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Cat Talk, What Is Your Cat Saying

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The Purr:
Cats (large and small) are the only animals that purr. Why?
Purring isn't voice-generated; it comes from two membrane folds, called false vocal cords that are situated in the larynx behind the actual vocal cords. They can purr both on inhaled and exhaled breaths, with their mouths completely closed.The general thinking among scientists as to how purring is produced is this, air in the windpipe magnifies the sound of blood movement within a large vein located in the chest cavity.

For kittens(who are deaf and blind), the vibration of their mother's purring can be felt, acting as a homing device, a signal for them to nurse. Cats don't purr just for pleasure; a deep one can also indicate pain or distress.

The Meow:
There are lots of variations: a short, soft-spoken "mew" is your cat's way of saying "hello", Are you feeling good today?A loud and drawn-out "meo-o-o-o-ow" is a demand for food or attention.

The Ears:
There are 5 fundamental ear indications. If they point forward and slightly outward, then all is well. If the ears are erect and facing forward, they're wide awake and my explore the source of something it hears. If the ears are twitching nervously back and forth, they're agitated or anxious.

The Tail:
A tail quietly waving back and forth is a sign that the animal is contented or in deep concentration. If growling accompanies this, take care!
If tail-wagging is somewhere between heavy-duty and half-hearted, this can mean that your cat feels very indecisive at the moment. If the tail is leaning forward over the head and looking fluffed up, it means your cat is feeling like the top banana

The Eyes:
When your cat looks steadily at you, giving you several long, slow blinks, it's your cat's version of a kiss! Blink back at kitty the same way!
If you get on the same level and speak to your cat while sitting on the floor, it will immediately make your cat feel more comfortable.

The Whiskers:
When it comes to the feline species, the whiskers are the most important sense organs. By bending the whiskers, kitty can magnify the smallest air disturbance.