin in my ear because it was tching, and my cat licked it !! I did it again and she was soo happy...
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michael4p5
a__what in your ear did it hurt
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just give cat nip or sumthin. earwax is gross
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It good to know I am not alone. Kizzie loves ear wax...don't ask
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I didn't really believe you when I read this, but then I tried it. My cat NEVER licks me, even when I have food on my fingers. So, I stuck my finger in her ear and she smelled it and then...suspense..she actually licked it. Crazy shit.
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Aren't you the OP...?
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Anonymous
To the moron waaaay up there... someone who won't abuse it? Since you think letting a cat lick earwax off your finger, arm, or hand is abuse then I guess you'd think petting the damn thing is to?
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Anonymous
YOU ARE AN IDIOT
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This is totally normal. My cat too loves to lick and goes straight for my ears in the morning sometimes...which drives me nuts. I don't let him do it because it is gross to me, but it is not abnormal. They would not do it if it was abnormal. Cats lick. That's just their thing.

P.S. DoodyHead, you are creepy and abnormal for sure...or just a full of shit jackass.
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IT may sound weird but my cat does so to... not that i feed it to the cat but everytime i clean my ears with a cottenstick and leave it on the table... the PUCKING CAT EATS IT!!!
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My cat loves to lick cosmetics I put on my face...We have to educate our cat,not good for health.
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OMG MY CAT LOVES EAR WAX!!! he actually grabs my fingers with his paws when he smells it - I thought he was mental.
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and then australia is still like wtf!!
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tho i do find Virva's comment quite interesting and it makes sense, i still think it's odd to feed your cat ear wax
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Also,I just picked my ear to test my cat love it or not.but when I finished pick my ear,my cat already run from me and hiding in attic.Result:Not for my cat.
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michael4p5
you picked your ear how does it smell
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My cat virtually armwrestles me for the waxy delights of my finger if it catches me pulling it out of my ear. I have since, with varied success, tried to ween it onto Marmite which tastes pretty much the same to me and I am revolted by both- although given the choice I`d opt for the earwax (provided it was my own!) To all those of you who are disgusted by this subject- you poo in the sea! How disgusting is that!!!
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Okay, I just tried it and my catkid loves it also...so weird!
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Aha, your cat gets high off earwax... Mines happy with cheese
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My guess would be he just is comfortable with your scent and some cats will eat anything.
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...LOL maybe you should feed your cat some quality cat food so she/he wont think ear wax tastes good
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Lol!! My cat was licking my ear..!! Bit gross but Really Funny!!!
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michael4p5
just picked my ear to and the cats love it i smear it on my ear and the cats lick it up and it feels good and relaxing
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well my kitten used to lick my ear and pur.. it was rrly cute
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HAHAHAHAHA!!!
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I just gotta say...that's really weird and gross. XD It's your cat that's not normal, lol.
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Fucking dumbass
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curlyme
Meh cat lilo dus tht. Once i wer sleepin and she came in and started lickin meh ear. I woke ur with a shiver down meh spine and shed beeb lickin meh ears 4 about 5 mins. The next morning i had cuts and stuff all over meh ears o: it tickles tho
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well since cats like "interesting smells" get it high, then you can have fun and have the then stoned cat watch you fuck a chick that you got at a bar, the cat will love that and you will too unless your gay, then you should give away the cat and try to choke yourself with your own earwax
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I dont believe its normal. But I guess you have to be a weirdo to own a cat, so technically it is normal?
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