Whether you are adopting or have just adopted a cat, the excitement you are having should be great. No doubt it takes time and effort to be a responsible owner, the joy you would enjoy with your new companion overshadows all hard work. Doesn’t it just melt your heart when your “cutie pie” looks into your eyes with unreserved love?
When you have your new pet cat joining the family, you need to ensure that you have enough time to spend with it. This is the time when you could build the bonding and to understand your feline’s personality. No two cats have identical characteristics and traits, so it is always helpful to understand your very own pet. Sooner or later, depending on how much time you have spent with your cat, you should be able to understand your new companion, just like any human beings.
You may not see the reason behind as to why you need to understand your cat. But understanding your cat is extremely important if you want to be a good and responsible owner. Well, of course your cat cannot talk to you but by observing your cat’s behavior, you could figure out what it wants if you understand it well enough. So if you know what your feline wants, isn’t it easier for you to provide it with better care? Notwithstanding the fact that you should be able to understand your cat sooner or later, it would definitely benefit you with more information as in how you could better understand your cat.
To begin the journey of understanding your cat, you may like to start by observing its behavior to look out for signals which show that it is ready to attack anytime. The signal to attack out of anger and the signal to fight out of playfulness can be different. Cats can have anger issues though they are always tamed. To know when your cat is prepared to attack when agitated is important as you would not want it to injure any person or any other pet. When you see that your cat crouched with its head down, it may imply that it is not happy and you can expect it to pounce anytime. There are other signs you can look out for, like moving its tail horizontally, more of like lashing a whip back and forth. If your cat did not attack, it may also retreat to some places where it can find comfort to cool down.
There are also times when cats, especially kittens attack you, your family members or even other pets because they are in their playful mood. It’s not difficult to see their playful signals. An elated cat with a playful mood is always active and likes to run about. It may hide behind any object, crouched and fix its eyes on its target waiting for a good time to attack and run. If your cat purrs, a soft and low sound made by its throat could be heard, this is actually a signal showing to you that it is pleased. When this happened, you may like to cuddle it or stroke its head to show your extra attention on it.
As mentioned, it just melts your heart when your feline looks into your eyes with unreserved love. You can look for the signs from your cat when it is showing its love towards you. One way as some people believe is through licking and biting. Another signal is shown when a cat squint when it look at you, it is actually showing you its love and affection.
Understanding your cat isn’t that difficult as long as you put your heart into it. The examples which I’ve mentioned above were only a fraction of the signals you can look out for as a start. Spend a little more time with your new companion, observe it carefully, and take note of its personalities. In no time at all, you will understand you new friend inside out.