If you are a Cat Owner, you will love learning how to understand your cat’s behavior. When you know how they feel, you can recognize when they are anxious and also ready for cuddles, kisses, and food.
You will be able to enjoy a much better relationship with your furbaby when you know how to decode their behavior.
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17 Facts About Cats You May Not Know
We thought we would start with some random Cat facts from The Oatmeal that you may be oblivious to.
Did you know that your cats use their whiskers to assess whether they can get through an opening or that your cat can run at 30 miles per hour?
Your Cats ears can also detect ultrasonic noises which are how rodents communicate. Your Cat also purrs continually. In fact, the frequency of their purr is the same as an idling diesel engine.
Understanding Cat Behavior Infographic
You may also be interested to know that they can see in the dark and they have an ultrasonic hearing. This is the way rodents communicate.
Another handy tip to know is if your cat gets lost, leave their kitty litter out the front on the porch. They will be able to smell from a mile away and find their way home.
A happy cat will be relaxed with its tail up. Their ears will be in a natural position. The tip of the tail may be slightly curved and the cat’s mouth will be closed.
If your cat is stretched out and lying down, this is another sign of contentment. The more relaxed, the happier your cat is.
Catitudes – Cat Behavior Decoded
In contrast, if your cat is hiding or sitting in a crouched position and exhibiting tenseness, this is a classic sign of a worried cat. Their pupils will be dilated also.
When your cat lies down and flattens their body they may be exhibiting signs of anger or unhappiness. This is a very handy chart.
Cats convey a whole range of emotions through their tails too. When they are overjoyed their tail will be straight up in the air.
When they are in a friendly mood it will have a slight curve and when they are swishing it from side to side they are agitated and annoyed. If they are angry it will bristle.
Cat Interaction With Humans
Cats love to interact with humans and they show their affection in all sorts of ways. When a cat rubs up against you, he is marking his territory and saying that you are his property.
If your cat tries to eat your hair, he is cleaning you and it’s another sign of love and affection. When your cat licks you, it’s another sign that you are trusted and part of the family.
Cat Facial Expressions
When they are scared, they will tuck their tail under their hind legs and when they are content, they will have their tail sitting out behind them. Their Ears, Eyes, and Whiskers also are key indicators as you can see from the infographic above.
When your cat Meows, they are trying to communicate. When they blink slowly, they are showing that they trust you completely. Cats also swallow and digest their food without chewing.
Anxiety In Cats Infographic
Cats can also suffer anxiety. Spraying (urinating), pacing and grooming their fur to the point that the fur rubs off are common signs that your Cat may be stressed.
They can also suffer from separation anxiety when you are not around.
Cat Cheat Sheet Infographic
One of your cat’s favorite things is to be patted. The infographic above shows you where they love it most.
Giving them a nice head massage is awesome and don’t forget to scratch behind the ears. It’s one of their favorite spots.
Cat Age Infographic
Ever wondered how old your Cat is in human years? We have included a helpful infographic below that shows you from kitten to senior citizen.
Your cat is considered in their prime in the 3-6 year range which is 28-40 in human years.