How to determine a cat's mood by its tail: signs you have never known
No one has yet succeeded in deciphering the language of animals. But experts say that to understand emotions and feelings, it is enough to simply observe the behavior of your pet. Cats, contrary to the common stereotype of their stubbornness and independence, are not as selfish as they are portrayed. They have their own ways of expressing gratitude.
And a cat's mood can be easily determined by its tail. OBOZREVATEL analyzed why the cat's tail is called a real indicator of emotions.
Position 1: trumpet tail
A trumpet tail is a sign that a cat is quite happy with its life. It feels safe, has enough food and water, and has no worries at all.
Position 2: tail down
If your pet walks with its tail down, it means that you shouldn't touch it right now. In this case, the cat is alert, focused, or interested. He is carefully studying the situation, probably feeling some tension and anxiety.
Position 3: tucked tail
This is a negative signal. The cat is clearly frightened or anxious. Something has alarmed him excessively and caused stress. According to veterinarians, this is how an animal can show that it is very offended by its owner. This is a clear sign of dissatisfaction.
Position 4: The tip of the tail is wagging
If not the whole tail moves, but only the tip, it means that the cat is happy to see you. This is a manifestation of friendliness and a positive attitude. Perhaps the cat wants care and attention, so try petting it.
Position 5: sudden twitching of the tail
Sharp twitching or hitting the floor with the tail is an unambiguous warning signal, both for the owner and for other animals around. This is how cats express their irritation. It's better not to touch your pet in this state: now he is angry and may show aggression. The animal needs time to calm down.
Position 6: the hair on the tail is standing up
The next stage after irritation is overt aggression. If the cat's hair stands up, it means it is ready to attack.
By the way, many aspects of behavior depend on the breed. Mekong Bobtails and Redhairs, for example, are very sociable and contactable; they immediately become attached to their owners and love affection. And Hausa and Savannahs can be aggressive if you touch them when they don't want to, but this does not mean that the animal does not love you.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you how cats find out that the owner will come home soon.