How to understand your cat? 5 pet expressions that are easy to recognize


Having a furry friend at home, the owners learn to unravel their emotions and signs. However, if everything is clear with purring, rumbling and demanding meows, then what to do if the cat arches its back, raises its tail high or presses its ears?

The tail can move in both planes. Sharp waving horizontally indicates that the pet is annoyed. The clearer and faster the movement, the more likely the cat will attack. In this case, the animal is best left alone.

If only the tip moves, then the cat believes that a stranger has entered its territory. So she expresses her dissatisfaction with uninvited guests.

The cat is the best illustration of the saying «prick up your ears.» In order to listen to sounds that are heard from behind or from the side, the animal does not need to turn its head.

Therefore, if the ears prick up, twitch or slowly change position, then the animal is very interested in something and it is tracking, studying the subject.

Curiosity is closely related to the pet’s mustache. For a cat, they are like fingers for a person. With them, she catches fluctuations in space, they have sensitive sensors that allow the animal to «feel» the object without touching it with a paw.

Typically, the mustache spreads and stretches when curiosity is mixed with a sense of danger. If they are directed backward, the cat may be frightened and is about to attack the enemy.

Mustache sticking out forward? It seems to the animal that the danger is directly in front of him and he has not yet decided on a plan for further actions.

An arched back is not uncommon in the feline world. Usually it indicates that the animal is scared, but at the same time it is ready to attack, or at least defend itself.

At the same time, the coat stands on end, the eyes are completely open, the ears are pressed to the head. The tail can be lowered between the hind legs or, on the contrary, tense and raised high.

The animal shows almost all of the above signs at the moment of severe stress. However, such tests in the life of a cat are the exception rather than the rule. In a familiar environment, the purring creature feels relaxed, calm and satisfied.

The cat shows its disposition and positive attitude in a relaxed pose: curled up into a cozy cat ball, stretching out and substituting its belly for the owner.

The tail of a happy cat sticks up

Learning your pet’s «body language» will allow you to read signals faster and make better decisions about how to interact. And such an analysis is interesting simply from the point of view of observation 🙂