A Guide to Cat Body Language

8 November, 2013 at 06:16 | Posted in Animal welfare, animals | Leave a comment

By Tara MacIsaac
Epoch Times

Cats communicate not only in purrs and growls but in many complex motions, using ears, eyes, tails, and body to express themselves. These expressions are often misunderstood. Here’s a guide to help you better understanding your cat.


Up: Happy and approachable
Down: Scared or threatened
Wagging rapidly: Agitated
Wagging slowly: Alert, assessing the situation
Stiff, up: Trying to appear larger, aggressive
Straight up and quivering: Excited. If your tom cat has not been neutered this gesture can also mean he is ready to spray.

Read more: A Guide to Cat Body Language

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