Cat Communication

Can cat communication really take place? How do you know that a cat is trying to "talk" to you? There are a few tips to learn about. Read on for more...

It should not come as a surprise to you that cat communication is possible and can be effectively carried out between owner and animal.

Having a pet is a huge responsibility and you have to learn how to treat each other in order to live in harmony.

Your cat can tell you a lot of things – it is true that the animals understand each other primarily through using scent, but our furry little friends have been domesticated for quite a long time now and have devised a system, in which to show humans their attitude.

It is essential for you to observe your cat carefully and try to learn more about its nature.

All cats “speak”, but just like us, humans each one has its unique character. Your pet may not be overly communicative and prefer its own company or the other way round.

So, the first step is to use the basics to read the general signs and then explore the behavior of the animal in more depth so that you can communicate beneficially for both sides.

One of the easiest ways to understand how a cat feels is to look at its tail.

When the tail is in a still vertical position, you fluffy treasure is happy and ready to tell you something and play with you.

The lower the tail goes, the more uncertain the cat is. Generally, as long as it is in a horizontal position or in a bit upper one, the animal is amicable.

You have to be well aware of the gestures that show negative and threatening emotions – the upward pointing bristling tail means the cat is angry and you have to leave it alone.

When the tail is pointing downwards the cat is being aggressive.

Other body parts that are used in cat communication to humans are primarily the ears.

When they are pricked forwards and have an oval outline, which reveals the slightly backward tilt this is a sign of the good mood of the pet.

The sharper the outline becomes, the more aggressive the animal is. When the ears are pointing backwards this can be a sign of submission and also show great fear.

The cat communication is rarely done through the eyes since the eye contact for these animals often means studying a potential threat and showing a defensive attitude.

Still, most people can readily rely on vocalization – from the friendly meow to the purrs showing content.


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