cat mindCats can be mysterious creatures. They are so unlike dogs which are open to show their feelings to humans. Cats, on the other hand are secretive creatures that does not seem to try and openly show what they feel unless truly necessary. In most parts, cat owners need to know how to read a pet’s mind in order to be able to understand them more.

Cat Signs

One way of learning to read a cat’s mind is by knowing the signs that it is showing. Although a cat may not speak its mind more clearly than what dogs do with their actions, they do display certain signs that may give pet owners some clues of what is in their mind. A certain type body language or other signs of a visual nature should give a pet owner of a cue of what a cat may be trying to say.

Cat’s Eyes

You may be able to tell what is on a cat’s mind just by looking at its eye. It may seem absurd to some pet owners, but the eyes may tell a lot on what is on a pet cat’s mind. A cat’s gaze may mean a lot of things, the direction of the gaze may tell the pet owner the subject of a cat’s attention. The direction of a gaze that comes with a rigid body posture may display a sense of hostility. An unblinking stare towards you of some other object may also be telling of the same sense.

The condition of the cat’s eyes may also tell of what is on its mind. A wide-eyed stare can tell that the cat is fully alert and ready for action. A fluttering eyelid or semi-closed eyes may tell that the cat is in a more complacent mood and ready for a nap. When the cat does this in front of you, then it might mean that the cat trusts you, being comfortable enough to take a nap in your presence.

Cat’s Ears

Not only are the eyes the means that you would be able to know more of what is in your cat’s mind, how the ears behave may also be telling you something. A cat’s ears may be positioned in several ways that is done for different reasons. Erect ears pointing forward will show that the cat is alert and its attention is being focused ahead. If the cat’s ears are pressed backward into the head, it means that the cat is on a defensive mode. Ears that are swiveled sideways denotes that the cat is on the offensive. Rotating ears denotes the cat trying to locate the source of a particular sound.

Cat’s Tail

A cat’s tail may also show what is on the cat’s mind. A defensive pet cat may have its tail tucked close to its body. A tail that is straight up may show anticipation of as a from of a greeting. A cat’s tail held straight up but curved to one side may show that your cat is in a playful mode. A tail that is held at half mast or moving slowly from one side to the other may denote that the cat is showing just some mild interest. A tail that is switching positions in wide arcs in a quick fashion may indicate heightened aggression.