When it comes to getting cats as pets, they are not as expressive as most kinds of pets that you can take care of. Though it can be quite stressful to really figure out what your cat exactly needs from you, this article will give you some tips to better understand them. Bear in mind that just like other animals, cats are also well endowed with the means to communicate with you, you just have to have a little practice in understanding their language more.
In terms of pet cats, you can just tell whether or no they are either angry or scared. Take, for example, you know your cat is angry if their tails are spreading out like a bottle brush, they get puffed up, and their backs are arched. Moreover, you can also tell when they are scared when their ears are flat to their head and then they cower. But how will you find out if your cat is quite relieved? Well, you can see that they look relaxed, will stretch, and will be cleaning themselves as well. Once they are done cleaning themselves, then this is the part where you must stroke them because they are much calmer owing to the fact that they are more relaxed and what is bothering them is long gone already.
There is one part of your cat that is most telling of what they want to say: their tail. If they whip their tail from one side to the other side, then it means that they are starting to become upset or angry about something which is very opposite when a dog wags its tail. Speaking of dogs, you know that a dog is happy to see you because they quickly come rushing to you while they are slobbering everywhere. When it comes to cats, on the other hand, you know they are happy when they approach you with a tail that is held vertically upward and then completely straight. When the cat does not know you but want to, then it will go near you with a tail that is vertical and then its tip is then pointed toward your direction.
Cats can make a wide range of sounds if you consider vocal noises. For example, when they are scared or angry, they hiss and spit while they purr when they are comfortable. Nevertheless, there are still some noises that they are more than capable of making. If you hear a cat meowing at you, then this usually means that they consider you an overgrown kitten because you cannot properly speak their language. Normally, when you receive short mews from them, then what this could mean is they are just saying hello or want something else such as to go outside, some food, or some affection.