Understanding animals – cats

sweet kitty

Cats and dogs are both popular pets in the world. While dogs are loyal and obedient, cats are more independent and are generally less demanding pets. Cats have different characters and although there is a general opinion that dogs are the best friends of people, cats can be quite loving and attached to people.
Dogs have more trust and obey more easily than cats.
Cats, on the other hand, are more independent in thinking and like to go their own way. This is more evident in cats. Nevertheless, cats understand more than you think. They just don’t show it so often and prefer to ignore it when it doesn’t fit their interest. Female cats are more emotional and tend to show the tendency more often.
All cats are very good observers and highly intelligent. they are also animals of choice.

What to do if you want the cat to come to you?
What to do if the cat has run away and you want to bring it to safety?

Do not be pushy, let the cat come to you. Running after them will bring the opposite, they are scared and very cautious. Stay calm and sit down keeping some distance, show your open hand and talk to the cat calmly. Cats are very curious. Arouse their interest, then they will come to you alone. Be patient. Blink slowly with your eyes to show love – it is a “cat kiss”.

Here are some short descriptions of what the cats meant by certain behavior:

cat and hearts

Cat kiss – cats blink out of friendship.
Cats can communicate with their humans in many ways: not only with their voice, but also with their eyes. However, some things are different for humans. Slow blinking in your direction while they are looking at you is something special, a sign of deep love and trust. Either the cat blinks slowly or winks at you with one eye. This gesture is a friendly contact and should show that the cat feels safe around its human and is in a good mood. If the human returns this friendliness by blinking back slowly, it is a feel-good factor for the cat. So it is worthwhile to return this small gesture of the cat. You can also use it when you, in turn, want to make contact with a cat.

Do not stare at a cat
If, as a human, you stare into a cat’s eyes instead, without blinking, it is perceived by the cat as “rude”. Humans seek eye contact in order to get to know the person in question better. For cats, this is uncomfortable and can be interpreted as an aggressive gesture. People who are visiting a cat household and like cats occasionally make the mistake of staring at the cat, causing it to back away. Visitors who don’t like cats, on the other hand, have them sitting on their laps in short order because they didn’t stare at them, but instead “kindly” made only brief (or no) eye contact. This prompts the cat to make contact in turn.

Understand the wagging tail

When a cat wags its tail, the meaning behind the tail movement can vary depending on the context and the individual cat. Here are some common interpretations of cat tail wagging:

  1. Contentment: A slow, gentle wag or a relaxed swishing of the tail often indicates that a cat is content and at ease. This is typically seen when a cat is resting, being petted, or enjoying a comfortable environment.
  2. Excitement: Cats may wag their tails in a playful and excited manner when they are engaged in playtime or interactive activities. It can be a sign of anticipation and eagerness.
  3. Alertness: A slightly twitching tail, held upright or at a slight angle, can indicate that a cat is alert and focused on something in its surroundings. It shows that the cat is paying attention and ready to react.
  4. Agitation or Aggression: Rapid and aggressive tail wagging, often accompanied by other signs such as flattened ears, hissing, or growling, may signify that a cat is agitated, irritated, or feeling threatened. It can be a warning sign that the cat may become aggressive if the situation escalates.
  5. Fear or Anxiety: A low, tucked-under tail or a tail vibrating in a quick, trembling motion can indicate fear, anxiety, or stress in a cat. This tail position is often seen when a cat is in an uncomfortable or fearful situation.

It’s important to consider the overall body language, facial expressions, and vocalizations of a cat in conjunction with its tail movements to accurately interpret its emotions and intentions. Each cat may have its unique tail language, so it’s helpful to observe your cat’s specific patterns and behaviors to better understand its communication.

cat and birds

Cat Chatter

Often owners catch their kitties chattering and chirping – especially when they are outside. This usually happens when the cat sees a bird. While most people think the cat is trying to chase the bird, the real reason for the chatter is that the cat is trying to imitate the birds! And why? Well, because for some reason, seeing birds excites cats and they want to do everything they can to talk to them in their own language.

Face rubbing

One of the most annoying things about having a cat as a pet is that it keeps coming up to you and rubbing its face all over your body. But the truth is that cats don’t rub their faces on just anyone. Face rubbing is an act of affection where the cat is trying to mix its scent with yours.
Think of it as her way of showing you that she likes you a lot – especially when you meet for the first time

Head butts

A slightly more aggressive form of face rubbing that cats reserve only for people they’re especially close to. Sometimes cats are a little too enthusiastic about spending time with their owners, and in this case, they might just bump their face into yours – just to show how much they like being near you. Head butts are also a sign,that you should give your cat some petting in return.

cat in box

Relaxation in small spaces

Sometimes you can find your cat in the smallest, quietest corners of the apartment. For example, in a box, a small closet or even under the sink. This is because cats like tight spaces because they feel comfortable and protected there.
As loving as cats are, they like to retreat into their own little space where they can isolate themselves from everyone.

Bringing prey (e.g., sock or even dead animal)

This is perhaps one of the strangest things cats do that their human owners have to put up with.
When cats hunt something, they make sure to bring their dead prey to you first. By doing this, the cat is not only thanking you, but also making sure you have enough to eat – just in case. By bringing you dead rodents and birds, your cat thinks it’s teaching you how to hunt so you don’t starve. I mean, it’s the thought that counts, right?

Sleep all day

Some people like to keep cats as pets because these small animals sleep for about 15 hours a day – giving you enough time to get your work done before focusing all your attention on your animal friend. Most people don’t know this, but cats are nocturnal animals. This means that they are most active at night.
And for that, they need to sleep throughout the day. Some cats adjust their sleep schedule to fit their owner’s lifestyle, but most cats love their 15-hour bedtime – with lots of naps in between, of course.


The purr is quite common in cats of all kinds, but you may be surprised to learn why cats make this strange sound.
Most cats learn to purr when they are only two days old – and they do it until they die. No one really knows why cats purr, except that when they are happy or feel comforted, their brain causes their larynx to vibrate at a frequency of 25 to 150 times per second – creating the purring sound.
Some people believe that the vibrations of purring also help heal infections, swellings and even bone damage. Occasionally, cats will purr when they are frightened and uncomfortable. Scientists believe that this is a way for them to calm and heal themselves.

Urine Spraying

For some strange reason, cats like to stand upright, lean their backs against a surface, and then spray their urine all over the place. Sometimes the cat even twitches a little while doing this. This is because cats usually urinate this way when they feel threatened or stressed.
By spraying urine, cats mark their territory and feel safer in unfamiliar environments or situations. It helps the cat surround the area with their own scent, which is very comforting to them.
So instead of being angry at your pet for spraying its urine, clean it up and try to make it feel as safe as possible

Hate Baths

It’s no surprise that all cats hate taking baths. There’s just something about water that cats don’t like at all. But at the same time, cats like to stay clean all the time, right? So what’s the problem? The reason is exactly this. Cats have fur that takes a long time to dry, and being hygienic animals, they just don’t like it dripping everywhere as soon as they get out of the bath.

Baking cookies

Baking cookies is sometimes referred to as “bread baking.” This means that the cat moves its paws up and down on a surface – usually soft – as if kneading something. Some people believe that cats secrete their hormones through their paws, so kneading may be a way for them to mark their territory. However, popular belief is that making cookies is a habitual instinct that cats develop when they are kittens and need to knead their mother to stimulate milk production – and for some reason, that instinct always stays with them.

Sudden Sprint

You know that moment when your cat sits down peacefully, and the next second he suddenly makes a huge sprint from where he was just lying? These sudden sprints may seem weird and strange, but they usually occur when your cat has a lot of pent-up energy that he just needs to get rid of.If you catch your cat sprinting every now and then, you should take him out for some physical activity every day to save yourself the whiplash he suffers from time to time

Cat lies down on the back
It is a special sign of trust, love and submission. You really have to earn it from the cat. It shows that the cat trusts you fully. Like blinking it is a sign of love for you. Stroke the cat lovingly.

Understanding animals – cats

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