These Three Places of Cats Are Indicators of Their Mood


Whether you've raised cats for many years, or you're just starting to raise them, you'll be confused and even overwhelmed when your cat keeps meowing at you. Is the cat hungry? Is it afraid of something? Is the cat sick? Does the cat want me to play with it? ... Cats can't talk, how do we know what it's thinking? How does it feel at this moment? In fact, the mood of the cat is good or bad, as we can see from the details of these three places.


Cats have more than 30 muscles in their ears, while humans have only 6. So cats can make many more small movements with ears than humans. On the one hand, this function can better listen to the sounds around, and on the other hand, it will change the direction of the ears according to the mood changes.

Afraid & Fear

The cat's ears are drooping, which is a manifestation of fear. It means that the cat feels in danger at this time.

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Vigilance & Anger

The cat's ears are turned sideways and back, this is a sign of vigilance and anger. The cat sees something annoying, is irritable, and is ready to attack at any time!

Calm & Relax

When the cat is in a relaxed state, its ears will face forward, slightly outward, and slightly see the back of the ears. This is the most relaxed state for cats.

Curious & Observing

The cat's ears are standing straight up and facing forward, indicating that the cat is paying attention to something of interest. The back of the ear cannot be seen at this time.


The size of a cat's pupil changes according to the brightness of the surrounding light source. But even if there is no change in the surrounding light, the size of the pupil changes depending on the mood.

Narrow Pupils

When the cat is in a bad mood or is in an aggressive state, its pupils will become thinner, and its eyes will stare at the opponent sharply. The moment it attacks, its pupils will get bigger because of excitement. In addition, cats will also have narrow pupils in brightly lit areas.

Medium Pupils

In a safe and relaxed state, a cat's pupils size will be medium. If you look closely, you'll notice that the cat's pupils are repeatedly dilating and shrinking. This means they are satisfied with the current situation.

Round Pupils

When cats are surprised, scared, or curious, their emotions will become excited, and their pupils will dilate and become round. Eyes wide open for better observation. In addition, cats will dilate their pupils in order to get more light in a dimly lit environment.

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When the cat's mood is calm, its beard will naturally sag. The beard leans forward as soon as it sees something of interest.


When the cat finds prey, toys, and other things of interest to it, in order to collect more information, the beard as sensors will lean forward. At this time, the eyes will keep staring at the thing.


The cat's corners of the mouth are in a relaxed state, and at this time the beard droops naturally due to gravity. This means that the cat is currently in a relaxed state, there are no dangerous things around or that attract the cat's attention, and there is no need to use the beard as the sensor.

In fact, through long-term contact with cats and careful observation of cats' daily habits, in addition to the ones mentioned above, we will more or less find other indicators that can express cats' moods. Some indicators may be unique to your cat. Work hard to be the person who knows your cat best!

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