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How to tell what a cat is thinking

Cats communicate through their body language and vocalizations, but there are some other ways to figure out what they are thinking.

A cat's tail is its non-verbal form of communication, and it plays a large role in the way they communicate with their owners. A cat's tail will tell you if they're relaxed, anxious or angry.

The tail is also used to communicate with other cats, and is a way that cats show affection towards each other.

If a cat arches their back and raises their tail, they are likely to be communicating with other cats.

Not only does a cat's tail act as a form of non-verbal communication, it's also an indicator of their emotions and moods. If a cat's tail is held high, it's a sign that they are feeling confident, while a cat's tail tucked under their body is a sign of submission. A cat that has their tail tucked under their body is often a sign that they are nervous or scared.

How to tell if a cat is sad?

Cats will often hide their emotions. But if you know how to tell, you can figure out what is bothering your cat.

Cats have a way of changing their facial expression and body language to make it easier to hide their true emotions.

If your cat is hiding behind something or is rubbing their head against you, this is a sign that they are feeling uncomfortable or sad.

If your cat is hiding their tail or looking away, this is a sign that they are feeling embarrassed.

How to tell if a cat is angry?

Cats have a natural ability to keep stress and anger under control, and they do so by keeping their body language calm.

If your cat is standing up on their back legs, they are likely to be angry.

Cats will also stretch their body out, arch their back and open their mouth when they become angry.

If your cat is focused on something, this is a sign that they are angry.

How to tell if a cat is scared?

Cats are quite shy creatures, and will often try to hide their fears and fears away.

If you notice that your cat's ears are back, this is a sign that they are scared, and this is a way that cats will tell you that they are feeling scared.

If your cat is hiding their tail and/or eyes, this is a sign that they are scared.

How to tell if a cat is happy?

Cats can be quite expressive, and will often show you what they are feeling by the way they jump or act.

If your cat's tail is wagging, they are likely to be happy.

Cats will also rub their face against you or their owner, or turn around and run towards you.

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