They have never been petted in the wild.
So no they won’t miss it.
They do not like to be touched.
Can Tigers be affectionate?
Tigers are perhaps the most fascinating of the big cats. Because tigers are so emotional, they are capable of unbelievable affection. The white tiger pictured on this page, Sabrina, is probably the most affectionate animal I know. She’s also extremely dangerous because of her intense emotional makeup.
Is it possible to pet a tiger?
Tigers are not domesticated cats, nor should they be kept as pets, but many people still care for them as such. It’s problematic to consider keeping a tiger or any big cat as a pet, yet thousands are currently kept as pets—more than are left in the wild.
Do tigers like humans?
Most tigers will only attack a human if they cannot physically satisfy their needs otherwise. Tigers are typically wary of humans and usually show no preference for human meat. Although humans are relatively easy prey, they are not a desired source of food.
Do lions like to be petted?
Just like house cats, lions spend a huge amount of time every day licking themselves clean. It’s not just because they’re fastidious; they’re working to remove as much of their scent as possible (so prey won’t be able to smell when they’re downwind!).