Our pets spend most of the time with us, but hardly do we understand that these mute creatures speak with their bodies. We stand in respect, we bow in respect, we smile to greet, we turn our backs in rage, we hunch our backs when we are sad… All these are the signs a human being sends to another for them to gauge their moods and react accordingly.
Just like humans, our pets tend to send us clear messages with their body postures and actions. Most often these body languages are misunderstood by us and we end up annoying our pets. Consequently, they show aggression, or depression. Thus, it’s time to bust some myths and comprehend a few body languages of our pets.
Cats are complicated creatures. Their bodies signal their moods, but humans lack the capability to comprehend a being as out-worldly as a feline. Here are a few of cats body language guide:
You are lucky to have a curiously playful kitty. It’s a green signal that the kitty is ready to take interest in whatever there is around it. Most probably, they are just curious about a new toy in front of them.
Straight Upright Ears
The cat super power is their sense of hearing. These ears show that something has caught its attention and the cat is being skeptical. Since they are hyper alert, it is not a good time to mess with them. You might be a victim to their panic attack.
Pulled Back Ears
The feline fury is at its peak. The cat might growl and hiss and you should probably consider running for good.
The Front Face
When your cat is facing you, and its body is towards you; it means the cat feels confident and is well aware of your presence. It still does not give you the pass to cuddle him. He might not like it too much.
The Wagging Tail
That’s a far from joyous expression. The kitty is probably frustrated! And keep your hands to yourself. You dare not pet them, unless you like scratch marks on your face.
The Puffed Up Tail
Run and Hide! The cat is about to attack. It is terrified and is super defensive.
Question Mark Tail
Great! The cat is now ready to play. The cat curiosity is about to get playful and she will probably be friendly with anything and everything around it.
The Tuck Tail
The cat with a tucked tail is showing a submissive behaviour. Your cat is feeling insecure and anxious. If this gesture is persistent, you must try to improve your bond with the cat.
When the cat embraces his tail around itself, you should know that the cat is self satisfied, and happy. The content posture is very cute and relaxing to watch.
Bare Belly Pose
When cats sleep on their backs and expose their bellies, it’s a sign of comfort and trust. The cat feels like home in your presence. But you dare not rub that belly; else you will surely receive a few scratches.
Arched Back Pose
If a cat arches its back anywhere near you, that is probably because they are expecting pets and cuddles. Best time to share some love.
Just as you pet the cat to show affection, the cat will lick your face or ear lobes, or might even nibble on your shirt or skin, on order to show affection.
The Cat Rub
When your cat is trying to rub itself against your body, it is trying to mark its territory. To say, your cat just claimed you. Congratulations, you now belong to the cat!
The Cat Curl
Wondering how boneless can these cats become, while they curl themselves into a spiraling fur ball? That is a great sign for you to know that the cat is content and calm. And probably living a dream life in its own heaven.
There is much more to the behaviour of a feline, and you shall know the best once you start spending your days and nights with a cat. Cat purrs and eyes also speak a lot along with their body language. Thus, bring in a cat, and embark on a lifetime journey of mysterious explorations.