Cats are communicating with each other, and humans too, simply with body language and sounds mainly. The main expressing moves are through the tail and ears, they say everything with these body parts.
Their method of communicating is complex to us since and they can talk in several ways; sounds, body language and even markings too, used on cats, humans or even objects.
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Vocal communication / sounds
The cat will often use sounds and vocalization to tell you, or cats near her what she wants or needs. Various pitch sounds, volume, rapidity, intensity all signal something about her physical needs. A loud meowing sound is fear and anxiety, and less loud sound is confidence and serenity. Different reasons for sounds have their suitable different expressing.
Purring is relaxed and serene mood, but rarely this sound signals the cat’s physical pain. Patterns of vowels are mostly need of food or something else. A strained and loud sound is followed by hissing, screams or growls – is often linked with aggression and mating too.
Such strained and long sounds between cats signals a conflict between them will follow any time soon.The term ‘caterwauling’ is guttural or loud and deep sound for threatening other cats. This sound is commonly expressed by deaf cats in a louder way, compared to healthy cats.
For this, every motion and feature has to be looked at in details and every segment is considered. Mostly look at ears, eyes, tail, also the position of back and body in general. All moves are basically either closeness invite or chasing away.
A cat in good mood ash ears pointing forward, ears folded in the back are fear. All the way dilated pupils is agitation and teeth are shown here too. Increasing posture and size is appearing dangerous and big, as the cat’s extends her legs and back too.
Often, at moments of sensitivity and affection, cats would go to each other and bat their lashes against another cat’s lashes – this means giving a kiss and trusting the other cat fully with eyes closed. When your cat does this, return the kiss back.
If pupils are fully dilated, take a step back since the cat is angry with you. Pay attention to the cat’s hairs; when they seem puffed out, raised (piloerection) hairs that make the cat look big all signal extreme aggression. When you look at the tail, notice if it is between the legs well tucked – at this moment the cat is submissive and vulnerable.
If you see the cat does not blink for a long time, try to have fun and accept her challenge for a ‘stare contest’, so avoid blinking too. Whiskers can also say a lot; when they point forwards, the cat is alert, focused and tense, but when they are directly out and a bit less spread, the cat is calm and relaxed.
Pivoting ears are full attention and alertness by your cat.
When cats use each other as pillows, this is bonding of social kinds, but its real meaning is peculiar to be understood.
Mutual grooming is started when potential aggression was avoided or redirected.If all of this seems complex and hard to remember, take your time to visit Cat Language Bible.
Scent and markings
Scent and smells are the main communication forms for cats, which are used most of the time. If you own a few cats you will notice their affection exchange better than with just one cat.
The glands in the cat’s face release some pheromones that contain personal information for the cat’s health, age, wealth, reproduction health. The scents of cats can be of feces or urine, all released with the paw pads or glands of face.
These are used to announce a presence of a cat, threatening, or marking a piece of territory. The precise location of the glands is in the forehead, chin and tail top. Male cats even try to spray with urine to firmly set their possession of some territory or give off sexual signals.
Defecating on boundary edges is demarcating territory to others. Scent marking is also named bunting and is an instinct too. Scent exchange is not always just territory, but can also lead to forming cat colonies as well.
Every cat’s move signals something and has to be interpreted. It is all a part of her magical nature.