There are many ways that domestic felines choose to communicate. They have slow eye blinks that say “I love you” and head bumps to say “I’m Yours”. They also chirp at prey, twitch their whiskers, and puff up their fur coats to appear larger to potential threats,.
But at the forefront of feline body language, the tail is particularly skilled at signaling a cat’s likes, dislikes and deepest desires.
Beavers slap their tails to warn of danger. Horses whip their tails to swat away flies. Dogs wag their tails in a certain way to indicate emotion.
Similarly, a cat’s tail is not just a tail. While primarily used for balance, their tail serves to communicate a feline’s physical and emotional state. Together with individualized meows and scent cues, owners can put together the subtleties of feline body language.Continue…