Why do cats like ear wax?

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According to a guy who did a study as part of his degree in Neuroscience he claims: "Using their sense of smell, the cats subconsciously realize that earwax has a nutritional value - specific olfactory receptors will be triggered by the scent of the fatty acids, the cholesterol, and also the dead skin cells (mostly protein). Cats are specifically attuned to the scent of animal proteins, hence their preference for meat - also the reason why cats hungrily devour earwax (and also love freshly picked scabs)."

Why do you have wax in your ears?

Functions of Ear Wax . Cleaning . Cleaning of the ear canal occurs as a result of the "conveyor belt" process of epithelial migration, aided by jaw movement. Cells f

What would it be like if we didn't have ear wax?

life on earth would not be the same. people would not be able to hear so we would use our other senses to hear. and q tips would go out of bussiness. and carrots would be th

What is in ear wax?

Ear Wax, or cerumen, is secreted in the ear to keep out small foreign objects such as dust and dirt (not unlike the snot in your nose). Most professionals will tell you that i

Why do cats love eating ear wax so much?

I t's because the main componets of earwax are fatty acids, cholesterol waxes and sloughed off skin cells. The cats mainly like the fatty acids though so that's why they eat i

Why does your cat like ear wax?

well my cat does it too im not sure the scientific reason but i know that it is something that tastes good to certain cats some cat even like to lick tears i saw that online
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Why do you get wax in your ear?

because it is cool. We get ear wax because it helps us clean our ears, and stops all the dirt to come inside out ear tubes. it builds up from all the sticky, tiny glands
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Why does my cat have an addiction to licking ear wax?

I know that ear wax contains vitamins that are very beneficial to rabbits, I suppose the same would apply to cats. I would just let him or her do it, it seems natural.