What do the different movements of a cat’s tail mean?
A flicking or lashing tail signals that the cat is agitated, while a slowly waving tail indicates the cat is focused on something (i.e., about to pounce on a toy). The tail-up posture tail straight up with a slight curve at the end is a signal that the cat is approaching amicably, Ballantyne continues.
What does a cats tail do when angry?
When your cat thrashes their tail, or is thumping it on the ground, they are irritated, annoyed, or angry. This tells you that something is bothering your cat. This is a distance-increasing behavior. In other words, if you are petting your cat and they start thrashing their tail, they are trying to tell you to stop.
Why do cats raise their tail at you?
The meaning of a raised tail is not merely a ‘presentation’ for another cat to smell these glands. This behaviour is carried out repeatedly as a display of affection, complicity and confidence in its owner