Need help reading your cat’s body language? I f you’ve ever wondered why your cat “randomly” bites or goes from relaxed to spaz mode in what seems like an instant, chances are you’re missing—or misreading—your cat’s body language cues. They’re not so subtle if you’re paying attention and know how to “read” cat! If your cat is showing you the above body language you have one happy kitty on your hands! They feel relaxed, safe and comfortable with you.
A cat with this body language is feeling tense and needing to assess the current environment before being able to relax. With pricked up ears and a low, straight tail this cat is on high alert!
Does your cat give you the slow blink? If so, you should be flattered! A slow blink from a cat is the ultimate sign of love and trust, showing you that they’re completely comfortable and enjoying your company.
A squinting cat is feeling happy, and is offering you the kitty version of a smile. Want to smile back? Next time your cat makes those cute squint-y eyes at you, squint back at them to show you understand.
Is your cat making that “S” shaped tail at you and wiggling around playfully? Might be time to break out the toys, this cat is in a good mood and wants to run around.
A cat with their ears back and crouching is ready for fight or flight. Unsure of what’s going on and what to do next, this cat is anxious or fearful and preparing themselves for anything. This cat is ready to pounce or run! With a puffy, agitated tail and flattened ears, your cats adrenaline is sure to be pumping as they prepare for their next move. Be careful touching a cat showing this body language as they wont want any extra stimulation when they’re already riled up.