Human touch is one of the most blissful things in the world – a handshake, a hug, or a kiss can improve a bad mood in an instant. But enjoying affection isn’t exclusive to humans: all kinds of animals love physical attention just as much as the next person — if not more. Here are just a few critters – big and small – who love getting a good tummy scratch so much that they probably wouldn’t care if they knew they were making the most hilarious and ridiculous faces.

Ticklish Turtle

Most people probably never realize just how much feeling a turtle has in its shell. This little guy prefers the feeling of a toothbrush to tickle his fancy.

Lounge Cat

Anyone who owns or has owned a cat knows that they are notoriously fickle animals who always want their own way no matter what. But when you get a chance to rub that furry belly, they are putty in your hands.

Pleased-As-Punch Piglet

When you’re a baby, everything in the world is wonderful and new. I guess that means this little baby pig is having the best belly scratching he has ever had.


As long as they have been known to humans, lions have been called “King of the Jungle.” While they may be fierce predators and animal royalty, they are the same adorably pliable balls of fur when it comes to belly rubs.

Topics: animals , funny , nature , fox , Hedgehog , lion , tiger , turtle
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