What the Body Language of 8 Pets Is Telling You

2. A cat

  • Happiness

A calm cat keeps its ears in a relaxed, calm position. If a cat squints or keeps its eyes half-closed, it means that it trusts you and feels safe. When a cat raises its tail, it may mean that it’s happy and friendly.


  • Fear

A tail lowered between the paws is a sign of fright and fear. Rounded eyes signal its anxiety. And if a cat quickly moves its ears, then this may mean it’s alert.

  • Aggression

A cat can challenge you if it stares at you without interruption. A cat can express aggression when its ears are pressed to its head. And if it sharply and nervously moves the tail up and down or left and right, this indicates its irritation or anger.