Did Cats can speak?
Many domestic cats speak more with their body language than their vocal chords. While cats will communicate with their eyes, ears and fur, they also use their tail in a variety of ways. This can be a good indication of what your cat is up to.
In general, if a cat is rather content and relaxed its tail will be in a relaxed position as well. Curled gently around themselves is a sign your feline is comfortable and undisturbed. If they are walking, the tail will gently follow with the walking motion in an upward position.
The opposite is true if your cat is angry with you, so if the tail is low and wagging like a happy dog it may be time to take a step back. The more agitated the cat is the more their tail will briskly swipe back and forth. Interacting with them may result in a quick claw swipe, so be warned.
You can also tell when your cat is on a stalking mission, whether it is a toy or a shadow it is planning to attack. The more focused they become on their prey, the tail will stiffen and only the tip will twitch slightly. This is done in preparation of the attack and may not be quite so obvious in long-haired cats.
The confrontation mode of a cat’s tail is one that includes the entire body. This will happen when they feel a possible battle with other animals, or a need to defend their territory. A cat will fluff up its tail (and all of its other fur) to the biggest size it can. This is done in an effort to appear larger to the opponent. Depending upon the size of the cat, some can appear twice their usual size.
These are common ways that cats make their feelings known with their tails. If you pay attention, it may give you a bit of insight into what your pet is thinking. This can help you keep your beloved cat happy and understood.
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