There is nothing nicer than a rumbling furry pet on your lap. All owners dream that their cat was happy. But purring is far from the only sign that your pet is good, there are other, less obvious signs.
9 main habits of a happy cat:
9- He gladly welcomes you when you wake up in the morning, or runs to meet you when you return home after a long day. Cats express their emotions with the help of body language – if after a long separation they are happy to see you, then this will surely give out a highly raised straight tail, ears sticking up and an obsessive desire to rub on your legs so that you only have to feel your sense of inner balance so that the pet inadvertently you have not been knocked over.
8- He talks loudly with you. Everyone knows that cats meow, but their arsenal of sounds is not at all limited to this. In order to tell the owner what she wants to eat, jump into your arms or go outside, the cat uses different sounds. Purring is an obvious indicator of happiness, but the cat’s desire to “talk” with you as a whole is a good sign. The higher the tone, the better, because low frequencies can indicate irritation or a demand for something.
7- The way the cat sits or lies reflects its internal state. An unfortunate pet will never settle near you. A cheerful cat has a rest, having hidden paws under a body and having pursed forepaws with half-closed eyes. This suggests that the animal feels safe. Another good sign is a supine position with paws in the air.
6- He lays on your knees. In addition to the cat rumbling and falling asleep on his lap, which are more obvious signs of happiness, there are others. Maybe you noticed how the cat pushes and crushes you paws, as if kneading the dough? This instinct goes far into the childhood of the animal when they massage the mother’s mammary glands in such a way as to help milk production. This sign indicates that the cat is experiencing pleasure and truly trusts you.
5- A happy cat behaves confidently. She should have a natural interest in everything around and feel at home with you. Maybe the pet will actively study everything new, or maybe just calmly sit and watch with interest. A cat who feels confident will hold his head high with his eyes wide open, have a good appetite and be interested in the environment, while twitching his tail. His mustache is relaxed and his ears are looking forward.
4- A cheerful cat has a playful temperament. Of course, cats aged will be less active, but the desire to communicate with a person or other pets in an easy, fun manner will still not go away. Sometimes the cat’s desire to play is noticeable by the way it lies on its side with a shaking tail. You don’t need to buy expensive toys for your pet, he will be happy with simpler entertainments, for example, running after a laser or playing with a ball or with paper trinkets. After all, it is not a matter of toys at all, but of communication with the owner.
3- A healthy cat is a happy cat. These animals need to be well monitored, providing them with everything for health, both physical and emotional. If your pet enjoys life, then he will be sure to constantly lick and take care of himself. He can lick other cats or even the owner. An unfortunate cat is easy to notice – it ceases to monitor itself and becomes a little groomed.
3- A cat, happy with life, always sleeps near you. However, if she finds a place as far and distant as possible and sleeps longer than usual, this is an alarming bell. A happy animal spends less time sleeping and carefully chooses its place – with other pets or curled up on the couch next to the owner. Therefore, when a cat spends the night on the edge of your bed, this is a sign that she trusts you very much.
2- Good appetite is also an indicator of happiness. The cat meows, asks for food, leads you to his bowl – in a word, it shows that he knows who the master in the house is and who cares for him. Cats are the smartest animals and very quickly understand how to manipulate you and get delicious treats. But such behavior is the most accurate sign of trust and happiness.
1- Does your pet bring you “gifts”? This is a wonderful indicator that the cat loves you and is ready to share with you the blood caught and found prey, but this is a privilege that not everyone uses. This is real trust. Of course, it’s not very pleasant if the pet left you a mouse in the kitchen or a dove under the bed (and this happens), but it all comes down to the fact that your cat just loves you. Such special gifts to their owners are made only by cats that are content with life.