When it comes to getting cats as pets, they are not as expressive as most kinds of pets that you can take care of. Though it can be quite stressful to really figure out what your cat exactly needs from you, this article will give you some tips to better understand them. Bear in mind that just like other animals, cats are also well endowed with the means to communicate with you, you just have to have a little practice in understanding their language more.
When it comes to cats, it can be very easy to know if they are angry or scared. For example, when they are angry, then you see them arching their backs, spreading their tails out like a bottle brush, and puffing up. Moreover, you can also tell when they are scared when their ears are flat to their head and then they cower. But how will you find out if your cat is quite relieved? Well, you can see that they look relaxed, will stretch, and will be cleaning themselves as well. When they are finished cleaning themselves, then now is the time that you will be stroking them because they are both calmer and more relaxed because the thing that has bothered them has surely gone away.
The tail of your cat is one of the best ways for you to know what they are trying to say. If you see the tail of your cat whipping from side to side direction, then you know that they are upset or angry about something that is opposite when a dog is wagging their own tail. Speaking of dogs, you know that a dog is happy to see you because they quickly come rushing to you while they are slobbering everywhere. When it comes to cats, on the other hand, you know they are happy when they approach you with a tail that is held vertically upward and then completely straight. If there is a cat that does not know you but want to know you, then it will go near with still its tail vertical but then its tip will then be pointing to your direction.
Now, with vocal noises, cats can make a lot of kinds of sounds. Take, for example, if they are comfortable, they purr whereas if they are scared or angry, they hiss and spit. Even so, there are still other kinds of noises that they are able to make some themselves. If you hear a cat meowing at you, then this usually means that they consider you an overgrown kitten because you cannot properly speak their language. Usually, if they give you short mews, then the cat is just saying hello or wants something from you may it be they want to go outside, some affection, or food.