Certainly, you’ve heard about the dog whisperer, Cesar Milan. Well a cat whisperer is someone who is very familiar with cat behavior and relates well to them. They can also be known as a cat therapist since they understand a kitty’s way of thinking and work well with them to achieve the desired results.
Why would one need the services of a cat whisperer? Cats that are abandoned or abused develop a certain behavioral pattern, which could be either very aggressive or submissive and withdrawn. They also stop trusting human beings. A cat whisperer will help the cat overcome its fears and connect well with its owner.
If you have trouble understanding the needs of your cat, you can always approach a pet talker forum, which will be able to put things in proper perspective, so that you can relate well to the cat.
Cats use verbal and non verbal communication to express their needs and desires. The verbal communication could be in the form of noises and sounds, while the non verbal communication is through body language.
You will be surprised to know that scientists claim that a cat can use 81 different sounds and pitches to communicate. Each one of these sounds has a different meaning. The most common sound that we are all familiar with is the meow. It could denote anything from hunger, fear, happiness and expressing love.
The most common body language that we are familiar with of a cat has to be the movement of its tail. The position and movement of the tail denotes happiness, anger, irritation and fear.
As you start observing your kitty’s behavior, you can tell which mood it is in and respond accordingly.
Here are some great books if you are interested in cat communication:
- Cat Talk: The Secrets of Communicating with Your Cat
- The Complete Guide to Understanding & Caring for Your Cat
- What Is My Cat Thinking?: The Essential Guide to Understanding Pet Behavior
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