In today’s post, I’m going to talk about tail swishing in cats.
Let’s dive right in.
Cats’ tails wag and twitch all the time. A seat that moves quickly shows both fear and aggression. A cat’s tail that gently sways to and fro could mean your cat is paying attention to something going on. Right before your cat jumps on the feather wand you’re giving it, you might see this tail move.
What does a Tail Swishing in Cats Mean?
As cats move their tails, they often show afraid or protection. If your cat’s tail moves back and forth, she’s probably scared of something. There are many other signs that something is not right in the world of cats, like an arched back, fur that stands on end, flattened whiskers, and ears that are cocked. There’s no way this cat is having a good time.
Usually, when a cat’s tail moves violently and quickly, it means that it is angry. People or things are going to be hurt by this kitty. A cat’s tail moves quickly when it’s ready to attack most of the time. Prepare for your pet to scratch or bite you if her tail shakes like this. Leave any cat in this kind of mood for a while. There are a lot of times when cats bite and scratch people, and these things can be terrible. So, be careful.
Why do Cats Swish Their Tail?
If you’re happy, your dog will wiggle its tail. Do cats do the same? Even though cats don’t have the same excited tail wag that dogs are known for, they can still wag their tails when they’re happy. It’s not always the case that cats wag their tails when they’re angry or upset.
Cattail language is very sophisticated and can be a great way to figure out how your cat is feeling. If you pay attention to the direction and speed of your cat’s wagging tail, as well as the rest of their body, you can usually figure out how they feel. It might be because your cat likes to play with its tail. Check out our list of possible reasons why.
Do Cats Wagtail When Happy?
During good times, your cat will walk around your house with her tail raised, pointing straight up at the sky. Sometimes, she’ll also bend the tip of her seat a little and even wiggle or twitch it a little. Dogs wagging their tails aren’t the same as this. It’s a more subtle way for her to tell you that she’s happy and content.
Cats may also wiggle their tails more energetically when they’re having fun, swiping their seats from side to side as they do. You might see your cat do this when she’s trying to get a feather wand from you or when two cats are “play fighting.” This is a perfect method to inform if two cats play with each other or are very serious about something. If your cat is afraid, she’s more likely to raise her tail. During playtime, she is more likely to swing and wag the thing.
What Should You do if a Cat is Swishing its Tail?
The low flick tail wagging will look like a quick back and forth. As soon as you see this cat’s tail wiggle, give them space. This cat tail language is likely to happen when they are in a situation they don’t want to be in. For example, when they have to go to the vet. The way your cat’s tail moves is usually a sign that they’re afraid.
Also, their ears might be pushed back, their body bent over, and if they’re terrified, they’ll put their tails between them. It can be hard to distinguish between this cattail swishing and the angry, low flick. If your cat feels playful, the quick sway from side to side is likely to follow. This is common to see when cats play with toys or another cat.
It will be accompanied by dilated eyes and ears that point forward. If you see your cat’s tail move quickly, it usually means that the cat is paying attention. You’ll often see cats use this tail language when they’re looking out a window and watching a small animal or bird. They might also make weird cat sounds like chirping or chattering.
Swishing Tail Cat
Is the end of your cat’s tail straight with a bit of curl in this picture? Or is it on the ground? The bottom might be tucked between his legs. As the tail moves, you can figure out what your cat is thinking or feeling by how it moves.
The tail can move in any way. The tip of your cat’s seat might be moving. This is very different from a complete tail wag. Is the tail wagging, or does it just quiver? Please pay attention to what your cat’s tail is doing and where it is.
A lot of things depend on the context. There’s a squirrel outside your window, isn’t there? Is she facing a cat she hasn’t met before? Was she taking a long nap before this? When your cat’s tail starts to wag, look at what’s going on around him. This can help you figure out what the tail-wag means.
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