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How to understand the movements of cats and their meanings

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the movements of cats and their meanings

the movements of cats and their meanings

Cats are one of the favorite pets of many individuals, as they give an atmosphere of fun and pleasure to the house, and perhaps the most important thing that distinguishes them is their intelligence, as they do their daily work on their own, such as: eating, drinking, cleaning themselves, going to the bathroom and others, and their age is usually estimated from fifteen years to twenty years, and is characterized by their attractive shape, which varies from one species to another, and is also characterized by their different colors such as: Brown, black, white, gray, and in this article we will mention their types, and how to care for them.



I. Actions and meanings of cats
Cats emit many behaviors that have multiple meanings, and the following are the behaviors and what they indicate:
Itching and excessive licking

When a cat emits this abnormal behavior, it indicates that it needs attention, hygiene and care, and this behavior may be caused by skin irritation, parasites or other health conditions that may affect cats.
Biting on cats can be a dangerous behavior, as it may occur because the cat feels the need to prove its dominance or defend its place and property, but if the bite gets worse on the cat, it should be taken to a professional trainer in order to take advice on how to deal with these situations.
The cat may scratch many things such as furniture and doors, and this may not cause problems, but for other reasons such as cleaning its claws or determining its own area.
It may be normal for a cat to hide and spend time by itself, but if you notice that it is not getting out of place, it may be because of its anxiety or stress and may need attention, so you should follow the lifestyle that may have contributed to the cat's behavior.

If the cat makes a whistling or hissing sound, it indicates that she feels upset, it is possible that she feels afraid, and it may be an indication of impending aggression. There may be something that affects her daily lifestyle, making her feel fearful, aggressive and impulsive.
Head impact
When a cat pushes its owner's head and hits him with its head, it wants to express its love to him, and in doing so it expresses belonging to the person.
When you hear the cat gossip, this sound comes because of her enthusiasm to see a prey close to her coupled with frustration at not being able to reach her.
It is possible to see the cat chewing on strange things such as blankets, socks, plastic bags or rubber bands, and this may be due to boredom or disease, and this behavior can occur if the cat is weaned early and needs to breastfeed, and this habit is dangerous, as it can cause suffocation, intestinal obstruction and many other problems.
It is a residual behavior of lactation when cats massage their mothers' nipples for the flow of milk, and the cat may do this behavior to express its happiness or try to relieve stress.

Actions and meanings of cats

Actions and meanings of cats

II. Body language in cats
In order to understand cats well and take care of them as they should, it is worth knowing what is behind their body movements, and the following is an explanation of this:

  • If the ears are forward, it means an alarm or alarm and may also mean that the cat is interested or happy.
  • If it is back or flat sideways, it may indicate that the cat is angry or scared.
  • The rotation of the ears means paying attention and listening to every little sound.


  • A cat's shrinking pupil may indicate that she is aggressive, but her natural eye shape is likely to be like this.
  • A little or somewhat of a dilation of the cat's pupils may indicate that she is nervous or submissive, but if the pupil is completely dilated, it indicates that she is aggressive and impulsive, and it can be playful and playful.


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  • If the tail is erect and the fur is flat, this may indicate that the cat is alert, curious or happy.
  • If the tail fur is standing, it means that the cat is scared or angry.
  • If the tail is too low or folded between the legs, it means that the cat feels insecure and anxious.
  • If the cat hits its tail back and forth, it means that it is disturbed and the sooner the tail the more angry the cat will be.
  • If the tail is straight and shaky, it means that the cat is happy and excited.


  • If the back is arched and the fur is standing, it indicates that the cat is angry or scared.
  • If the back is arched and the fur is flat, it welcomes the person's touch to it.
  • If the cat is lying on its back and comes out with a purring sound, it means that it is very comfortable.
  • If the cat is lying on its back and making a roaring sound, it means that it is very upset and ready to be beaten.
Body language in cats

Body language in cats

III. Cat moods
It is important to know the mood of the cat, to know how to deal with it, and the following is an explanation of some of the moods that may afflict it:
Fun: You can tell if your cat is feeling fun if her ears are forward, her tail bristles are forward, and her pupils are somewhat wider.
Discomfort or overstimulation: You can tell if your cat is upset or restless by noticing that its pupils are wide, and its ears are back with the tail shaking or waving, and it is possible that the cause of this discomfort is excessive stimulation of the cat through intense play and may lead to biting or scratching.

Anger or anxiety: You can tell if your cat is angry or worried that its ears are sideways or backward and its eyes are wide, and its tail is low or folded between the legs, in which case the cat may look for a place to hide or may turn its face to the wall to isolate itself from its surroundings.

Fear: You can tell if your cat is scared by noticing that her ears are back and flat at the level of her head, her back is arched, her body fur is erect, her tail can be low or erect, and she may scream, roar, whistle and spit when afraid.
Defense: You can tell if the cat is defensive by noticing that its ears are flat, its pupils are wide, the back is curved, its mustaches are back, its tail is between its feet or wrapped around its body, it may make loud sounds, spit and whisper.
Aggressiveness: You can tell if the cat is aggressive by having its ears back, its pupils too narrow, its tail up or down, and the fur of the tail standing.

Cat moods

Cat moods

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