The tickle response is actually an involuntary physical reaction to something touching your skin. The reason for it is to protect your skin from getting damaged by something foreign touching it. This happens with every part of your body.
Cats have a ticklish face mainly due to their whiskers which also act as sensors, detecting any movement around them.
A thing to note is that cats are sensitive to pain, and it is difficult to tell whether they are being tickled or in pain.
We would say yes! A lot of people who own cats say they like being tickled, and often it comes as part and parcel with playing with them.
Play with your cat and incorporate tickling into the play, including petting, scratching, playing with toys, grooming and cuddling.
You should never use force to play with your cat or pinch their skin. Also, you shouldn’t do it during meal times or nap times.