cat body language

Why do cats do the crab walk?

Cats do the crab walk to ensure that the side of their body always faces the hostile stranger opposite who…

4 months ago

Domestic cat ‘lean’ which tells you that she likes the way you stroke and touch her

My cat does this all the time. Does yours? When I am about to pet him by stroking the side…

10 months ago

Defensive cat body language. A good example on video.

This is a good example of what I would describe as defensive cat body language. Of course, it normally takes…

2 years ago

Adult domestic cat belly-up posture is a cat hug

The cat in the picture is my companion, Gabriel. He is belly up but he would have done it whether…

2 years ago

Paul Leyhausen’s Offensive, Defensive Cat Behavior Drawings

The drawings show the varying aggressive postures of the domestic cat from Paul Leyhausen's study Cat Behavior (1979). The book…

2 years ago

Why do cats arch their back when playing?

Cats arch their back when playing because they are acting out an encounter that may well take place in real…

2 years ago

How do cats show dominance?

Both the behaviour of the dominant cat as well as that of the submissive cat are discussed here. There are…

4 years ago

How Does Your Cat Ask You For Food?

I want my cat to ask me for food. I want him to say, "Dad, can I have my dinner?".…

5 years ago

Pay attention to what your cat is telling you through his body language

Paying attention to what your cat is telling you through his body language can be the difference between good and…

5 years ago

Don’t Stare at Your Cat! True or False?

Some experts say that cats don't appreciate being stared at. A full-on stare can make a cat feel uneasy and…

6 years ago