Cats have a reputation for being mysterious, almost magical. After all, they are not without reason an attribute attributed to witches. All these associations can have one common source-misunderstanding. The cat’s body language, mores, behavior and psyche are so different from dogs that it seems completely incomprehensible. Meanwhile, the purrs are sending us pretty clear signals. They tell us how they feel and what they expect from us. Here is a short guide that will allow you to better understand the cat.
What is body language?
Body language is nothing but body language. The term has been used in psychology since the 1980s to describe non-verbal messages sent through body and eye movements, gestures, facial expressions, and posture and posture. The creators of this theory claim that the signals sent by the body are subconscious and therefore sincere and true. It turns out that a constant repertoire of gestures and behaviors is characteristic of all cats and thus can be read as messages sent by cats, so that we understand them.
Cat body language is what the cat body language tells us
- Tail raised up-in cat language means welcome. In some circumstances, the tip of the cat’s tail may even vibrate, which in feline language can mean ” very glad to see you.” Pay attention to the fact that cats with their tail raised approach their caregivers, but in the same way they greet other friendly cats. It is worth then pat the cat on the head and give him a delicious treat for the cat.
- Exposed belly-the cat, who rolls over on his back, covering his belly in front of us, shows us his trust in us. Sometimes we misinterpret it as a request for stroking, however, most cats do not like when tarmose them in this place.
- Rubbing your feet is not a form of cat greeting or a request for food. The cat simply disturbs our smell and tries to “mark us” with his own. It’s a form of emphasizing that he considers us part of his family, part of his community. We’re “his people,” so we wear his scent.
- When the cat “lays his ears after himself “ – it means that he is afraid, but he is not at all submissive. He’s confused and wants to run. You better let him.
- When the cat licks – (and here the context is important) after eating your favorite cat food, it means only that it washes. However, if this gesture appears in other circumstances, it is a sign of stress and nervousness. Sometimes the cat gets nervous because he is sick and licking his lips is a signal that he will soon throw up. In other circumstances, it may precede an attack.
Of course, every feline gesture should be interpreted in context. In addition, each of the cats can have their own individual signals and rituals, understandable only to his guardian.
Do you have your own way of communicating with your cat?