How To Properly Read Your Cat’s Body Language: A Visual Guide
A Visual Guide
Your cat’s ears, eyes, tail, and body language are trying to tell you something. Here’s how to decipher your cat’s body language.
If 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!
EARS UPRIGHT I'm intent on listening and assessing my environment. TAIL IS HELD STRAIGHT BUT WITH A LOW INCLINE Slight fear or aggression.
STEADY SOFT GAZE This means your cat is relaxed and feels safe. EARS FORWARD I'm happy to see you! I might wind around your legs or head bump you. TAIL RAISED AND SLIGHTLY CURVED AT TIP Your cat is happy.
THE SLOW BLINK A slow blink while looking at you is the ultimate sign of trust and affection!