Are animals ticklish?

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Tickling is a funny thing! Scientists are constantly learning and discovering new things about this ticklish subject!

From what we know right now, it seems pretty certain that some kinds of animals are ticklish. Primates (like monkeys and apes) react to ticking very similarly to the way we do – by squirming and laughing. But with other animals, it’s harder to know if the sounds they make and the squirming they might do are laughing and writhing from a tickle, or calls for help and attempts to get away! (And not the funny kind you do when being tickled.)

However, by studying the reactions of certain animals, scientists have been able to narrow down a few others they believe are ticklish, including dogs and even rats! It’s possible that more ticklish animals will be discovered soon too. – Laugh on!
 

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