You and your pet might speak different languages but you still may communicate with each other. Cats are mysterious in nature. That is why it may take a long time to understand your cat’s behaviors. They may be affectionate and cuddly now, but a few minutes later they may become irritated. It is important to read the body language of your pet so that you may understand their behaviors. Cats speak with their whole body. Let’s have a look on what body posture and expression means what to learn the behavior of your kitty.
Cat’s behaviors associated with the sounds:
Cat’s meow is an all purpose word which sometimes is a greeting, command, objection or an announcement. Sometimes they are observed meowing to themselves while walking around.
Purring is usually a sign of the contentment at the times when your cat is happy and eve at the times when they are eating their food. Sometimes a cat purrs when she wants to make herself comfortable at the moment she is anxious or uncomfortable.
Trills and chirps:
These are the sounds and expressions through which a cat tells her kitten to follow her and if doing in front of you, it means your cat want you to follow her, generally to her bowl of food.
Twittering and chattering:
When the cat is sitting in the window or somewhere outside and seeing squirrels or birds, she starts making such noises. Many of the experts are of the view that they twitter or chatter when they grab their prey by the neck and work their teeth through the bones to snap them. Sometimes they are considered as an exaggeration of the “killing bite”.
These are the loud sounds; drawn-out meows. They show that your cat is distressed or stuck in somewhere. She may be in pain and looking for you to help her. Look for your cat if you listen such sound of her. In case if your cat has become older, it might b having some cognitive disorder or is disoriented.
Growling, spitting or hissing:
When you cat is angry or annoyed, she makes such kind of sounds. Leave her alone for the moment.
Cat’s behaviors associated with the body language:
Pay attention to your cat’s eyes, ears, tail or the body as they tell you the story about cat’s mood. Here are a few clues that may prove helpful for you in understanding the behaviors of your cat.
Dilated pupil: It shows that your cat is submissive, nervous or defensively aggressive, but playful.
Constricted pupil: It shows their offensive aggressiveness, but within contentment.
Swiveling: It shows that your cat is attentive and listening each and every sound
Forward: its shows, your cat is happy and contented
Backward: They show frightened, irritable or angry behavior of your cat. They are also called as “airplane ears”.
Straight up: It denotes the excitement and happiness of your cat.
Thrashing back and forth: it means your cat is angry. The faster it is, the angrier your cat is.
Tucked between legs or held low: it means that your cat is anxious or insecure.
Erect tail: sows the happiness
Fur standing on end: frightened or angry
Lying on back, growling: your cat is upset and ready to strike
Lying on back, purring: very relaxed: your cat is much relaxed
Back arched, fur flat: welcoming your touch
Back arched, fur standing on end: shows that your cat is frightened or angry
Rubbing denotes that your cat is making his territory. If it is rubbing its chin or body against you it means
Your cat loves you and is in mood to express his love. He also rubs with different things such as doors, chair, his toys etc. By doing show, he tells that these things are belonging to them.
It is another way to express his love for you without making any sort of physical contact with you. Slow eye blinks are the sign that they are happy and relaxed and they are referred to as cat kisses.
This body language of cats is also known as making biscuits because it shows like your cat works her paws on a soft surface as if it she’s kneading bread dough. It is also a sign when a nursing kitten massaged her mother’s teats to make milk flow.
A knock of noggin in cats is a sign of fondness. They use their head also for showing affection. Cats may seem to “head butt” you with their foreheads and chins to demonstrate their amorous feelings and to leave their scent as a form of communication and identification.