2023 Author: Alex Livingston | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 11:39
Our cat expresses and communicates his state of well-being or even discomfort, his desire to be pampered and more, when he assumes certain postures and performs various gestures. Now very recognizable to us. We have learned to play almost everything about our cat friends. Their non-verbal communication is very clear to us. But have you ever wondered why the cat collects the tail in front of the paws?
We know that when his tail is high and straight he is telling us that he is happy to see us again. On the other hand, when the tail is straight with the tip slightly curved it means that something has attracted his attention.
When the tail is straight, but it moves, it is always a good sign, it means that he wants to party with it. On the other hand, when it moves its tail quickly it is a sign of agitation, fear or annoyance.
On the other hand, when the tail is low, it is in front of a prey and is preparing to attack it. But let's see why it twists its tail around itself.
The so-called "sphinx tail". Seated, the tail wraps around the front legs, in the typical position of the Egyptian sphinx.
Some theory exists. It could be the apotheosis of relaxation, often in this position the cat dozes off, closes its eyes and rests even for a long time.
In this position the cat may want to protect itself, it could simply be quiet without wanting to be annoyed, so it puts its tail in front.
Or he might want to give his disagreement about something he doesn't agree with. Equate it to our crossing our arms.
Another theory is that they use the tail to warm up. This attitude is manifested more when they squat to doze and then wrap their bodies with their tails.
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