If you listen closely, cats are continuously communicating with us in ways that we may not initially pick up on. Cats use their body and vocal tones to convey certain messages that can be easily missed if we do not pay attention. For instance, when their tail is standing erect and their fur is flat, this means the cat is curious, happy, and very alert at that present moment. Noticing these subtle behaviors can help you meet your cat’s needs accordingly.
- Although many cats might seem aloof and bewildering, one fun fact is that cats are constantly communicating but not in a way understandable to humans.
- When the cat’s back is arched with the furs standing on end, that means your cat is very fearful and is aggressive in a defensive way.
- When the cat’s tail is vertical and quivering, that means your cat is feeling happy, excited, and is telling you she wants to pee.
“When trying to interpret your cat’s language using physical cues, pay particular attention to her back and tail, as well as her eyes and ears.”