The inscrutable expressionless domestic cat has 276 facial expressions!

Happy cat

You may be one of those people – there are many – who think that the domestic cat is independent, aloof and almost expressionless. This much admired companion animal does not give much away in facial expressions because they can’t allow themselves to as a survival instinct. However, a recent study revealed that domestic …

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Can cats smile?

Can cats smile. What do you think?

An often-asked question in relation to domestic cats is, “Can cats smile?” It is a question about feline emotions as you can’t smile unless you are happy, a basic emotion. The experts and the observant cat caregivers believe or know that cats can at least experience basic emotions. They can feel happy but can …

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Zoë Kravitz says that you can’t read a cat’s face. True or false?

Zoe Kravitz says that people are creeped out by the lack of feline facial expressions

Zoë Kravitz plays Catwoman in The Batman, the latest episode in the Batman franchise. She appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on March 2, ahead of the film’s release. She discussed her preparations for the filming. She said that she studied cats before taking on the role. She agreed that she drank …

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Cat’s strong, clear, facial expression and strange sound signals annoyance about owner’s behaviour

Unhappy cat held in the wrong way makes a strange sound

This cat is clearly unhappy and about to attack but owner presses on and holds her cat the wrong way. The woman who is holding her cat (and I have presumed that this is her cat) can clearly see that he is unhappy by the expression on his face. But she presses on regardless, …

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Cell phone app understands your cat’s facial expressions

AI in cellphone app can read feline facial expressions

A cell phone (smartphone) app, in development, but in beta version called Tably, uses artificial intelligence (AI) to be able to read a domestic cat’s facial expressions to tell the owner how their cat feels. It is an interesting development on the back of previous studies which showed that domestic cats do have subtle …

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Why don’t domestic cats express their emotions through facial expressions like humans?

Car facial expressions

Domestic cats, in general, have this deadpan face. It is not entirely expressionless but, compared to humans, cats’ faces are relatively impassive. Their faces do show pain, however, when it becomes quite pinched and tense looking. It is quite noticeable and it varies with the amount of pain that the cat is suffering from. …

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The domestic cat’s unexpressive face

Grumpy cat ascii

The domestic cat, we have to admit, has an unexpressive face compared to that of humans. This allows us to project our thoughts onto our cat. The reason is because their ability to be social is only a few thousand years old. The domestic cat has evolved from a solitary animal to a social …

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