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Going on from xoloriib’s question about dogs wagging their tails, does the same principle apply to cats?
My observations suggest that a cat will hold its tail up if happy but when irritated the tail will twitch. Have there been any studies on cat behaviour to support this?
asked in cats, animal behaviour

athenabs13ohe answers:

Yes very much so. I read a marvellous book by Desmond Morris about cats and their behaviour.
Cats use their tails as sign of contement as well as a warning to back off. (unlike my old boy, who when cheesed off by other 2, wont warn with tail, he just strikes out.)
Here is 1 of many links i found for you.
Dogs do the same, so when a dog is wagging its tails, does not mean its happy, they have several way of wagging their tails, but not as much as cat does, E.G. whn a dogs tail is rigid and wagging, it does not mean its happy, its being cautious when either meeting another dog/human etc.


Supplement from 12/14/2008 05:02pm:

My oldest boy with my love bird chick.

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