Learning The “Secrets” of Animals

How to Understand Your Cat Better

Cats are one kind of pet that can be quite challenging to understand if you have not taken care of one yet. Even if it becomes quite challenging at times to really get what your cat is needing, this article will give you some help in certain aspects of the cat language. Bear in mind that just like other animals, cats are also well endowed with the means to communicate with you, you just have to have a little practice in understanding their language more.

When it comes to cats, it can be very easy to know if they are angry or scared. For example, when they are angry, then you see them arching their backs, spreading their tails out like a bottle brush, and puffing up. Moreover, you can also tell when they are scared when their ears are flat to their head and then they cower. However, how will you know if your cat is relieved? You will see that they are more relaxed, will have a stretch, and then will clean themselves. When they are finished cleaning themselves, that is the time that you stroke them because they are much calmer and would like to have some time for relaxation after the thing that has bothered them is already gone.

If you want to know what your cat is trying to say, then it is best that you take a look at their tail. If you see the tail of your cat whipping from side to side direction, then you know that they are upset or angry about something that is opposite when a dog is wagging their own tail. With the mention of dogs, you know that they are happy approaching you if they slob everywhere when they come greeting you. If you talk about cats, on the other hand, you can see that they are happy to greet you when they approach you with a tail that is vertically upward and completely straight. If the cat considers you a stranger but wants to know you, then it will go near you with a tail that is vertical and the tip that is pointed to your direction.

Now, with vocal noises, cats can make a lot of kinds of sounds. For example, when they are scared or angry, they hiss and spit while they purr when they are comfortable. Nevertheless, there are still some noises that they are more than capable of making. If you hear a cat meowing at you, then this usually means that they consider you an overgrown kitten because you cannot properly speak their language. Typically, when you hear short mews from them, then they could mean to say hello or want something such as wanting to go outside, food, or some affection.