Along with the eyes and whiskers, the tail is one of the most characteristic features of felines and also fulfills an important mission. Thanks to it, they are able to relate and communicate both with their environment and with human beings. Learn to master and interpret the body language of a cat is only a matter of time and deciphering the mood that hides behind its different movements and positions. These are some of the most common.
Vertical or raised glue: If the cat’s tail is in this position, the meaning is very positive. A kitten with a raised tail is happy, confident, has a friendly demeanor and a desire to show affection to those around him. If the tip of the tail is also slightly bent, this represents the maximum state of joy.
Low tail: On the contrary, a stiff tail in a low position means that a storm is coming. The cat thus announces a great anger And, beware, it could be the preamble to an aggressive attitude.
Bristling tail: When a cat bristles its tail, its volume grows and in this way it tries to appear larger to face an enemy or danger. With this posture the cat announces its agitation, his anger and he confronts those who threaten him or try to frighten him. It is basically a defense posture.
Tail sweeping the floor: In this case the meaning can be variable. If the tail wags and, at the same time, brushes the ground, it could indicate that the cat is interested in something or wants to play. It can also be a sign of anger when the movement is accompanied by tapping on the ground.
Tail with whip motion (side to side): Attention, angry cat. In this case it is a warning sign. The animal warns that someone does not like or does not tolerate something that is happening around him.
Quick movement of the tip of the tail: The cat will always react with this movement to a pleasant stimulus that produces great emotion: our arrival home, something that is attractive …
Hidden glue: If the kitten hides its tail or rolls it under its body, it means that it has fear and that something or someone is causing it. You may also want to convey disappointment at not having accomplished something. As a general rule, the lower the tail, the lower the feline’s mood.
Tail swinging: A tail that swings from side to side with slow, smooth, and deliberate movements generally indicates that the cat is calm and focused on something. Very common as before when the pussycat is going to bring out its most hunter side.
Tail with vigorous movements: If, on the other hand, the cat’s tail moves strongly back and forth translate it as a mixture of fear, aggressiveness and anger. Be very careful because the next move could be to bite or scratch. The faster you move your tail, the more unhappy you are.
The tail of cats can also be used as a toy. It is common for a cat to use kittens to entertain her little ones, keep them under control and keep them active by stimulating their motor skills, curiosity and hunting instincts.