How to talk to your cat - and understand the answer

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Every cat lover who after saying something to his four-legged friend can get a "meow" in response knows the excitement caused by this communication. But are you "translating" the answer correctly?

And there seems to be a method behind the madness, because you can better understand your cat - you get more and more profitable "meows" every day.

Science says that being able to communicate with your furry friend is extremely important, and reveals that narrowing your eyes can be an effective way to communicate - but it still leaves room for understanding the signals your cat friend gives.

Not just to make life easier, but to help you know if something is wrong with them or if they are unhappy, as well as the usual signs to look out for.

The best way to communicate with them is to know what their different sounds and gestures mean, the only way to do that is through careful observation, which means that at the beginning of the relationship the actions or situations that accompany these sounds and gestures are mentally noticed. .

This will allow you to understand their wants and needs and start responding with the right tone of voice. It is important to stay consistent with your tone of voice and actions as your cat begins to associate tone and specific words with what you want him to do.

You know your cat and her communication style best, but these tips can make the conversation between the two of you easier.


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Close your eyes to them

It is supported by science, so it is a good place to start.

It's the number one way to connect with your cats because you narrow your eyes like they do.

If you narrow down and look into your cat's eyes, it can help build a relationship with him and help you understand their feelings.


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If you look at the movements your cat makes despite the different sounds, you can often tell what the different meows mean.

A short meow would often be a normal greeting, while a multiple meow would mean that the cat was very excited, or a long low-meow meow could mean dissatisfaction with something.

Over time, you should be able to notice common patterns in your cat's behavior.

Understanding the sounds your cat makes:
Listen to these common sounds:

Short "meow" = "Hey"
Multiple "meows" = "I am very excited to see you"
"Meow" in the middle of the field = Your cat wants something, like food
Low tone "mraaooww" = I'm annoyed with you "
High pitched "rrrooowww" = Your cat is in sudden pain or shock
"Purple" = This is your cat who is gentle and shows love to you
"His" = "I'm very angry and can start scratching someone"


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Body language tells us a lot, so look closely at your cat's movements.

By watching your cat's body language, you can accompany certain gestures with behavior and feelings.

For example, if they have a straight tail with a curl at the end, it would often mean that they are happy, while if it is jerking, it can mean that they are very excited.

Take a look at the common behaviors your cat does around you as this is a key part of their communication with you.

If a cat rubs against you, it will probably mark its territory and make you their property.

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By talking in the right tone and using gestures after noticing these behaviors, you can create an effective line of communication.

The more you interact with your cat, the more it will understand you and what the different tones of voice and actions represent.

The practice improves.


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