“Cats live for themselves,” – Rudyard Kipling claimed. They aren’t inclined to become attached to others. Unlike dogs, which wag their tails and run up to you for a hug, cats are much more reserved. Their owners can only guess what their furry companions are feeling.
It’s time to decode all the hidden signals cats give out. If you think your cat acts strangely, don’t worry! Perhaps they just show you their love! So cross your fingers and read the article until the end. There you will find a useful bonus – how to understand your cat’s emotions by its tail!
Here we go: your cat acts strangely if …
If a cat purrs so much, you can’t sleep – Purring is the way a cat expresses love! According to scientists, purring can also be a sign of worry or discomfort, but if your cat is purring by your side, you can be sure that they are expressing their attachment to you!
If a cat follows you everywhere – If your cat is following you at your heels, it means she likes your company.
If a cat nibbles your skin – If provoked when you play with him, the cat might start to chew lightly on the “opponent’s” hand. But this is just playful fighting.
If a cat sticks close to you and winds herself around your legs – Cats are known for being possessive and jealous, but this is also how they demonstrate tenderness and attention.
If a cat bends the tip of her tail when she looks at you – When your cat extends her tail straight up and bends only the tip, this is a sign of curiosity and friendly attitude towards you. Another explanation is that the cat feels particularly playful and wants to have some fun with you.
If a cat has a staring contest with you – Cats are a little like many men: if they can’t take their eyes off of you, it means they love you!
If a cat isn’t afraid to show his belly – Cats do this when they feel comfortable, content and happy. It may be as well an invitation to rub their tummy – a great gift to you in any cat’s opinion.
If a cat brings you gifts – Some people wake up to the variety of cat toys spread around on their bed. Others find “gifts” from cats, such as paper balls or sweets covers, in their boots. A few lucky ones get once-alive presents: mice, insects or baby-snakes.
If a cat comes up close and face-to-face with you – If your cat nestles his head against you, juts his forehead into your forehead, neck or leg, it’s a good sign! He is just showing that he considers you someone close to him.
If a cat gives you a massage – So why does your cat knead you? There might be two reasons: she is trying to find the most comfortable place to fall asleep or at least to arrange it. Or she is trying to tell you how happy she is to be with you and in this case the kneading is a sign of affection.
How to understand your cat’s emotion by its tail?
- Tail straight up: your cat feels friendly, happy and content.
- Tail raised back at an angle: your cat feels unsure but not aggressive.
- Tail straight up, quivering: it is an excellent sign – your cat is happy to see you.
- Thrashing tail: it can mean several strong emotions, from strong interest and ecstasy from being petted to anger and aggression. You need to watch other body signs.
- Bristled tail: your cat is scared, sees some threat and is in defensively aggressive posture.
- Tail entwined around another cat, object or your hand; it’s an analogy of people’s hug – cats show their friendship this way!