There are no two identical cats, each has its own personality. The character in cats varies according to the individuals, but the differences may also depend on the characteristics of the breed and the environment in which they live. However different behaviors are recognizable in every cat: they are attitudes in which it is possible to find a precise meaning.
Understanding the behavior of cats and knowing how to interpret their gestures is important, not only to understand their intentions, but also to set up a good cohabitation.
Why does the cat love rubbing against people’s legs? It’s his welcome ritual, his way of saying goodbye. But at the same time, it is a way to smell and to mark the man with his: the exchange of smells is very important for the cat and makes him feel more at ease with the owners.
Why does the cat “knead” the master’s lap with its front legs? It is a childish behavior that the cat will keep for a lifetime. When he sees a seated person and his belly is free, the cat receives signals similar to the call of a mother cat for feeding. So he becomes a puppy again, and performs all the kneading movements (also known as the “milk dance”) on the stomach or knees, which are necessary to get the breast milk.
Why does the cat move its tail in certain situations? It is usually believed that the cat is angry, but in reality the animal proves to be in a state of conflict: it would like to do two things at the same time, but one excludes the other. So when the cat is attracted by two opposite desires, its tail reacts as if the body was first pushed to one side, and then to the other.
Why does the cat blow? When the cat is in a dangerous situation, it emits a sound (breath) very similar to that produced by an angry snake in the same condition: imitating it, the cat wants to give its enemy the impression of being dangerous and poisonous.
Why does the cat arch the back and straighten the fur? He usually takes this behavior when he feels threatened by a dog or a cat fight. The cat arches its back, raises the hair and is placed sideways with respect to its enemy, to obtain an effect of enlargement and frighten the opponent.
Why does the cat like fingernails on sofas or armchairs? The cat not only uses our furniture to sharpen nails. Scratching armchairs and sofas is also an excellent workout and a strengthening exercise in removing and removing the nails, a fundamental movement to catch prey, to fight or climb. It is also a way to leave one’s smell and mark the territory.Why does the cat like to stand tall? It is not only a way to keep its territory under control, but also to keep an eye on a prey, to rest in peace, to “talk” with the owners. Very often, in fact, to greet the man and to receive pampering and attention, cats look for high places (the table, the sideboard, the kitchen furniture), thanks to which communication is more direct.