Cats roll to stretch their muscles and keep their joints flexible.
They mark territory with scent glands on their cheeks, paws, and tail base.
Rolling can relieve itchy skin from allergies or parasites.
Rolling is part of their playful antics, especially with toys or other cats.
It's a sign of trust when they roll over to show submission or friendliness.
Helps regulate body temperature on hot days by exposing less fur to the sun.
Cats do it simply because it feels good.
Rolling helps them access different areas for self-grooming.
They roll on new scents to explore their environment.
Mimicking prey movements helps them practice hunting skills, even with toys.
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