Cats are regal creatures and they do communicate with the use of various purring sounds and nuances. Many cat lovers out there are simply at a loss to what their pet is trying to tell them, so let us help you figure out what your cat is trying to tell you with these amazing facts about cat language!
Cat Language – Just the Facts
1 The guttural and very loud sound that cats make is called as caterwauling and is a common sound made by deaf cats or neutered males when threatened.
2 If a cat rubs itself on you, it means that it is marking its ownership of you, just as it rubs itself around furniture in the home.
3 Did you know that the cat’s low frequency purring when sick encourages healing of muscles and bones? Yes, it’s true.
4 A cat’s quivering tail shows the greatest adoration that a cat can give to a human.
5 When a cat constantly wags its tail, it is stressed or irritated.
6 A cat’s whiskers can also let you know if it is agitated when it is pointed straight out.
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7 We all know when a cat hisses, it’s angry. But, did you know that cats imitated this hiss from snakes? Since a snake’s hiss can scare a variety of animals, cats adapted the snake’s hiss as a defensive mechanism.
8 When a cat greets you or another cat with long, slow blinks this means affection because in the feline world, closing the eyes is the sign of ultimate trust.
9 A cat’s tail is a good barometer of its confidence and it also signals everything is okay when upright.
10 When your cat is petted it purrs. But, if your cat emits a low frequency purr without being petted, this can indicate that it is sick.
11 And most of all, did you know that cats in the wild communicate via silent body language? This is because it is safer not to make a sound in the wild. But, domesticated cats have adapted around 20 different voice sounds to deal with humans. Amazing isn’t it?
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How to Understand Your Cat Better
Want to know how to understand and make friends with your cat? Everyone knows that cats are the most illogical and unpredictable pets. Just try to work out what’s going through that furry little head!
It turns out that cats have their own language, and if you learn it there’s a chance you’ll understand them much better. We’ve put together all of the possible cat behaviors to help you find a common language with your pet (well, if it allows you to).
Also, we’ve prepared three essential tips that will help you communicate with cats better.
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Video: How to Communicate with Your Cat
In this video you will learn how to make your cat trust you – lowering your cat to the ground, make sure its paws have reached the floor. Your cat will trust you and know that it won’t tumble if you let it go.
How to stroke your cat – if you sit on the floor with your legs crossed and look at your cat, it will interpret this as a friendly gesture and come up to you to let you stroke it.
Also, stretch your hand out in its direction. Your middle finger should be a little lower than the others. The cat will start rubbing its nose or face against your hand. And finally, how to make your cat appear! A cat may go and hide and only appear when it’s alone or hears a calm voice.
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