Cats living in Harmony
Cats love to be touched, stroked, and petted.
Cats will not only derive pleasure from having humans pat them, but they will also enjoy the company and bodily contact of other cats.
Where cats are living together in harmony, or where they have been brought up together, they will often sleep curled up together and also groom one another.
This happens more often with neutered female cats than with male cats, although it is not uncommon to see male cats grooming one another too.
Cats love to rub their body up against humans, in a show of affection and often also to leave their scent as a sign of ownership. Cats will exhibit the same behavior with other cats as they rub up against one another, but it is mainly as a sign of affection when they do this to other cats.
They can feel a sense of comfort and security by sharing their space with another cat and sleeping beside each other.
This is one of the reasons why it is well worth considering getting two kittens from a litter rather than one kitten when choosing.
It is also worth noting that male cats will rarely groom female cats so you might decide if choosing two kittens, to either get two female kittens or two male kittens but not one and another, as they might socialize better if they are the same gender.
Often where there are two cats in the family each cat will claim ownership of one member of the family.
If there is only one person in the household then that person will need to ensure that an equal amount of time is spent with both cats so that one cat doesn’t become jealous of the other leading to behavioral problems with one, or possibly both cats.