What a Cat’s Tail Can Say


A great number of people who live either on their own or in extended families keep cats in their houses as pet companions. The specialists from the Lion University in France carried out the research which showed that there are more than 400 millions of domestic cats in the world. Some people keep one cat, the other ones keep the whole pride. For example Susan Neffer, the head of Animal Supporting Fund in California has eleven cats but she isn’t likely to be the record holder.

The highest density of cats “population” in in Australia. There are more than 9 cats per each dozen of people. In Indonesia there live more than 30 million cats. In Europe the champion is France. There live 8 million cats. But there are almost no cats in Peru and Gabon.

The cats communicate with their owners in various ways. The very important organ of communication is their tail. So let’s see how do these fluffy pets use it.

If a cat’s tail hangs down the cat is possibly tired. If it slightly goes under its belly the animal may be disappointed or depressed. When the tail is up the cat feels confident and satisfied. If the tip of the tail that is standing upright is slowly moving that means the cat is glad to see you and wants to play. The raised tail may also denote that the cat is proud of itself and watches its territory. In that way it shows you its dominant position.

When a cat comes up to you with its tail trembling that denotes its love and devotion. But if it its nervously shaking that is the sign of anger and irritation. The interest towards something is manifested by the slight and regular movements of the tail. As the people do the cats may face the necessity to make a choice. In that doubtful state they start waving their tales until they finally make the firm right decision. When the cats are hunting of concentrated their tail goes backwards a bit. The lac of trust is manifested by the crooked tail. If the cat makes circular movements with its tail while its ears are firmly pressed against its head that is the sign or strong irritation. The irritated cat may also produce threatening sounds. If the cat comes up to you and starts rubbing its tail against your legs it waits for you to stroke it by its fur and give it some food.

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