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How to Decode Your Cat's Behavior

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Engelta owns a cat and is very passionate on writing about pets and animals in general.

From the way they sit to they manner in which they flick their tail, find out what your cat is telling you with these common behaviors.

From the way they sit to they manner in which they flick their tail, find out what your cat is telling you with these common behaviors.

How to Communicate With Your Cat

Just because you and your cat speak different languages, doesn't mean you can't successfully communicate with each other! Humans and their pet cats can share a special and complex bond, and your pet cat is able to communicate his or her needs to you using certain physical cues. The look in your cat's eyes, their body language, and their vocalizations all contain vital information—as long as you know what they mean.

Understanding Cat Body Language

Cats are versatile creatures, and they have a lot of different movements! Nevertheless, there are some actions that house cats are liable to do when they're around you. Although it may not seem like it, they are using their body to tell you something! Here are some of the most common phrases in the feline language.

Rolling on the Floor

If your kitty is rolling back and forth on the floor, she is either submitting to you or inviting you to play. If it's the latter, you shouldn't miss it for anything in the world! However, your cat won't want to play for too long before getting upset and turning your fingers into snack food.

Squinty Eyes

Cats squint when they are happy. If they close their eyes slowly while looking, that shows that they trust you. Do not break their trust.

Sticking a Raised Back in Your Face

Your cat finds tail-sniffing normal, so even if it's not your cup of tea, it's your cat’s version of a warm "hello."

Sleeping While Curled Up

Cats curl themselves up into little balls when they sleep so that they produce and maintain enough body heat to feel warm while they're sleeping.

Kneading

Cats would make great bakers since they seem to love alternately pressing their paws against a soft object—usually you! Behaviorists believe this is a leftover trait from when they were kittens, as the kneading would help their mothers produce milk.

Why Do Cats Loaf or Tuck Their Paws Under Them?

Your cat might often tuck their paws under their stomach, making them look like a cuddly and cute loaf of bread. But besides looking cute, what does it mean? Cats do this when they are feeling safe and comfortable—if they're sitting like this, they probably think that they don't need to use their claws anytime soon! They also sit in such a way to conserve body heat. If you see your cat sitting like a loaf, it is definitely a good sign!

“Generally speaking, a cat who is lying with their paws tucked underneath them is considered relaxed. They aren’t preparing to defend themselves or run away.”

— Mikel Delgado, Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis

The Cat Loaf Position, Also Known as the Kitty Loaf

A cat loaf refers to the adorable way your cat tucks their paws under themselves when they're feeling relaxed and comfortable.

A cat loaf refers to the adorable way your cat tucks their paws under themselves when they're feeling relaxed and comfortable.

Other Cat Sitting Positions and Behaviors

BehaviorExplanationHow to Respond

Laying Down With One Paw Out

It may look as though your cat is doing yoga or stretching herself out a bit, but in fact, this position makes it easier for cats to clean themselves up.

Let your cat clean themselves! Hygiene is important.

Exposing Their Belly

This is pretty similar to dogs and is one of the most important and definitive signs of trust.

You can rub your cats belly, but don't be surprised if they pounce on you after a while.

Staring Into Space

Do not think your cat just went mad. Cats have great vision and are aware of things that we aren't. It may be staring at a fly you can not see. Either way, they did not just go mad.

Leave your cat alone. They're focused.

Hugging and Biting You

It's just a game. Your cat loves play wrestling, even when it plugs its sharp teeth into your easily punctured flesh.

Engage your cat and let them play! It doesn't hurt that much.

Chattering at Animals

This is a hunting reflex that cats have maintained throughout evolution. It's a sign of excitement at the chance of being able to hunt, but it can be a sign of frustration at not being able to catch their pray. Cats especially do this at birds.

It's not the best time to snuggle your cat right now—they might confused you for a bird!

Snuggling Up to Your Computer

Cats want warm places, and your computer emits a lot of heat and energy. Even more, however, cats love to get on your nerves and annoy you. See, cats own you—not the other way round.

Let your cat hang around—they just want to get warm, after all! If they're distracting you, gently pick them up and place them in a warm spot nearby.

Quivering Their Butt

This happens when cats are stretching and also as a form of "greeting"; however, it can occasionally be a sign that your cat is trying to portray dominance and spay their scent on their territory.

If your cat is neutered, you don't have to worry about spaying. Let your cat say hello!

If your cat's tail is down, it could mean that they're focused on something. . .Shhh!

If your cat's tail is down, it could mean that they're focused on something. . .Shhh!

Cat Tail Language

In addition to looking at your cat's ears, mouth, nose, and body movement for indicators of how your cat is doing, you can tell a lot about how they are feeling by the movement of their tail. If it's held high, it means it's happy, and if it's low it means that it's ready to pounce, so it's important to know what their tail means—it might be a sign that you should move out of the way!

Tail MovementMeaningHow to Respond

High Tail

When a cat holds her tail high as she moves around her territory, she communicates confidence and contentment. She is expressing happiness and is willing to be friendly with other people in her space. A little twitch at the tip of the tail can mean that the cat is particularly happy.

Play with your cat! They're in a good mood and it's time to take advantage.

Curved Like a Question Mark

Maybe you should rearrange your schedule for the day so that you can stay in and play with your cat. This position indicates that the cat is playful and ready to have fun with you.

Offer your hand out and invite your kitty to play.

Low Tail

A tail held low can signal aggression and should be taken very seriously—your cat might be ready to pounce! That is, unless your cat is Persian, as they keep their tail in a low position all the time.

Figure out what's bothering your cat and try to solve the problem. It's not the best idea to play with your cat at this time.

Tucked Away

A tail that is curved beneath the body signals submission or fear. Something is not right and is making the cat nervous.

Wait for your cat to come to you; they might be feeling overwhelmed.

Puffed Up

If your cat is puffed up, he or she is likely really agitated and frightened. Your cat is trying to look bigger in order to ward off danger.

Don't try to play with your cat. Leave them alone and try to figure out what it is that's bothering them.

Whipping Around

A cat who slaps her tail rapidly back and forth is communicating fear and aggression.

Walk away. . .it's not a good idea to play or cuddle with your cat right now.

Swishing Tail

When your cat's tail sways slowly from one side to the other, she is focused on something. You might see it when she is about to be fed.

Let your cat eat, play with the toy, or do whatever it is they're so focused on. No use trying to break their attention

Why Do Cats Sleep on Your Feet?

If they can, cat's will often try to sleep next to their owners. This isn't because they want to maul you in their sleep—far from it. It is actually a sign of trust and protection! Your cat wants to relax and be near you, but not necessarily on you. Staying by your feet means that they can easily leave if they get bored or sick of you.

And if your cat likes to only sleep next to your feet, and not next to the feet of anyone else in your family? Well, lucky you. You're your cat's favorite.

Why Does My Cat Hide From Me?

Cats are pretty good at hiding. And though it's easy to say that they just love playing hide and seek, there are a variety of reasons your cat might be trying to stay out of sight.

Though cats are predators, they are usually non-confrontational—when they see something threatening, they are more likely to run and hide rather than stay back and fight; hence the term "scaredy cat." Check to see if there's something around that might be scaring your cat—this could be another animal, a child, or even you!

In addition, if you've changed something about your home—maybe someone new moved it, or you've got a brand new furniture set—this can cause your cat stress and cause them to hide. Cats like to stick to a routine, so it's important to be especially in tune to your cat's needs when something about their environment has changed.

Why Does My Cat Hide in a Box?

A box, a drawer, a suitcase lying around—cats are known to want to sit in the most random locations. Boxes and otherwise enclosed spaces are comforting to cats; it helps them relax and also protects them from predators. If your cat is stressed, they might also try to find a bag or box to sit in to help ease their anxiety.

Questions & Answers

Question: My cat is non stop meowing. Why is that?

Answer: Maybe you should take the cat to a vet?

Question: My cat is usually a quiet cat but my cat well meow every time he sees me, why?

Answer: He likes you and he’s asking for attention.

Question: Why does my cat like to rub up against my face?

Answer: Your cat wants attention or is just being nice and supportive.

Question: I have two cats, and when I do squats against a wall, both of them stand underneath me, so I have to stop in case I hurt them. Why do they do this?

Answer: Your cats either like to bother you and ask for attention, or they think you’re playing.

Question: Can a male cat realize he was neutered after 3 months or become depressed?

Answer: Animals do have a soul too! They definitely perceive what is going on around, what is going on with people and what is going on with their body.

Question: One of my cats likes to lay beneath the other cats when they are high in a tower or on a shelf. Is this territorial behavior that I should curb?

Answer: You should first consider how your cats relate to each-other or behave towards each other. If the other cats don’t treat this one differently or push him/her away, then I guess there’s nothing to worry about, maybe that’s just the way they like it. Maybe each of them has found their special place to rest, and they’re good. If you feel there’s something going on, maybe try to put the cat with the other ones and see how they behave.

Question: While sitting my cat is moving her butt up why is that so?

Answer: If she sits then stands up, sits again and stands up, then she definitely is not comfortable because she may have been hurt somewhere in her body. I would suggest you go see a vet.

If before she sits, she raises her lower body parts, then sits and stays put, then there is nothing to worry about, she is just making herself comfortable.

Question: My cat makes a weird noise and as soon as I put her down she refuses to move and slowly sits down and puts her butt in the air amd will walk a bit and do the same thing, why?

Answer: She may be showing you she needs medical attention. You should see a vet.

Question: When my cat is on your lap it loves to use its tail to swish gently around my neck and face. Why?

Answer: Because your cat loves you and it is showing it.

Question: My cat likes to cross his paws and dig his face into them, why?

Answer: He may enjoy resting that way.

Question: Why does my cat sleep in a curved way?

Answer: Because it's how it feels best.

Question: My cat looks at me and makes a whining sound like she is disappointed. Sometimes after her toy gets into a spot she can’t reach, she looks at me and makes the whining sound like how puppy whine when they are sad. Sometimes she just looks at me and made that sound randomly. Does she want my attention or what?

Answer: She definitely needs your attention, either to cuddle her or to find her toy and play with her.

Question: There is a cat that I have been feeding for awhile, but he likes to stand on his hindlegs and smack me. What does this cat's behavior mean?

Answer: He wants your attention, or he doesn’t like a particular behavior of yours. Check what you’re doing at that moment, if it happens to be something specific.

Question: My cat keeps picking at his paws is, there something wrong?

Answer: Is it a habit he has picked up lately? Is it in a playful manner? Does your cat pick at his paws when he has nothing else to do or does he do it all the time even when is playing around with any object or when is eating? If it is the first case, he is playing with his paws, like some people use to scratch their fingers/hands or play with their hair all the time. If it is the second case when he does it all the time no matter what he is doing else, then maybe he is too stressed/depressed or his paws may feel scratchy because of an allergy, being untidy, or any infection. In this situation, you should go check with a vet.

Question: Why does my cat's tail gets puffed when she sees me?

Answer: She either likes you, or doesn't at all and perceives you as danger.

Question: Why does my cat whip his tail when resting on my bed?

Answer: It's enjoying the rest, the peace, or wants attention.

Question: I had to force my cat for the last 3 doses of his medication by dropper. Now he he won't take his food. He will only keep smelling the food and then rejecting it. He will not even play with me or stay in the room. He only sits quietly. Why?

Answer: The medication may have altered his taste buds and that’s why he refuses food he is used to. Maybe try to feed him sth else. If you have ever tricked him by feeding him the medication within the food, that may be another reason.

Question: Why does my cat constantly lick his chops?

Answer: All cats do. They lick their bodies daily, multiple times a day. That's how they cleanse themselves.

Question: This is gonna be hard to explain.. But my cat lays on her back and reaches out with her paws, pulling herself along like that. Like i had a mattress laying on the floor and she laid on her back and grabbed the sides of it, pulling herself around the mattress on her back. Is this normal?

Answer: Yes, it's normal, cats like to play a lot. They do it the whole time, especially when young.

Question: Why is my six-year-old cat by my side day and night?

Answer: Cats are very clingy by nature. They get attached to one family member, and they want to be by their side all the time, they get extremely jealous if they feel like they're not getting attention, or if you are giving it to someone/something else. So in short, your cat just wants to be as close to you as possible.

Question: Why is my cat dragging litter and feces out of his litter box?

Answer: Your cat is capricious.

Question: Why is my cat meowing non-stop and bouncing its rear legs?

Answer: You should take your cat to the vet.

Question: My cat and I love each other, and when we play together, he will bite me and comes close to me whenI'm sitting near my computer. But sometimes, he's very skittish. When I stand up to walk, he acts like he's afraid of me. Why? What should I do so I don't scare him? He's almost 1 year.

Answer: Is the cat adopted? Maybe he has some issues from previous experiences and that's why he's afraid. Or someone else may have misbehaved causing your cat to be afraid of certain actions, even though he has no reason to be afraid of you specifically, it's just the actions may trigger him.

Question: What does it mean when your cat lays down with a flat belly and all four paws extended?

Answer: It wants to cuddle, or is just stretching.

Question: Why does my cat keep looking up?

Answer: Cats have the ability to detect psychic energy. That's why it keeps looking up. There's some psychic activity going on in your house. Not to be afraid though. It happens to everyone.

Question: Why does one of my cats lay on her side while waiting to be fed?

Answer: Your cat has learnt, somehow, that she’s fed when she does that, and she knows you understand that sign. It is nothing to worry about

Question: My cats wont stop sitting on my lap, it was cute when I first got them, but it now just seems like they need to be physically attached to me at all times. It can get pretty frustrating at times. Why do they do this and can I teach them not to?

Answer: You taught them early on, and it created a pattern. I guess you can use a pillow on your lap and they sit there, maybe spray your scent on the pillow and gradually move it away from you. Maybe they will learn to rest on the pillow eventually.

Question: why does my cat sleep at the top of my head?

Answer: Cats like to possess things and people.

Question: My cat hasn't sat on my lap in 5 years, since she was a kitten, but yesterday she sat halfway on my lap. What prompted this sudden change?

Answer: Maybe she feels differently and needs some love now.

Question: My cat hates being in boxes and other small spaces, we call her a claustrophobic cat. Is it possible for a cat to be claustrophobic?

Answer: Of course!

Question: Why do cats curl their toes when they stretch, especially if they are asleep?

Answer: Because they are stretching and it feels nice.

Question: My cat has recently been coming up to me with his left front paw dangling. I asked my boyfriend if his cat was hurt, but he just thought he was playing with me. Could he have hurt himself and possibly wanted my help? I love cats and I have come very fond with his cat. I just have never seen him act like that before. Any ideas why he's doing this?

Answer: You should get him a vet, maybe he has hurt his paw.

Question: Why does my cat chews on plastic bags?

Answer: Your cat wants to play.

Question: Sometimes my cat will stick his tongue out. It's sometimes when sleeping or even after he gets done playing. Is this a sign of comfort or happiness?

Answer: I think it's a sign of being relaxed, almost like when we yawn.

Question: How do I know when my cat is hungry?

Answer: I guess you should have figured that out by now, but you can start feeding your cat whenever you think they need to eat, or you can place the food bowl/water/milk at their place and observe what your cat likes, when, how, etc.

Question: My cat keeps lying on me and stretching his one paw down my body, what does this mean?

Answer: When you say “stretches his paw” is it like in a cuddling way or he just lies one paw like that.

Question: Our calico occasionally will sit with one paw up. Is it common for cats to sit with one paw up?

Answer: If it has no physical problems, then it is normal. Does it walk normally? If yes, then you have nothing to worry about.

Question: I have two cats who love to sit on my shoulder and head. They will do it when I'm sitting, standing, and walking. This is a mother and daughter. They won't climb on top of my head unless I have a hat on. They both sit on and sleep on my feet too. We have six cats and they all love me but these are the only ones that exhibit this behavior. The daughter loves to even ambush me from behind and climb up my legs and back to get to my shoulder. Why?

Answer: They show their love, plus they seem to be very territorial and attached to you. You know like, you have friends you go out with, with whom you may go out even every day, and then you have best friends. It doesn't matter how much time you spend with your friends, your best friends are the ones that will always be closer to you and you'll feel closer to them.

Question: My cat is hiding under the bed and sleeping is this a good sign?

Answer: Cats usually like higher places to sit, but for sleeping, they like it wherever they feel more comfortable. I don't think that's anything to worry about.

Question: My cat won't stop wagging his tail even when he is happy what is going on?

Answer: Cats usually wag their tails when they are happy. If he does it all the time, maybe you should pay attention to the patterns of wagging. It may look the same to you, but it may not be exactly the same way of behaving.

Question: Why does my one-year-old cat eat paper?

Answer: The cat has been taught or learned by itself to do that, because it likes to play. You should help ditch the habit.

Question: My cat likes to sit on me( particularly my legs,) and groom herself while sitting on me. Why is that?

Answer: She likes it.

Question: My cat stares at his feet loads. Why does he do this?

Answer: As long as he does not cry or meow more than usual, I guess he finds it funny.

Question: When my 8 month old kitten gets "wound up" he will roll up in a ball and start biting, attacking his back legs. He exhibits this behavior after we have played a game of Mommy is trying to make the bed. Should I be concerned?

Answer: No worries. Maybe he’s scratching them, and you perceive it as ‘attacking’. He’s just playing with his own body and getting to know it

Question: Why does my cat stand with his front legs crossed?

Answer: He likes it that way.

Question: Why does my boyfriend's cat lay at my feet?

Answer: The cat probably likes you more than she/he likes your boyfriend.

Question: What does it mean when a cat holds their paw up?

Answer: Your cat wants to play.

Question: Sometimes my dog will paw my leg and bite me if I am ignoring him. Does he just want my attention?

Answer: Yes he wants your undivided attention.

Question: Why do my cats curl their paws?

Answer: It’s normal. They are stretching.

Question: My cat usually starts to lie on the floor when I begin to pet her. Then she will stretch out her paws towards me. What does this mean?

Answer: It means: keep massaging me human and never stop.

© 2014 Ensorcelie

Comments

Anonymous on August 21, 2020:

My cat likes to put his face in shoes. Either smelling them or licking them. Is this normal?

Anonymous on August 18, 2020:

My cat likes to bite my but then immediately lick me after. Is that normal?

Zarra Haseen on August 16, 2020:

My cat siting on her front paws with stands on back paws at the same time when I cuddle her below her throat.

It seems stupif to ask but what does that means?

hey_zee_ree on July 08, 2020:

my cat fell from a 30 story tall building and is not moving, does it want attention

LaLa on July 06, 2020:

My cat is spread out over the arm of the couch. Not loafed up, nothings tucked away, all 4 paws and a tail are dangling out in the open, on either side of the arm of the couch. Whats up?

Mariah Stallo on June 29, 2020:

Why does my cat when he is made at me flick his back leg at me , is he flipping me off ?

Ensorcelie (author) from Albania on May 28, 2020:

Maybe he / she doesn't feel safe inside or love the outside more than the inside.

Cat person on May 27, 2020:

Why does my cat sit out side my door when I try to shut it my cat paws at the door but does not want to come in

Dan on April 16, 2020:

My cat was cuddling me then started slicing me and my partner up she is 12 months

Kylie on April 10, 2020:

My little girl who ive been raising woth her brother since she was a week old is extremely antisocial. She usually hates to be picked up or petted unless shes laying down. She only sleeps at the foot of my bed on her favorite kneading blanket, on my bedroom floor, or at the top of the cat towers we have. She also only purrs when shes kneading and when our adult cat cleans her. This behavior is opposite to how her brother always was before he went to a new home. She'll be a year old in less than a month so im hopeful that she'll grow out of this but I believe shes like this for a reason. My mother allowed her to spend over a month with my baby aiaters dad knowing that she tortures my kittem and he abused his last cat. What should I do to make sure shes ok for the rest of her life?

Molly on March 23, 2020:

My cat sits with one paw up (right off the floor it looks kinda formal in a way)and one down(on the floor). She declawed in the front paws but not the back. My mother thinks she does this because she’s declawed. Why does she seem to do this? Also everything I read was very helpful!

John on March 18, 2020:

Why does my cat glare at me?

a toy mouse on February 29, 2020:

my cat is only a kitten and 3 months old lol and im already wondering stuff about him lol

Ensorcelie (author) from Albania on February 19, 2020:

I don't think there's need to worry.

Anya on February 18, 2020:

My cat is in a loaf position except her paws aren’t tucked under. Is that good or bad?

Cat liver on October 19, 2019:

I❤️

April on September 24, 2019:

my cat brings me the swifter pads from under neath the kitchen counter and wakes me up and talks in this different sound, not bad, but defenitly not good, i am always asleep when she does this. what does this mean? she use to bring me papers from on top of the counter but i moved them.

Ensorcelie (author) from Albania on September 04, 2019:

Cats have a tendency of jealousy, and because of that, they react in strange ways: show their superior position by bothering the other pets, bothering other people if they love you more and you are giving your attention to others, and they can go as far as taking it on you by being aggressive towards you.

Katherine on September 04, 2019:

Why does my younger boy cat try to sleep on my four year old boys face?

Tina williams on July 28, 2019:

My cat will be laying close to me for a while and all of a s sudden she jumps up and runs under the bed. She does this several time a day........

Ensorcelie (author) from Albania on March 04, 2019:

I guess that was just how she reacted to happiness. People also do cover up their face when they laugh, or may have a non-typical reaction to happiness.

The broken tail? Maybe born with it, maybe she hurt it somewhere before you got her.

kayla on February 28, 2019:

my old cat used to scrunch up her face when she was happy it was cute but i don't get why she did it entirely? she also had a broken tail but could still move around not sure if she was born with it.

Ensorcelie (author) from Albania on November 06, 2018:

go to a vet.

Damini on November 04, 2018:

I have female cat from yesterday she is stretching herself full and touching her belly on ground and keeping her butt in air and pathing both her legs on ground and making painfull sound

Nancy on September 20, 2018:

I guess I'm getting too old I wish my babies were saved babies however I'm speaking to YouTube line I'm not one to lie to text however I just wish my babies was stay babies I have to one's named Sam and the next Tiger he's the one that really Foles is legs for some reason I'm not sure that's why I question however Samuel he's very fluffy he's so handsome he's so soft even when I bathe them he loves water however tiger he really doesn't like water it really frustrates me because I always had them since they were babies a week old and I don't think it will be a different I treat them equally what love but because I work later hours I work over 60 hours at times so I had one of my friends too open the door for them weather it's raining 4 top always keep the AC on even if I'm working I'll worry about them but I just remember they have open door to come in or out so maybe it's me I don't feel happy because they are my babies so sad they're growing up when I'm not there to be real mommy to them so my babies are growing up good night I'm sorry I'm just crying sorry please love your pets

Ranice K Burgess on July 11, 2018:

My cat will be 5 next month she has started to stare at me and meows really loud and puts her paw on my arm usually when someone is here I figured she is jealous she gets attention a lot from me and others

Ains on April 15, 2018:

My older cat has been sleeping a lot and I'm worried he is getting to the end of his life, am I crazy and paranoid or should I look into it with my vet?

Alexa Rain from egypt on December 01, 2017:

enjoyable lens to read, Great hub.

Kristy on August 11, 2017:

I took in a stray cat this morning, so I'm a little Leary about why she's layi g on her side & slowly curling her paws in & out?

jasmine on June 18, 2017:

The cats are so cute!

nancy on April 29, 2017:

when my ragdoll cat uses the litter she will sometimes run through the house like the devil himself was chasing her. Why?

Angeles on March 03, 2017:

HELP!! my cat is eating plastic or whatever he find on the floor and then he start to vomit, he knows he is doing something wrong but WHY?

Man on January 17, 2017:

This helps.

Ensorcelie (author) from Albania on December 30, 2016:

Ever considered or went at the vet?

Novy H on December 26, 2016:

Great info, thank you! Question though- we have two cats and one trills and meows most of the night. I know he is not hungry...would you have an idea why and what we can do to either stop or reduce this? Thanks again :)

Ensorcelie (author) from Albania on November 19, 2016:

No, it's just the law of physics working: inertia :)

emily on November 14, 2016:

thanks, this explains a lot! I just have one question: when my cat jumps up onto his cat post he sometimes bonks his head on the wall because he jumps too far. He doesn't always do this, but does it every once in a while. Should I worry?

Ensorcelie (author) from Albania on May 14, 2016:

Well, you know how kids pretend to cry? It means: they are not really sad, or they don't feel like crying, but they do want to get something or catch your attention. So they choose to cry, even though it is a fake crying!

The same idea goes for cats. You're welcome.

Shirley on May 13, 2016:

Pretend to yawn?! Your kidding me right?!!! LOL.

Ensorcelie (author) from Albania on May 13, 2016:

They won't to be taken care of, maybe a little massage or food.

Sasha the Cat on May 08, 2016:

Why do they meow repetitively at your feet?

Pam on March 15, 2016:

I have a cat that is very vocal. She will come and sit in front of us and cry but we cannot figure out what she wants. Sometimes she just walks around the house crying. She has been extremely vocal since a babe.

Ensorcelie (author) from Albania on March 02, 2016:

They want you to scratch their stomach. They absolutely love it! So it seems to me your kitty just wants to get pampered, a lot! :D

Chelsea on February 25, 2016:

I love this article, good information for every cat owner! I heard that when cats headbut you and arch their back they are either happy or if the do it a lot they are asking for something? My kitty does this constantly, but she has everything she needs... how can I help her? Is she just happy? :)

Ensorcelie (author) from Albania on January 23, 2016:

Thank you for reading and commenting. Now, regarding to your cat behavior, either she does not have enough power to jump to the point she wants to [she wants to play around I guess], or in the worst case scenario, she has brain damage. You would want to check your cat up if you find her sitting in front of a wall, staring at the wall, or just banging her head into it.

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on January 22, 2016:

What a great hub! This explains my cats, twofold. Now can you explain why one of my cats climb and bang on a closet? Or join me on my chair by jumping to the back of it?

Ensorcelie (author) from Albania on May 15, 2015:

Thank you :)

Judy on May 14, 2015:

Wonderful kitten pictures. Thank you.

ana on May 05, 2015:

Foarte dragute si simpatice.

Ensorcelie (author) from Albania on April 09, 2015:

What do you mean?

Margaret Lee on April 09, 2015:

This was excellent. Have been unable to find answer to many questions this articl addressed

Ensorcelie (author) from Albania on July 03, 2014:

pretend to yawn? I do not think they pretend, yawn is a natural thing that you can not stop. They yawn because of stretching after they wake up, or when they are about to sleep.

z7242 on July 02, 2014:

why does she PRETEND to yawn?