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What Does Your Cat’s Tail Tell You About Their Mood?

As a cat owner, you probably pay a lot of attention to the health and wellbeing of your cat. You make sure that they are always fed, are comfortable, and have toys to keep them entertained. Although they can’t talk to you, cats have their own ways of letting you know what they need. Have you ever looked at the way cats wag and move their tails? There could be messages about their mood if you pay attention to their tails as well.

What Does Your Cat’s Tail Tell You About Their Mood?
As a cat owner, you probably pay a lot of attention to the health and wellbeing of your cat.

Held High

If you see your cat holding their tail in a high position, up in the air, it could mean that they are feeling happy, comfortable, and confident. You’ll most likely notice this when they are at home and in their own space. When you see a cat’s tail in this position, you can also feel confident that they will be friendly and more likely to want to socialize with family members and even your guests. You should then also feel comfortable knowing that you’ve provided a cozy and enjoyable environment.

Curved Position

Take a high position and add a curve. If you see your cat’s tail in a similar position, it could mean that it’s time to play. When your cat is feeling frisky and full of energy, you’ll see their tail curved and possibly swaying back and forth. Bring out the toys and have some fun.

Held Down

A cat that is holding their tail toward the floor is showing a sign that they could be in an aggressive or serious mood. If they are feeling threatened or nervous, you’ll see their tail in this position. When the tail is tucked completely between the legs, the mood is scared or skittish.  

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