Unlike the dog, the cat makes tail movements more subtle and less obvious to understand. Indeed, when a dog stirs his tail, it usually means he is happy. For the cat, it’s a bit more complicated. To understand the meaning of each tail movement of your cat and thus anticipate his reactions, it is here!
1. He quickly moves his tail
If you see that your cat is beating his tail quickly and up and down, it’s because something is annoying him. If you are the object of his annoyance, it is better that you leave immediately before undergoing his wrath.
2. He gently swings his tail
If your cat gently swings his tail in a movement from left to right, it is because he is slightly upset or is on alert. In this case, give him some space while he calms down.
3. He holds his tail up and straight
If your cat walks with the tail high and straight like an i with the hooked end hooked, it’s because he’s quite happy or even confident. Often cats hold their tails in this position when they come to greet us when we return home.
4. He holds his low tail
If your cat keeps his tail low, close to the ground, it is because he is afraid and he is about to escape at any moment. Try to find out what scares him.
5. He makes his tail wag
If your cat has the queuing tail, it’s because he’s very happy to see you.
6. He wraps his tail around your leg
If your cat welcomes you by wrapping his tail around your leg, it’s his way to say hello to you, as if he were shaking your hand. It’s a real sign of affection, so enjoy!
7. He slightly undulates his tail when he is lying down
If your cat shakes his tail slightly when he is lying down, it is either because he wants you to stop petting him, or because he is sick or not feeling well.
8. He has a spiky tail
RUN AWAY !!!