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Kitten Care Kitten Communication

Did you hear that? Your kitten is telling you something – though you won’t know what it is until you learn to speak her language. Here are some body language basics:

• Your kitten will “talk” (meow) when she’s lonely, anxious, bored, or otherwise trying to get your attention.

• If she purrs, it usually means your kitten is happy or relaxed.

• When she hisses, it often means she’s angry.

• A relaxed, gently swishing kitty tail signifies pleasure.

• If her tail is lashing from side to side, watch out! This usually indicates anger.

• If her tail is pointing straight up with just the tip turned over, your kitten is content.

• When her ears are pricked forward, she’s likely curious.

• If her ears are flexed back, she’s anxious or afraid.