Learn to Understands Cat’s Behavior: What Your Cat Is Trying to Tell You

by Ann

Kittens are cute and undeniably one of the cutest pets on the earth with their little balls of soft fur that are clumsy in their own way. When you bring these tiny creatures into your home, you may think that they are pretty self-resilient and there is nothing to know about raising cats but that’s not the case. Cats actually talk and you should understand by their behavior what they are trying to convey to you. Not only from the verbal display, but you can also learn about them by simply observing their behaviors.


If a kitten displays any bad habit, you may tempt to try disciplining your kitten in order to break it. Some will suggest you use a spray bottle or some suggest you make loud noise either by clapping and banging something to stop undesirable behaviors. Whichever method you will use, make sure you are not yelling at them or making them fearful and uncomfortable. Just like human babies, they are also delicate. Shaking, kicking, and hitting them can cause serious damage or even death. You will surely not be doing the things that will make your cat afraid of you.


Cats probably communicate with you by the sound of meow. It’s the most well-known way of communication when they need attention, food, or trying to let you know that they miss you when you come back home. The meow sound carrying these feelings will be of higher pitch. When they cry in low sound it may be a symbol that they aren’t feeling well. Focusing on your cat’s meow sound will help you to connect with how your little cat is feeling. The cat who often meows and suddenly stops making noise for some days is an indication that there is something wrong maybe he or she is ill or maybe uncomfortable with the presence of someone.


When your cat is happy, he or she usually uses its purr. Sometimes they also display this purring habit when they are nervous, anxious, or scared and try to comfort themselves in this way.

Hissing and Growling:

Cats show their fear and disdain in a variety of ways. If you found your cat hissing and growling it’s quite obvious that they are scared of something. The cat will puff up and have goosebumps and all its fur will stand on end. It’s the trick cats demonstrate to make themselves bigger and scarier to whatever is frightening them. This is the common reaction cats show when they come in contact with bigger animals like dogs. Approach them carefully because in fear they can strike you too.

Moving Tail

Cats move their tail in different ways to express their feelings. When the cat’s tail is:

  • Straight up, it means your cat is happy.
  • Tucked between the legs, your cat is feeling scarry.
  • Widely wishing, the cat is quite annoying.
  • Moving rapidly from side to side, means the cat is agitated.

It’s important to understand the cues and signals cats are giving you to better understand their feeling and get closer to them.

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