It's not always easy to understand what our favorite four-legged friends are thinking. But their body language can be a great help decoding what's going through their heads. With cats, most of that takes place in their tales.
For professor Carlo Siracusa, from the University of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine, it's important to pay attention to not just your pet's tail but his whole body. Here are some tricks to make sure you never miss a confession from your favorite feline!
1. Tail straight up
Your cat is friendly and happy to see you!
2. Low and bushy
Your cat wants you to know that he's scared.
3. Straight tail with a slight curve at the end
Your feline is saying hello in a friendly relaxed way!
4. Tail straight and bushy
This is a sign of aggression. Run!
5.Low tail, moving slightly
Caution, your cat is getting angry. It would be prudent to back away.
6. Tail straight but shaking
Good news! Your cat is happy to see you!
7. Tail low against his paws
Your animal is showing worry. Try to reassure him!
8. Tail parallel to the ground
Something is interesting your furry friend!
9. Tail curved to the side
Your cat wants attention and cuddles. Don't resist!
Now your cat's body language is no longer a secret!
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