Kittens communicate in a very different way.
The key to building a devoted and caring relationship between you and your kitten is understanding how kittens communicate
Lets discuss the primary mechanisms a kitten uses to communicate.
The eyes are the windows to the soul… even when you consider the spirits of kittens. Kittens use their eyes to tell you what they want.
By way of instance, if a kitten gazes at something for a few minutes, but then turns away, it’s usually an indication that he recognizes the thing or person, but chooses not to communicate with them for the time being.
If however, a kitty stares at something and holds its gaze for a while (and also twitches his tail and possibly raises its fur) that is a clear indication that he feels threatened.
At times the kitten will also make an aggressive meow to indicate they are ready for combat if needed.
Reading a kittens tail movements isn’t only fun its useful. A cats tail tells a lot of things about whats on their minds.
Kittens may walk with their tails sticking straight up in the air, indicating they are having a very proud and boastful moment.
If on the other hand a tiger tail abruptly puffs out and seems bushy, and starts shaking it is usually a sign that something has frightened the kitten. When given this sign, though your impulse is to pick up your kitty, avoid doing this immediately. You might startle the kitten and end up with a harsh scratch.
Small twitches of a kittens tail may also indicate that your kitty is annoyed at something. This can be for a variety of reasons, such as a dirty litter box or absence of food. Make certain to check out your kittys supplies to be sure that there isn’t some small problem you can remedy quickly.
Purring is normally the universal body language sign kittens give off. For the most part kittens purr when they’re happy, satisfied and content.
Kittens like to purr when you hold them, stroke them and even brush their fur.
Learning to understand your kittens signs can allow you to build a long lasting and happy relationship together. If you take the time to look closely at your kitty, youll start picking up on his unique signals quickly and quickly.
If youre still stressed, here are a few pointers that will ensure you bond with your kitten right off the bat:
- Trampling Paws – sign of affection or need for attention.
- Dilated Pupils – indicates threat or fear. Stay back initially and try to determine cause of fear.
- Arched Back – Kitten is attacking, feels threatened.
- Ears folded forward – Kitten is investigating.