Just in case you are not up and about with the different researches happening in the field of feline behavior, let me bring your attention to how studies have indicated you can establish better relationship with your cat by understanding their language.
By their language I mean a comprehensive perception that takes into account your cat’s behavior to really understand what is it that she or he is trying to convey.
Recent studies suggest a lot of fascinating aspects on how animals think, analyse and comrehend us.
Some of the prominent conclusion coming out these researches and studies indicate that cats understand more than we think they do.
They have over time evolved an astounding ability to pay attention and understand how their humans interact with and around them including their sounds and language.
A little awareness about how your cat looks and understands you can open huge potential to establish a better relationship with your cat.
Because lets face it, as beautiful as your relationship with your cat might be there is always room to make it better.
This may include teaching your cat tricks, eliminating certain bad behaviors, teaching her not to pee outside her litter box or how to scratch the new scratching post you just bought for her.
Key Highlights From The Study
On a comparative study between behavior of cats in the wild and cats evolving in domesticated environments highlites the following key points.
- Our domesticated cats understand our body language and our pitch.
They can very clearly percieve and demarcate whether we are angry, sad or loving at any given moment.
- They are very capable of undertanding our words. Of course the comprehension will be subjective and depend on a variety of factors.
These include where the cat has grown, how has she associated certain patterns with related actions from you and how you behave around her.
But yes they are very capable of knowing their name and a host of other words we assign to different activities and things around the house.
- And the most important of all is the behavioral shift in domesticated environments to mirror us.
In the wild cats are usually quiet.
They find vantage points where they can rest without making a sound to protect themselves from predators.
And they will similarly use the vantage points to catch their prey by closing their distance in silence and camouflage.
The behavioral shift though fascinating isn’t illogical.
In the wild, if stealth and strategy is the way to feed themselves, in the domesticated envioronment it is understanding how we interact with them.
And watching how humans interact with each other, with their environments and with them, cats have actually learned to mirror us.
I created a post prior to this post where we discussed different cat sounds and what they mean.
The incredible fact about cats evolving besides us is they have learnt to modulate their sounds on tone and word length amid their meows, purrs, trills and hisses.
Can These Modulated Sounds And Indications Be Understood And Made Use Of?
Now the real question that stands is just this.
Can this study be exploited to help establish a better relationship with your cat to understand her better.
Well, with some attention, awareness and practice, yes.
In fact it already has been and the precise method on how to do just that is collected conveniently by Jonas Jurgella in what he calls The Cat language Bible.
Jonas has compressed the actionable steps from the research in a simple guide that you can pick up right now and use it on the fly with your own cat.
Here Are The different Things That You Will Accomplish Through This Study.
- Interpreting Cat Sounds.
You will be able to decipher the subtle sounds that your cat makes to interpret and understand what is happening with your cat.
- You will be able understand your cat’s thoughts.
Just like humans, a cat’s body language is a window to understand what your cat is going through.
You will be able to decipher via her verbal and non verbal giveaways whether she wants to be left alone or is she genuinely sad and feeling secluded.
- You can speak to your cat in a way she understands.
One fundamental mistake new cat owners make is they try to treat their cats like how they would treat a dog.
Which is a huge-huge mistake that may potentially develop bad and even aggressive behaviors.
- And Most importantly the cat language bible will tell you what specifically not to do around your cat that potentially may harm your relationship with her.
Here is the thing, and I have seen this on so many episodes of my cat from hell that there are many unconscious actions that we do around cats that sabotages our relationship with our cats.
The Cat Language Bible teaches you EXACTLY WHAT You Shouldn’t Do Around Your Cats.