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Cats express their own body language. And not regularly with sound, but also with signs and smells. People don’t always understand them. This is a brief intro to cat communication.

The cat struts with its tail raised

In addition, the tip of the tail is often curved by the cat’s body language. And so, it approaches its owner. Sometimes he rubs his head against his legs. “He’s being nice. He greets his owner and concentrates on him, “explains veterinarian Daniela Schrudde.

That rubs the head on the legs means that “the cat accepts the person as part of its social group,” he adds. Cats distribute aromatic substances that are produced in the glands behind the ears. In this way, they delimit their territory. They like to do it (cat body language) when the owner comes home. 

According to the expert, in those cases, you have to stand up and talk to the cat. “That has a less threatening effect on the cat than if the owner moves in his direction is a sort of cat body language,” says Schrudde. If the cat approaches, it will like to be caressed.

The cat is lying on its back or on its side

Blinks or keeps eyes closed. Every once in a while, he washes – it’s a sign he’s okay. The cat feels good and is relaxed. Sometimes he pauses to clean up if there is something new to discover. He likes to be petted, says Schrudde.

The owner should approach carefully. “If he gets up, it is better to stop and talk to him, so he does not feel threatened,” recommends the veterinarian. Who wants to pet his cat at that time, should be careful. If the cat sits on his owner’s lap or diary, he is bored and wants to be entertained.

Ears folded back, tail horizontal

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