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27th May '17 9:47:54 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'' the cats often rub their faces together or wash each other as a sign of affection (or "sharing tongues" as its called). Cats also touch their noses to different parts of their bodies to signify different gestures, such as to comfort another cat or to show respect. This is pretty much what cats do in RealLife, so it works pretty well.

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* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'' the cats often rub their faces together or wash each other as a sign of affection (or "sharing ("sharing tongues" as its called). Cats also touch their noses to different parts of their bodies to signify different gestures, such as to comfort another cat or to show respect. This Cats will occasionally hook their tails together however this is pretty much what cats do in RealLife, so it works pretty well.never [[TheFourLoves platonic]], though sharing tongues does take place between friends or family.
27th May '17 9:43:36 PM Pichu-kun
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* Not animals, but in the future world of the ''Literature/{{Xenogenesis}}'' series, humanity has been altered by aliens, and as a result adults feel extreme discomfort if they make skin-to-skin contact with one another. Because of this, stroking someone's hair has become the default gesture of affection.
* Also not animals, but there are a lot of lipless aliens in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''. Andalites kiss by stroking each other with their palms. Hork-Baijir kiss by touching their foreheads against each other.



* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', kissing is a problem for female Shepard and her optional [[InterspeciesRomance alien Love Interest]] Garrus, as his species doesn't really have lips and swapping saliva could lead to a fatal allergic reaction for both of them. They settle for a HeadbuttOfLove instead. [[http://nicca-11y.deviantart.com/art/How-to-kiss-a-turian-II-254551631 Fanart has fun with this]].



** In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Hearts and Hooves Day", pony couples are shown performing Eskimo kisses. This appears again in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E8HardToSayAnything Hard to Say Anything]] when Big Mcintosh nuzzles Sugar Belle's nose.

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** In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Hearts and Hooves Day", pony couples are shown performing Eskimo kisses. This appears again in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E8HardToSayAnything "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E8HardToSayAnything Hard to Say Anything]] Anything]]" when Big Mcintosh nuzzles Sugar Belle's nose.
27th May '17 9:41:58 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Disney/TheAristocats'' shows Duchess and O'Malley sharing an affectionate moment by holding ''tails'' as though they were holding hands.



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* ''Disney/TheAristocats'' shows Duchess and O'Malley sharing an affectionate moment by holding ''tails'' as though they were holding hands.



** In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Hearts and Hooves Day", pony couples are shown performing Eskimo kisses.

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** In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Hearts and Hooves Day", pony couples are shown performing Eskimo kisses. This appears again in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E8HardToSayAnything Hard to Say Anything]] when Big Mcintosh nuzzles Sugar Belle's nose.




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* In episode XCIV of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' a few of the assasins from the Cult of Aku see a buck and doe nuzzling their noses together. Being raised as {{Tyke Bomb}}s, they don't understand what such affectionate gestures mean.
26th May '17 6:12:48 AM NightShade96
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Compare FantasticArousal, for less... innocent situations.

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Compare FantasticArousal, for less... innocent situations. Also compare NonStandardKiss.
18th May '17 4:45:44 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'': Both the original movie and the [[{{Sequelitis}} thirteen sequels]] has affection in the form of neck-crossing, snout-nuzzling, and the occasional platonic lick on the cheek. This can lead to a little confusion, as baby dinosaurs who are quadrupedal often use their snouts as hands in games like tag. One circumstance had Littlefoot briefly reacting to an unexpected "tag, you're it" from Ali as one might to an a AccidentalKiss.



* The ponies on ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePony'' comfort each other by nuzzling and licking.

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* The ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'':
** In the original ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials''
ponies on ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePony'' comfort used to nuzzle and lick each other by like real ponies do. Further in G1 the characters became [[AnthropomorphicShift more anthropomorphic]] and the licking was phased out. It hasn't been used since G1, though ponies have been shown nuzzling and licking.in works such as ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends''.



* Lampshaded on ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' in the episode "The Falcon and the Snow Job." After rescuing Kitka (the GirlOfTheWeek falcon), Skipper goes in for the big kiss, only to be interrupted by King Julien mocking them (and making pecking gestures with his hands):

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'':
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Lampshaded on ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' in the episode "The Falcon and the Snow Job." After rescuing Kitka (the GirlOfTheWeek falcon), Skipper goes in for the big kiss, only to be interrupted by King Julien mocking them (and making pecking gestures with his hands):



* ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' - both the original movie and the [[{{Sequelitis}} thirteen sequels]] - has affection in the form of neck-crossing, snout-nuzzling, and the occasional platonic lick on the cheek. This can lead to a little confusion, as baby dinosaurs who are quadrupedal often use their snouts as hands in games like tag. One circumstance had Littlefoot briefly reacting to an unexpected "tag, you're it" from Ali as one might to an a AccidentalKiss.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' - both the original movie and the [[{{Sequelitis}} thirteen sequels]] - has affection in the form of neck-crossing, snout-nuzzling, and the occasional platonic lick on the cheek. This can lead to a little confusion, as baby dinosaurs who are quadrupedal often use their snouts as hands in games like tag. One circumstance had Littlefoot briefly reacting to an unexpected "tag, you're it" from Ali as one might to an a AccidentalKiss.
18th May '17 4:41:03 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''TheSwanPrincess,'' Lt. [[SpeciesSurname Puffin]] manages to give a kiss to the back of Odette's hand. The tip of his beak kind of... folds back.

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* In ''TheSwanPrincess,'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess,'' Lt. [[SpeciesSurname Puffin]] manages to give a kiss to the back of Odette's hand. The tip of his beak kind of... folds back.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has actually shown both variants of the trope. Spike fantasizes about kissing Rarity in "A Dog and Pony Show" and is kissed on the cheek twice by Rarity in "Secret of my Excess". Also, at the end of "Canterlot Wedding", Cadence and Shining Armor are shown kissing in the usual way.
* Two pigeons that show up in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' movie, ''The Beast With a Billion Backs'' French kiss. Interestingly, the two pigeons are otherwise normal pigeons and their beaks don't get as pliant and squishy as human lips.




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* Lions in ''Disney/TheLionKing'' usually kiss by licking each others cheeks however they seem to have a concept of human kissing. In ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'' Kovu and Kiara accidentally kiss and get embarrassed afterwards, though it could be argued they were embarrassed about the physical contact instead of the action.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has actually shown both variants of the trope. Spike fantasizes about kissing Rarity in "A Dog and Pony Show" and is kissed on the cheek twice by Rarity in "Secret of My Excess". Also, at the end of "Canterlot Wedding", Cadence and Shining Armor are shown kissing in the usual way.
* Two pigeons that show up in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' movie, ''The Beast With a Billion Backs'' French kiss. Interestingly, the two pigeons are otherwise normal pigeons and their beaks don't get as pliant and squishy as human lips.



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* ''Disney/TheLionKing'' uses the "crossing necks" variant, for both romantic and familial affection. Nala also licks Simba's face when they are [[GRatedSex getting really intimate]].
* ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'' does, at a couple points, have Kovu and Kiara kiss like humans, both on the cheek and on the "lips."

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* ''Disney/TheLionKing'' ''Disney/TheLionKing'':
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uses the "crossing necks" variant, for both romantic and familial affection. Nala also licks Simba's face when they are [[GRatedSex getting really intimate]].
* ** ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'' does, at a couple points, have Kovu and Kiara kiss like humans, both on the cheek and on the "lips."



* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'' the cats often rub their faces together or wash each other as a sign of affection. Which is pretty much what cats do in RealLife, so it works pretty well.

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* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'' the cats often rub their faces together or wash each other as a sign of affection. Which affection (or "sharing tongues" as its called). Cats also touch their noses to different parts of their bodies to signify different gestures, such as to comfort another cat or to show respect. This is pretty much what cats do in RealLife, so it works pretty well.



* For the dragons of the Literature/AgeOfFire verse, a crossing necks is the equivalent of a kiss, while folding wings over another is a hug.
* The [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Kantri]] of Literature/TalesOfKolmar have rigid faceplates, but have affectionate gestures similar to the above dragons, as well as twining together and touching faceplates.

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* For the dragons of the Literature/AgeOfFire ''Literature/AgeOfFire'' verse, a crossing necks is the equivalent of a kiss, while folding wings over another is a hug.
* The [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Kantri]] of Literature/TalesOfKolmar ''Literature/TalesOfKolmar'' have rigid faceplates, but have affectionate gestures similar to the above dragons, as well as twining together and touching faceplates.



* According to WordOfGod, ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' stroke hair, horns and brow ridges rather than kiss. This can be seen between [[spoiler:Goliath and Demona]] in the 5-part series premiere, "Awakening."

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'':
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According to WordOfGod, ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' Gargoyles stroke hair, horns and brow ridges rather than kiss. This can be seen between [[spoiler:Goliath and Demona]] in the 5-part series premiere, "Awakening."
8th Mar '17 6:18:19 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* In ''Webcomic/SandraAndWoo'', Woo and his LoveInterest Lily are portrayed [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/04/01/0151-spring-fever/ rubbing palms]]. Since raccoons' palms are supersensitive, [[WordOfGod the author]] thought it would be a neat alternative.

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* In ''Webcomic/SandraAndWoo'', Woo The musical version ''Theatre/TheLionKing'' follows the movie's model by having the lion's hug and his LoveInterest Lily are portrayed [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/04/01/0151-spring-fever/ rubbing palms]]. Since raccoons' palms are supersensitive, [[WordOfGod the author]] thought it would be a neat alternative.
nuzzle, despite them being played by human actors able to kiss now.



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* In ''Webcomic/SandraAndWoo'', Woo and his LoveInterest Lily are portrayed [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/04/01/0151-spring-fever/ rubbing palms]]. Since raccoons' palms are supersensitive, [[WordOfGod the author]] thought it would be a neat alternative.



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* The musical version ''Theatre/TheLionKing'' follows the movie's model by having the lion's hug and nuzzle, despite them being played by human actors able to kiss now.
12th Feb '17 10:38:47 AM sorceressmon9
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Balto}}'', Jenna and Balto nuzzle each other or touch noses to show affection.
28th Dec '16 2:17:14 PM DracoKanji
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* Dog owners often refer to their dog licking a face as getting "kissed", more so for small breeds.

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* Dog owners often refer to their dog licking a face as getting "kissed", more so for small breeds. Puppies lick their mother's muzzle to get her to vomit food for them. In adulthood, the same gesture demonstrates acceptance of the lick-ee's higher rank.



** Puppies lick their mother's muzzle to get her to vomit food for them. In adulthood, the same gesture demonstrates acceptance of the lick-ee's higher rank.
* Among sociable mammals, such as chimps, baboons, or rats, mutual grooming can serve a similar function to human kissing.
** In fact, the male Crab-eating Macaque will groom the female so she'll agree to mate.

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** Puppies lick their mother's muzzle to get her to vomit food for them. In adulthood, the same gesture demonstrates acceptance of the lick-ee's higher rank.
* Among sociable mammals, such as chimps, baboons, or rats, mutual grooming can serve a similar function to human kissing.
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kissing. In fact, the male Crab-eating Macaque will groom the female so she'll agree to mate.


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* Parrots will nip at each other's beaks to show affection, either between mates or close family members (siblings, children and parents, etc.). They'll do this with humans they like too, usually but not always gently enough not to hurt our "soft beaks".
28th Dec '16 2:14:13 PM DracoKanji
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* Dog owners often refer to their dog licking a face as getting "kissed", more so for small breeds. Cats nuzzling their owners is also often said to be this.
** Though cats have scent glands in their muzzles, and this is at least partly them marking you as "their property." Bumping the top of their head against you is more akin to actual affection. The page image shows Nala doing this to Simba (she's also rubbing her muzzle on him, but it starts as more of a headbutt).

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* Dog owners often refer to their dog licking a face as getting "kissed", more so for small breeds.
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Cats nuzzling their owners is also often said to be this.
** Though cats have scent glands in their muzzles, and this is at least partly them marking you
this. They also [[HeadbuttOfLove headbutt]] as "their property." Bumping the top a sign of their head against you is more akin to actual affection. The page image shows Nala doing this to Simba (she's also rubbing her muzzle on him, but it starts as more of a headbutt).
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