Weird Cat Facts that will Blow your Mind


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Cats have a unique sign language. For those who love keeping cats as their pets, here are some intriguing cat facts that can help you understand your pet better. These interesting facts about cats are funny and amusing too.

Communicating by their Tails

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Cats use tails to communicate. Noticing your cat’s tail can often inform you about its mood and you can act accordingly. Different tail positions have different meanings and intentions:

  • Tail down – this might mean that your pet is feeling scared or threatened.
  • Tail up – this denotes that your pet is very happy. It shows a cheerful cat. 
  • Tail moving slowly back and forth – this means that your cat is still trying to analyze the situation and is still making up its mind. 
  • Tail moving quickly back and forth – this may denote that your pet is very irritated and wants some alone time. 
  • Halloween-cat tail – this is the scariest sign of all. It means that your cat can appear scarier and larger. It is also in a very bad mood. 

Communication by their Ears

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Cats also use their ears to communicate. Your pet cat’s ear position also tells you a lot about its mood.

  • Ears Straight Up – this means that your cat is very alert. 
  • Ears Forward – this denotes that your cat is currently satisfied and content. 
  • Ears Turned Back – this may mean that your cat is currently stimulated or agitated. If there are others cats around with their ears turned back, then you need to be careful. 
  • Ears Turned Sideways or Back – this means that your cat is feeling nervous or anxious. 
  • Ears Back and Flat Against Head – This denotes that your cat is very scared and is at its best defensive mode. It also means that your pet is very angry or irritated. 

Cats Use Their Eyes To Communicate Too

Your cat’s eyes can tell you a lot of things. They can give you clues about their feelings:

  • Dilated Pupils – this indicates that your cat is scared, surprised or stimulated. You can likewise calm your pet when you see these signs. 
  • Staring Eyes – this denotes that your cat is ready to accept the challenge.
  • Constricted Pupils – Again, this means that your pet cat is very tensed, irritated, agitated or aggressive. 
  • Slowly Blinking – this denotes that your cat is quite comfortable and safe. It also has complete trust on your surroundings. 
  • Half-Closed Eyes – Droopy eyelids showcase that the pet is relaxed and comfortable. 

These body language signs are very useful when you want to train or tame a cat. This way, you can also determine if your pet is feeling comfortable with you, responding to your commands or is very angry and uncomfortable. This helps you in getting gentler or more aggressive with your training patterns. 

Your cat will use several body language signs to convey its feelings and moods. You need to observe your cat well for a few days to know more about these cat facts. You can also use this above information to communicate with your cat better. This will help you develop a better relation with your pet. After a few months, you will be able to better decipher its mood and feelings.

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