Did you ever wonder what your cat is saying?

Cat poses with an antique clockHow to Translate the Cat Language by Understanding Their Behavior

When it comes to understanding how to handle your cat’s behavior issues you need to know first what your cat is trying to say. There are many ways that cats try to communicate with one another and they are very subtle. What this means is that they use body language to be able to communicate with one another. It is the way that a cat moves its ears or the way that it flicks its tail. Cats understand how to speak to each other in this unspoken way that leads to communications that are perfect. However, for us, this requires more work.

Because cat’s body language is very restrained, it is easier for us to understand the ways that cats are trying to communicate with us when they are communicating with their voice in the same way that we are communicating. There is a very large range of sounds that cats can make and it is everything from a purr to a hiss that lets us know how they are feeling.

Is it Nature or is it Nurture?

Experts always argue which things cats do are learned and which are instincts. No one is very sure which one is which and that means that it is an argument that will not be settled. However, what matters is that we understand what the sounds mean and not which ones are learned and which ones are instinct.

  1. What Are Reflex Actions?


Reflex actions are the ones that happen when you are not thinking about it. You will see that there are some actions that are absolutely natural that happen when an action happens. What that means is that it will follow with no thought and no reaction from your pet.


  1. What Does All This Science Mean for my Cat?


When you want to train your cat, you need to understand your cat. Your cat will never do anything that is not natural. But what you can do is teach your cat how to adapt his or her behaviors to do what you need to do.


An example of a way that we have taken the cat’s natural abilities and adapted them is the litterbox. This is something that is based on the fact that cats will bury their waste in the wild and so we are able to show them how to adapt this into a behavior that we are able to use.


How to Speak Feline


Understanding how to speak feline is about understanding all of the aspects of their body movement, as this is the way that they communicate with us. There is so much more in this than just the swishing of a tail or the noises that come out of their name.


Cats use many different sounds that have a very descriptive name and purpose, in that they are all based around what it is that they are trying to communicate at the moment. There are many variations of these and as a cat family you need to understand them in order to know what is going on with your cat. The cat’s meow is the greatest way that cats are able to get our attention and it also is a signal to a cat that has a kitten that their kitten needs something. Cats are relatively loud when they meow depending on the feeling and the urgency of the need for them. This is their way of yelling at humans, and indicates that they need to be able to speak to us as well as get our attention. Kittens meow tons when they are little, but as they grow they meow less and less and that is because the meow is saved as one of those ways to get attention when nothing else seems like it is working for the cat.


When a cat is angry you will hear the cat hiss. The reason for this is that it is warning whoever or whatever is coming near it that is should not be coming any closer. Hissing sometimes will also have a yowl that comes from it and that is to warn again. When a cat is very frightened it will do the same thing that a human will do and it will scream.


Cats are very expressive creatures and there is no lack to the amount of communication that they have with us it is our job to know how to decipher these communications and ensure that we are being good parents.


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