9 Rules Of Feline Speak: Learn To Communicate With Your Cat
2024/01/10

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1. Avoid staring: Cats find direct, unblinking eye contact threatening. Instead, try to maintain normal-sized pupils and interpret their cues better.

2. Return slow blinks: Cats show affection through long, slow blinks. If your cat gives you a dreamy eye contact, it means they love you. Return the slow blink to communicate your affection back.

3. Use high-pitched voices: Cats have a higher vocal range than humans. Talking to your cat in higher octaves can be pleasing to them and improve communication.

4. Avoid touching their bellies: Cats often show their bellies when they feel secure, but it doesn't necessarily mean they want a belly rub.

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Most cats don't enjoy belly rubs as their sensitive organs are located near their soft underbellies.

5. Appreciate the power of purring: Cats purr when they're happy, but also when they're sick or injured. Purring has healing properties and can help calm and comfort both the cat and the human.

6. Allow them to knead: Kneading is a behavior cats develop as kittens when nursing. It signals comfort and contentment. Though it can be painful, accepting a cat's kneading is a way of showing acceptance and affection.

7. Recognize head bumping as a sign of affection: When a cat bumps their head against yours, it's a way of showing love and respect.

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By offering your head or initiating the bump, you're communicating love in their language.

8. Pay attention to tail movements: A cat's tail can reveal their mood and intentions. Understanding tail cues can help you respect their space and avoid potential conflicts.

9. Know your individual cat: Every cat has their own way of communicating. Pay attention to your cat's cues, and when something seems off, take the time to have a conversation with them.

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