You and your feline pet might speak different languages, but you can still connect with each other if you try to learn and understand their body language, and its meaning. This shouldn’t be a problem for you as every cat owner learns their pet’s unique way of communicating over time. Every cat is different, but learning how your very own pet communicates will greatly help you in developing a unique bond with your fluffy furball.
Cats reveal their intentions and feelings, as well. That is why, it is very important for you to know the clues and be able to read them such as the meaning behind the motion of your cat’s tail, the look in your cat’s eyes or the tone of your pet’s voice. Having the ability to observe the way your cat behaves is very helpful.
Here are some things that you need to know about your cats’ behavior:
1. Halloween cat signs are hiss or growl with back perched and tail up in the air which means your cat is afraid. Some cats will feel frightened in a new environment, a traumatic experience or when you bring a new pet into your house. When this happens, just keep all interactions with your pet to a minimum.
2. Cat hug or when your pet is lying on its back doesn’t always mean that they want a tummy rub. Beware of this hint and never assume that they want to play with you or get your attention. Your cat’s belly exposure may mean preparation to attack, especially if it’s growling. A purring cat lying on its back is relaxing and may not appreciate you disturbing the bliss it’s experiencing by stroking her belly – you may get scratched or bitten.
3. The wagging tail can mean multiple meanings, and decoding them is akin to interpreting a foreign language. If you notice your furry friend wagging its tail from side to side in wide sweeps, your cat is annoyed, agitated and in distress. Check the surroundings, your pet may be waiting for its prey and ready to pounce.
4. Overstimulation aggression when petting means you need to stop and leave your pet alone. Let your pet relax his mood, because overstimulation in cats results to a negative emotional state like distress, aggression or agitation. Wait for your pet to calm down before touching it again.
5. Play aggression happens when a cat becomes aroused or overly excited with play. The hands and feet are typical targets in play aggression attacks in cats. Oftentimes, it is tough to establish the difference between play and real aggression in cats, so be very observant of your pet cats’ body language. When cats get playful, their tails are up, pupils are dilated, ears forward and usually crouches down with half of their bodies slightly raised, wiggle their butt then pounce or bite. Quit rough plays with your pet and give toys instead.
6. Peeing outside the litter box means insecurity due to sudden changes such as the coming of a new baby into the house or there’s a new person staying with the family can result to your cats’ litter box aversion. Cats are creatures that don’t adjust well to chaotic environments. Provide your feline pet a sense of safety in his own spot in the house.
So, when your cat misbehaves, it is better to just leave him alone. All the people living in your house should also be informed on how to deal with a cat and understand their behavior and they need to cooperate. With the right technique in dealing with your pet’s behavior and understanding their language, your pet will become a gentle cat and safe to snuggle with.