How to Understand Your Cats: What They Are Trying to Tell You?

Did you know that your cat may be trying to tell you something, even though they don’t speak English or any other human language? Not every cat owner understands their feline friend. It is not easy to read the mind of a cat, but it’s not impossible either. If you have had your cat for a while, you probably know all of their little quirks and habits.

But if you have just adopted a new kitty or are new to having cats in general, it is okay if you don’t understand them yet. These creatures are known for being mysterious after all. However, with time and patience, you will learn more about your feline friend in no time.

The first step is understanding what they are trying to tell you when they do something specific; like crying at night or scratching the same wall over and over again. This article will provide insight on how to understand your cats so that they can feel safe in their environment again

8 Common Signs They’d Show

Your cats reveal a lot about themselves through their actions, mannerisms, and even their posture. Through careful observation, you’ll be able to tell a lot about your cat and figure out what makes them tick.


Most of the time, cats will purr when they are relaxed, which emits waves of calmness. This could also happen when you stroke them, and if it does, your feline companion is content or friendly. However, cats also purr to express other demands and feelings.


Cats use scratching as a way to communicate their excitement and other emotions. Scratching leaves a cat’s scent behind and identifies its territory. Some kittens will scratch when they’re anxious or bored.

Knocking Things

They discover via experience that you respond every time they knock that cup or pen off the table. For them, this is attention. It doesn’t matter if the response would be positive they just want to get attention from you.


Cats may lick you to form a link with you, to “claim” you, to get your attention, or because they believe you need good grooming. When anxious, some cats will lick excessively, so if you see any other strange habits, consult your veterinarian.


The cat uses her meow to interact with humans. Cats meow for a variety of purposes, including greeting us, requesting items, and alerting us to problems.

Tail Wagging

Cats may wag their tails in an unhappy, irritated, or even painful manner. However, on other the hand, a dog’s tail will wag in an affectionate manner. You can typically tell how your cat is feeling just by observing the direction and pace of their tail as well as the rest of their body.


When their predators are most active, which is at night and during the day, cats tend to be less active. One of the main causes of your cat’s extended naps is energy conservation, which is where the phrase “cat nap” came from.

Chirping Your cat is often joyful, enthusiastic, and intent on a potential hunt when he makes the sound. Also when a cat spots a potential prey animal, they show its excitement.

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