Understanding Your Cat’s Body Language: 10 Telltale Signs of Their Mood

Whether you’re a former cat owner or a new one, the question that often comes to our minds about our feline friends is “why do they do this?” Cats can be warm and affectionate in their own way yet independent – eager to go out every day to explore the great outdoors, even if they live in an urban jungle.

Even now, there are many things about cats that puzzle us, compared to dogs – who seem to be transparent in their love and adoration of humans. Some say it’s because cats were domesticated much later than dogs.

Cats are thought to have been domesticated around 12,000 years ago, while dogs lived with humans between 18,800 and 32,100 years ago. That says a lot, doesn’t it! They have had more time to adapt to humans than cats – which are still considered wild. Little has changed in cats physically and genetically.

So, if you are one of those who wonders about the behavior of your domestic cats, here are some clues about their behavior: