5 Great Ways Understanding Your Cat
12 Mar

5 Great Ways Understanding Your Cat

Everyone knows that cats are the most illogical and unpredictable pets. Can you work out what’s going through that furry little head? However, cats have their own language. Yes, they do have their own language. And if you learn it, there is a change you will understand them much better than before.

In this post, we have put together all the possible cat behaviors to help you find a common language with your cat and well if it allows you to. Additionally, there will be an additional 3 essential tips that will help you communicate with your cats better.


1. The Tail Behavior


Upward And Curled Tail

A raised upward and curled tail means your cat is happy with its life and well congrats to you if it does so. Now you have already become best friend with your cat.


Twitch Its Tail

And if your cat twitches its tail means your cat is either excited or worried about something. Additionally, vets expert say when a cat nervously jerks its tails or keeps knocking its tails on the floor it means your cat is in pain or stressed. Maybe it is time to take your cat to a nearby vet for a check-up just to be sure.


Fur Juts Out

Additionally, your cat will feel either very excited or threatened when the fur on the cat’s tail juts out in different directions. The aim of fluffing the tails is to create an illusion that the cat is larger than it is. In that way, your cat is showing its enemy (if have) that it is really big and scary to deal with.


Tail Vibrates

The cat vibrates its tail slightly when it is agitated and glad to see you which is clear enough when it does. It also can means that your cat is excited waiting for something, for instance, a threat or danger.


Tail Sticks Straight Up

If your cat happens to sticks it’s tail straight up and bends its back to form an “N” then you will definitely need to pay full special attention to this. It is a sign of extreme aggression and it occurs during self-defense. Try to calm your cat down by petting it if nothing dangerous or threatening happening around it (false alarm)


Low Angle Tail

The straight but inclined tails is a sign of slight aggression or fright. Also, when a cat does not know if there is a friend or enemy around, it keeps the tail at an angle of 45 degrees.


Lowered Tail

The cat lowers its tail toward the ground when it is frightened or feels guilty about something. Most often cats tuck their tails between their paws when they are afraid of something or someone. Moreover, it is a sign of insecurity and submission and takes a look around your house where your cat has probably done something naughty.


Wagging Tail From Side To Side

Your cat is in an angry mood if its tail wags sharply from side to side. It is best to leave your cat alone. However, it might also mean that your cat wants to play with you and it depends.

Now you may ask why do cats wag their tails while sitting next to their owners and feeling completely satisfied. The answer is simple 🙂

The cat checks if there are an enemy behinds its back.


2. The Eyes


Dilated Pupils

Dilated pupils indicate strong agitation, aggression, feelings, fright or playfulness. Also, it dilates its pupils as a sign that it is not used to the new place yet in case the house is new for your cat. This means your cat needs time to examine the situation before it settles down.


Direct Look

Your cats trust you when it looks directly in your eyes and it feels comfortable being around you.


Slow Blink

A slow blink indicates that your cat is calm and relax. Your cat feels comfortable and safe. Sometimes it might even purr while blinking slowly.


3. Interaction With People


Rubbing Against You

Your cat is marking you as its territory and property when it rubs against you.



Poking with a wet nose is an expression of attachment. It indicates your cat feels comfortable and safe being around you.


Rubbing Its Head Or Tail

Your cat is saying hello when it rubs its head, tail or side against you.


Butting Slightly

Butting you slightly with its head is a sign of friendliness and your cat is in love with you.


Shifting From One Paw To Another

Cats are often moving from one paw to another when they are happy or want to play with you.


Licking You

It is a definite sign that it trusts you and considers you part of its family when it licks you. There is no doubt in it.


Biting Your Hair

It is simply trying to clean you when it bites your hair. It is also another strong sign of love and trust.


Biting You Directly

Yep, this is a sign where your cat wants to be left alone when it bites you. And yes cats also need to have some private time to be alone a while. This same goes for the human. On the other hand, light biting means your cat is just playing with you.


4. Other Gestures


Raise Its Nose Up And Throws Its Head

This mean I see you.  Cats often make this gesture to people walking past the windows. Have you ever noticed it before?


Press Its Ears Against Its Head

Your cat might press its ears against its head if it feels scared, worries or just wants to play. They also do this when they are sniffing something that is interested them.


Sticks Its Tongue Out Slightly And Licks Itself

Your cat may be in a worried or anxious state when it sticks its tongue out slightly and licks itself.


5. Cat Language


Short Meowing

Cats are generally greeting people or announce their presence with a short meow.


Lengthy Meowing

This indicates that your cat is very glad to see you. This occurs if you are away from home for a long time.


Medium Length Meowing

It might be a request for water or food.


Long Meowing

A long meow (mix with purring) is a more insistent request or demand.


Low Meowing

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


Loud Meowing

A loud meow often indicates an urgent demand such as needs more food or water.


Mix Meowing

A mix of purring meow or vibrating sound indicates a desire for closer contact or attention. Cats purr for various reasons but most often they do it when your cat is happy.


Now here are the 3 Important Tips to communicate better with your cat.


  1. How To Make Your Cat Trust You?

Lowering your cat to the ground and make sure its paws have reached the floor. By doing this, your cat will trust you and know that it would not tumble if you let it go.


  1. How To Stroke Your Cat?

Your cat will interpret this as a friendly gesture if you sit on the floor with your legs crossed and look at it. Also, stretch your hand out in its direction to ask for permission to stroke it. Your middle finger should be a little lower than the others. Your cat will then start rubbing its nose or face against your hand.


  1. How To Make Your Cat Appear?

Your cat may go and hide and only appear when it is alone or hears a calm voice.


Summary: Now you will have a better understanding of how to find a common language with your cat. Show them love and they will show you theirs.

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