Skip to comments.Think you know your cat? Think again: New video demystifies feline body language
Posted on 08/03/2013 5:36:01 AM PDT by Daffynition
Uncut title: Think you know your cat? Think again: New video demystifies feline body language - and reveals they probably DON'T want their tummy stroked
Every cat owner likes to think they share a special bond with their feline friend, but experts believe that many people might be missing the chance to communicate effectively.
Britain's leading cat charity has produced a video guide to cat behaviour after a study found many owners struggle to understand their pet.
The Cats Protection video dispels popular myths such as cats licking their lips when they are hungry or wanting their tummies scratched when they roll over.
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My daughter and SIL got a cat to teach our grandson how to relate to other living things. Sometimes he is sweet to her and they will curl up on the couch or floor and sleep together.
Sometimes he treats her mean. She doesn't bite or scratch, just gets up and walks away. He will then try to make nice, but the cat just ignores him or hide even more if he becomes too persistent in his apology.
Then, when he is least expecting it, she will come over, curl up beside him and roll over on her back for a tummy rub. The little fellow is getting a real education in how to treat living things and is very lucky to have a gentle feline friend who won't bite or scratch.
They are most fascinating creatures!
What a wonderful experience for your grandson. I think that’s great!
I’ll bet donuts that average cat owners are smarter than the study researcher(s).
I'd hit it.
Eyes blinking at you? What do they know! That’s a kitty kiss.
'Unlike dogs and humans, cats have not evolved the complex facial muscles that allow them to make obvious expressions,' she said.
Cats don't need 'obvious facial expression' to communicate their thoughts. Obviously! You will know when they mean business just by looking at their eyes.
A few days ago the Daily Mail had a story about dog expressions and advised owners to watch their eyebrows.
My cat gets up in the bed about 4:15am every morning, and is very affectionate. He purrs and rolls around next to me, for about 5 minutes. If I haven’t gotten up to feed him by then he bites my arms and starts attacking my feet. Doesn’t matter if there’s food in his bowl, he wants someone to go downstairs with him, make sure he’s fed and give him some attention.
I just presume my cat wants to kill me.
It makes things much easier.
Other cat behaviors.
(this one’s a classic)
(beating the masochistic cat)
Actually this is fairly common among cats, some of whom aggressively demand to be thumped and get quite upset when it stops. There used to be a lot of videos of it, but I think YouTube got too many complaints from unknowing animal lovers that cats *could not* enjoy being thumped, no matter what.
Mao, my girl kitty;s, favorite thing is life is being vigorously brushed, with a pin/stripper brush. Twice a day at least. She’s a fur factory! And she ALWAYS rolls over to get her tummy brushed. She loves it!
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