Top 10 Cats Poking Their Tongue out



It is around this time of year when many people will already be breaking their New Year resolutions. In fact, stats say that around 80% of all New Year resolutions are broken or forgotten about in the first 7 days of the new year! But does anyone really care? The only promise you are breaking is the one to yourself and even the cat seems to be mocking you by walking around with its tongue out! And it is also Caturday so to cheer you up I bring you…


Top 10 Cats Poking Their Tongue out


Cat Poking its Tongue out
Cat Poking its Tongue out

10 – “when I poke my tongue out it goes dark!”

So why do cats poke their tongues out? Well I hope to find out because it might be funny seeing them do it, but I do just hope they do it because they are hot, or just tasting the air or something, not because they are stressed or ill. Let’s hope it really is just for fun.

Cat Poking its Tongue out
Cat Poking its Tongue out

9 – “Yesss masssster?!?”

So you often see your cat sticking its tongue out wondered why a cat’s tongue is so rough?  Well, it is called “papillae” and it is basically tiny barbs made of keratin. And here is a weird one for you, keratin is exactly the same stuff that is found in human fingernails! So we really are very much like our pets.

Cat Poking its Tongue out
Cat Poking its Tongue out

8 – “The prickly truth of what a cat’s tongue really looks like”

For some cats sticking tongue out symptom might well be that they are just about to clean themselves and are drying their tongue out. While self-grooming their tongue releases endorphins which helps them calm down when they are stressed or anxious.

Cat Poking its Tongue out
Cat Poking its Tongue out

7 – Now this is how you blow a raspberry, phhhhrrrrrrtttttttttt!

We have all seen those cat sticking tongue out gif animations, and it is this cat that is the most seen. I have no idea what its name is, or what breed it is, but if ever there was an image of cats sticking their tongue out to be seen it is this one.

Cat Poking its Tongue out
Cat Poking its Tongue out

6 – “Pleasssse pick me, I am the bessssst!”

If you see a cat sticking tongue out and panting, it often means they are hot and bothered, so why not create a cool corner for them to cool down in. But if you frequently see your cat cleaning themselves in front of you this is generally taken as a sign of trust! So does your cat trust you?

Cat Poking its Tongue out
Cat Poking its Tongue out

5 – “Whenever I blow raspberries in the sun I see the magical spit fairy’s! ”

I have always thought that when I see a cat sticking tongue out repeatedly it just means it is being rude like cats often are!  But if you see a cat groom himself thoroughly after catching a bird or other animal they are doing it to erase all evidence of scent ready for the hunt ahead just like Lions and Tigers!

Cat Poking its Tongue out
Cat Poking its Tongue out

4 – “I bet you can’t do this!? ”

Maybe, just maybe cats sticking tongue out is just to wind you up because they know more about the universe than us.  With that confident walk, dominant purring and claws of death.  Is it any wonder the cat is poking its tongue out at you! Us cats owners are there to feed them and let them out when they wish, that is all. Well most of us are anyway.

Cat Poking its Tongue out
Cat Poking its Tongue out

3 – The phantom window licker!

We have all seen those cat sticking tongue out youtube videos, and often they are worth a laugh. Just as long as the cat is doing it for good reasons like cooling down or grooming, that is OK. But do keep an eye out on your cat and make sure it is not poking its tongue out too often.

Cat Poking its Tongue out
Cat Poking its Tongue out

2 – Light sssspeed to planet heavy petting!!!

Here is a deadly and scary fact for you. The  papillae (Bards) on a cat’s tongue are intended to be used in grooming themselves, but they also evolved that way to make it easier to rip the flesh from the bones of prey! Now look at your cat poking its tongue out, or is it just sizing you up for dinner?

Cat Poking its Tongue out
Cat Poking its Tongue out

1 – Mouth Rug

What on earth is that thing hanging out of that cats mouth!? And more importantly, where does it go when it goes back into his little mouth?!?