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Does your cat dribble when purring and is it female?

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Dansak Mon 20-Jul-15 13:41:27

I have had four cats, two male and two female. Both of the female cats were big dribblers when purring but neither male cats did.

Is it a female thing or is it something else that makes them dribble?

flanjabelle Mon 20-Jul-15 13:43:45

dribble - yes
female - yes

Myfoofneedspruning Mon 20-Jul-15 13:44:40

Yes she does, it sounds like she is having an orgasm when she does that !

Kraggle Mon 20-Jul-15 13:45:29

Yes and Yes. There is so much drool!

Dansak Mon 20-Jul-15 13:49:02

I can't bear it when its just hanging out of her mouth waiting to drop or if she shakes her head grin.

I wonder why it happens...might have to do some googling.

babyiwantabump Mon 20-Jul-15 13:50:01

My male always dribbled but my female never has!

babyiwantabump Mon 20-Jul-15 13:50:22

My male was long haired my female is short haired

westcountrywoman Mon 20-Jul-15 13:53:56

I've had dribbly cats, both male and female.

Dansak Mon 20-Jul-15 13:56:37

Oh bang goes that theory then.

Opheliabumps Mon 20-Jul-15 13:58:47

My boy did this, a long haired ginger, he used to nuzzle my jumper dribbling furiously, I would be soaked! He grew out of it aged about 5 though.

ShuShuFontana Mon 20-Jul-15 14:00:00

idiotcat and his sister both dribble. previous cats have not, and have all been boys.

babyiwantabump Mon 20-Jul-15 14:16:14

Could it be hair length related?

jimblejambles Mon 20-Jul-15 14:20:33

Yes and yes. The vet told us it was probably because she was taken away from her mum too soon.

ProfYaffle Mon 20-Jul-15 14:22:04

Our short haired female used to do it, long haired male didn't.

Mendeleyev Mon 20-Jul-15 15:11:45

Both girl cats I've had have done it. Yuk! Present cat likes to knead, purr loudly, put her nose on you (like she's suckling) and dribble. It's very sweet in a disgusting way!

BeautifulBatman Mon 20-Jul-15 15:13:27

I've got 5 cats. Two dribble. One boy, one girl.

russiandwarf Mon 20-Jul-15 16:28:15

I have 2 cats, one male and one female and the female is a dribbler when she purrs...mainly when she is hanging over my shoulder so I can get the full impact grin

smoothieooo Mon 20-Jul-15 16:31:02

Dribbling boy here! Definitely not removed from his mum too soon either. Oddly enough, he's been more affectionate/dribbly since we lost his brother 2 years ago (he's 5).

Dansak Mon 20-Jul-15 19:54:40

According to google its a sign of total contentment, but still quite gross.

luxuriousblossom Mon 20-Jul-15 20:13:05

Meet my dribbler- male

GemmaTeller Mon 20-Jul-15 20:15:51

Male and female cat here and they both dribble.

luxurious thats a beautiful photo (and cat)

Dansak Mon 20-Jul-15 20:17:32

luxurious he is a beauty!

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TheOneWiththeNicestSmile Mon 20-Jul-15 23:13:54

3 females, no dribblers

shaska Tue 21-Jul-15 20:09:57

White soppy dribbler girl.

She also has slightly dodgy teeth and I have wondered if dribbling/tooth stuff was related.

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