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5 Cool Facts You Should Know About Your Cat's Tail

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, cats, pets, tails )

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A cat's tail is more than just a pretty appendage -- and it's more sensitive than you might think.

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. (0)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 9:36 am
Interesting information. I love when my kitten "discovers" his tail, and fights with it as if it was not part of its body.

Fiona Dudley (47)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 9:40 am
Noted. Thanks Cher - now I know what the "quivering" means! Only one of my cats does that but then, he's a little momma's boy :-)

Rhonda Maness (580)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 9:56 am
My sat thinks his tail is sacred. Thanks Cher

Brittany D (28)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 10:26 am
Thank you, cats are so interesting.

Deborah W (267)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 11:14 am
what a great story. I had no idea.

aj E (164)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 11:51 am

John D (47)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 12:26 pm
Thank you...

Christeen A (368)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 1:25 pm
I enjoyed these tidbits of information.

M B (62)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 1:49 pm
When outdoors , a cat has her tail low, because she'd like to hide her scent for hunting. When you call her, the tail goes up, that means she acknowledges you.

Romila Lal (9)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 2:19 pm

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 3:39 pm
Thank you.

Fred Krohn (34)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 5:40 pm
Nice note about these amazing animals, they're still the best vermin trappers and excellent companions. 8000 some years ago the Egyptians took them on to kill rodents in the grain bins, and now they're boon companions!

Talya H (10)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 6:20 pm
Thanks for the share!

Gloria H (88)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 7:22 pm
My Manx mix is called a "stumpie"..little bitty tail. When she wags it, it looks like she is deciding to do something..".yes..or no."..yes or no..".this way or that?" " I'm thinking!"
A tailess Manx is called a rumpie.

Kit B (276)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 7:53 pm

A Cat's tale - you know I loved it...and yes I did intentionally play with the words.

Quinton Smith (40)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 8:12 pm
A good sign of a real happy cat is at the base of the tail the hair will flare out an the more you pet kitty the more the hair will flare it is a I love you dad or mum sign an when mama cat licks her kittens the hair at the base of the kittens tail will also flare out. =^..^=

Have you taken in a stray kitty today

Edgar Zuim (47)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 9:21 pm
Very good to know. From now on I will be more careful to not step on my cat's tail.

Iveta cer (41)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 9:29 pm
Thank you for information .Good to know !!! I love cats !

Dianne D (490)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 10:12 pm
Interesting. One of my feral cats had her tail cut off when she was a kitten. Not sure what happened. She's been with me for 15 years now. Have never seen her climb a tree or jump any higher than a chair seat. My guest was that she probably didn't feel secure doing so without her tail. She lives in my backyard and comes in my house through a doggie door. Because she has a little arthritis, she spends most of her time indoors. I even got her a heated cat bed that she enjoys when it's chilly.

Danielle I (40)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 10:49 pm
Thanks - Interesting read :) And to Quinton - Yes I have just rehomed a beautiful new cat to our family. So wonderful to watch her settle and blossom into the lovely girl that she is :) A blessing to behold!

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Monday October 8, 2012, 1:23 am

Danuta W (1249)
Monday October 8, 2012, 2:26 am

Ruth C (87)
Monday October 8, 2012, 2:49 am
You learn something everyday, thank you for the info.

paul m (93)
Monday October 8, 2012, 5:33 am

My cat attacks her tail...?

paul m (93)
Monday October 8, 2012, 5:39 am

As I said my cat attacks her tail, jumps up and down and bites it ( scream ) so she runs down stairs , but the tail also runs dow behind her and their is a fight ( more screams) when she bites her tail and then she gives up,,
or maybe not ????

Harsha Vardhana (56)
Monday October 8, 2012, 8:08 am

When fighting, the tails just look bigger. Mostly the hair have just stood up!

reft h (66)
Monday October 8, 2012, 12:38 pm
cats are interesting for sure

Carol H (229)
Monday October 8, 2012, 7:38 pm
noted, thank you Cher

Arild Gone for now (174)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 2:20 am
TY Cher.

Rin S (10)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 3:16 am
Interesting, thanks!

Melania P (122)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 12:42 pm
Thanks, love this web site!
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