How cats communicate- Cat body language
Did you know that cats communicate with each other and with their humans using body language? Humans communicate via a verbal language, therein lies the source of many human-cat misunderstandings. Your cat is “talking” to you in the only way he knows how. The burden is on us to learn his language and thus interpret his messages.
Reading cat body language
Cats have acute vision and respond well to visual cues. Their eyesight is not as clear close-up so if they are having trouble seeing something right in front of their noses, move the object a little further away. Visual communication for cats includes the use of their tail, eyes, mouth, ears and the positions in which cats hold these body parts sends a different message. Want to eavesdrop on your cat’s “conversations”? We invite you to use the links below which demonstrate specific cat body language. When the image opens, double click on the image to enlarge it.
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