Understand Your Cat And What Its Body Language Means

Everyone knows that cats are the most illogical and unpredictable pets on this planet if not the entire universe. You cannot really work out what’s going through their beautiful furry little heads. However, cats have their language. And there is a chance that you will understand them even better if you learn i.e. have put together all the possible cat behaviours to help you get in sync with your pet. Well, if it allows you to.

1. The tail

 The tail is raised.

Your cat would probably be happy with its life its rail is raised upwards and curled.

Occasional twitches.

The cat may be worried or excited about something if the tail twitches occasionally.

The fur juts out.

When the fur on the cat’s tail juts out in all directions, it means your fluffy friend is feels threatened, or.is very excited.

The reason why it fluffs its tail is to create an illusion that the cat is larger than it is.

That way, your cat is trying to scare the enemy into thinking that the cat is really big and scary to deal with.

The tail vibrates.

 The cat when it’s agitated and glad to see you it vibrates its tail slightly.

It also means that your cat is anxiously waiting for something nice, for instance, for a treat.

The tail sticks straight up.

If your cat bends its back to form an “N” and sticks its tail straight up, you need to pay special attention to this.

The tail is inclined at a low angle.

 The straight, but inclined tail is a sign of slight aggression or fright.

The tail is lowered.

The cat when it’s frightened or feels guilty it lowers its tail toward the ground.

Most often, cats tuck their tails between their hind legs when they’re afraid.

Also, it’s a sign of insecurity and submission.

The tail is wagging from side to side.

 If the cat wags his tail from side to side sharply, it is a sign of anger.

It’s best to leave your pet alone. It might however also mean that you cat wants to play with you.

The cats can also wag their tails sitting next to its owner feeling completely satisfied, the reason may be to check for enemies behind its back.

2. The eyes.

Dilated pupils.

Dilated pupils indicates strong feelings: playfulness, agitation, fright, or aggression. In case of a new house your cat, it dilates its pupils as a sign of insecurity. Your cat may need time to be familiar with the people round.

A direct look.

 A direct eye contact it means your cat trusts you. Your pet is comfortable being around you.

3. Interactions with people.

Rubbing against you.

 If a cat rubs against you, it is marking you as its territory and property.


A poke with a wet nose is an expression of attachment. It shows that your cat feels comfortable and safe with you around.

Rubbing his head or tail.

 When the cat rubs its head, body or tail against you, it is a way of just saying hello to you.

Butting slightly.

 Head-butting is a sign of friendliness. Your pet is in love with you.

Shifting from one paw to another.

Cats, when they are happy they often move from one paw to another and also when they want to play.

Licking you.

A cat licking you is a sign of trust family bond.

Eating your hair.

A cat biting your hair means it’s trying to clean. It is another strong sign of love and trust.

When a cat bites you, it’s a sign that your pet wants some private time. Yep, cats also need some private time of their own, just like us humans. Whilst a light biting means your cat is just playing and enjoying being with you.

4. Other gestures.

A cat if it feels scared or worried, might press its ears against its head and also when it wants to play.

They also do this when sniffing something that has caught their attention and interest.

When it’s worried or anxious a cat sticks its tongue out slightly and licks itself.

5. Cat language.

A short sound mainly it’s for greeting or introducing its presence.

A lengthy meowing means that your cat is very delighted to see you. This occurs when you have been away from home for a time.

A long sound consisting of a mix of meowing and purring is a more persistent request or demand.

A low meow is your cat is ready to fight. Also, it might mean a complaint or indication of being dissatisfied.

An urgent demand is categorized by a loud sound especially when the cat wants more food.

A yean for close contact or attention is usually portrayed by a vibrating sound or a purr. Cats purr mostly when they are happy although they can do that for various reasons.

To gain trust from your cat always make sure that the paws have touched the ground when putting him down. That way it will start to trust you. Also always ask for permission before stroking your cat by extending your hand and letting your cat first rubs itself before you continue.

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