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How to Read Feline Tail Twitches

How to Read Feline Tail Twitches

Although cats have long, expressive tails, you won’t catch them wagging them. Cats do more of what we call tail twitching, where just the tip of the tail moves. And it rarely means they’re feeling happy when they do it. By the Editors of MyPetHealthGuide.com Fast-twitching tip Cats who are agitated or irritated seem to channel all of their energy into the top 2 inches of their tails, which will briskly twitch back and forth. Some cats will also twitch their tails when you pet them, right before they turn around and give you a playful bat on the hand. It’s just a sign of excitement. Tail lashing A cat who’s slightly irritated will twitch her tail. A cat who’s very irritated is more likely to lash it back and forth. That’s when it’s time to really back off. Your guide to reading your cat’s ears . Slow-twitching tip People who are comfortable and relaxed sometimes gently tap ...

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