How To Understand Your Cats Language?

There is no doubt that cat lovers have a great attachment to their cats. With a cat on your lap, you always love to adore them, give them kisses, or want to play with them all the time. But do you understand whether your four-legged friend wants the same too? 

Just like humans, cats have their moods to play, adore or be angry. But if you don’t understand what your cat’s behavior means, it may affect your relationship with your feline. So it’s time to give you some tips on understanding a cat’s body language. Cats use their whole body to communicate their emotions. Starting from eyes, and nose to body postures, every part of your cat tries to tell you something different. So, in today’s article, we are going to talk about some cat behavior explained through their whole body language.

Lying On Back With Exposed Belly

This gesture means your kitten completely trusts you and feels comfortable enough to expose its weak area to you. But don’t dare to rub your cat’s belly. They don’t like that belly rub at all. If you do so, chances are you will get scratched on your hand by your kitty. There is a catch though. If you can’t resist adorning your pet’s belly, then wait for their growling. Growling means they are ready to take the love strokes from you. 

Arched Back

If your cat gets near you and arches its back means they are looking for a warm hug from you. Also, they may scratch behind their ear to ask for cuddles. So whenever you notice that arched body of your tom, get ready for cuddles! But if you see a combination of Arched back with bristled hair means your cat is frightened or angry about something.

Rubbing Against You

That’s a very common gesture of kittens. Whenever cats rub on something, it means they are marking their territory. Especially if they rub their cheeks on, it reveals their special territorial pheromones. So, next time when your cat rubs against you, be happy. At least your kitty is claiming you!


Kneading is a very special gesture that reveals your cat is particularly happy and content. Also, Cats knead only special ones. So be proud when your cat kneads on your lap. 

Butt Wiggling

Wiggling butts of cats may seem funny to you. But that cute butt wiggling is a massage for pouncing. It means your kitten is targeting something to catch on to. 

The Curled-Up Cat

This is the most common sleeping position of a cat. It means your cat feels calm and safe. Sleeping this way cats minimize their heat loss. However, if you have not noticed that your cat is sleeping too much during the day being curled up, you need to pay attention and check with your vet.

Licking You

If your pet licks you, it shows a great part of their affection towards you. The same goes for felines. If your cat starts licking your skin, hair, earlobes, or even nibbling on your clothes, It means they are considering you as an important part of the family group.

Final Thoughts

So these are some common body languages of your cats that will help you to understand your pets better. And next time don’t ignore these signs of your cats if you want to build a better relationship with your feline. 

Murphy Bernier

Murphy Bernier

Murphy Bernier is a New-York based freelance writer, professional blogger and certified dog trainer. She networks shelter pets to help them find homes and volunteers for rescue groups as she is passionate about dog rescue and adoption. From a very early age, she developed extensive animal handling skills from her dad, and that’s where her love for animals started.

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