Cat Body Language Signs To Watch Out For (Part I)


Your cat cannot speak to you in English, but you can observe its cat body language in order to comprehend his thoughts or feelings. There are so many things that their posture and behavior can indicate.

Exposed Belly

Cat Body Language Signs To Watch Out For (Part I)
Cat Body Language Signs To Watch Out For (Part I)

This is definitely a rare sight if you just got your kitty. We all know that cats are less trusting compared to animals. They are always on the lookout for their safety and welfare. That is reflected by their refusal to expose their bellies. This is opposite to the body language in which dogs love belly scratches. It actually means a sign of trust in you.

They often expose their belly whenever they are feeling happy, content, safe, and relaxed. Do not mistake the exposed belly as a sign for you to pet it. It is a common mistake when people apply what they know about dogs to cats. They are two different animals with different behaviors. Do not pet an exposed cat belly because you will surely be met with scratches and aggression. An exposed belly may also be a sign of oppression. This, coupled with extended claws and exposed teeth, is a sign that your cat feels cornered and wishes to escape.

Slow Blink

This is a popular sign of affection among cats. A slow and fluttering blink is often used by them to communicate with other cats. It is also a sign that your cat adores you. Cats think that closing their eyes in the presence of another animal or human is the ultimate sign of trust because it shows vulnerability. You can actually reply back to your cat by doing a slow blink of your own. That is how you tell them that you love them back.

Tail

Cat Body Language Signs To Watch Out For (Part I)
Cat Body Language Signs To Watch Out For (Part I)

The tail of the cat is one of the best indicators of how it is feeling. You can simply observe its tail and you can tell right away what its emotions are. They are confident if they are holding their tails straight and high. This tail can also mean feeling threatened if the furs are jutting out to form a bottle-brush. This may sometimes be coupled with an arched back, upright hair, and a deathly glare that is making you back off from it.  If they curl their tail around their legs or it is neatly tucked between their legs, it is a sign of friendliness towards you. If the tail is tucked between its hind legs, it is probably feeling anxious or insecure.

The tail of the cat is a gateway to its many emotions. You can immediately know its current feelings just by looking at the tail and the cat’s overall posture in general. It is important to know these signs because it allows you to effectively care for your cat. If they feel threatened or scared, you will know right away and you can immediately act to make them feel more comfortable and safer again.

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