貓說 喵的哩,不要摸肚肚!!如何正確解讀貓傲嬌的行為

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Posted on 30 8 月, 2014 by A-MO

你們真的懂貓咪嗎?英國動物慈善機構貓咪收容所(Cats Protection)一項調查顯示,多數飼主並不了解貓咪肢體語言,現在就來看看專家如何正確解讀貓咪行為學,讓飼主不再會錯意、做錯事。

● 當貓咪在你面前躺下、四腳朝天露出肚子,是表示喜歡、滿足於你在身旁陪伴,並非是想被摸肚子,這時只要輕摸他的頭即可,若伸手摸肚子,恐怕會挨貓爪或貓咬喔!
● 當貓咪以體側、額頭、臉頰摩擦家具邊角,這不是抓癢,是想留下氣味。
● 貓咪舔舐嘴唇也不是口乾舌燥,通常是緊張的表現。
● 至於貓咪發出呼嚕聲,可能因開心或感覺疼痛,飼主要仔細觀察牠們有無不適。


A-MO麥冬溪

• MAJORITY OF OWNERS FAIL TO UNDERSTAND THE MEANING OF A ‘PURR’
• THREE IN FOUR FAIL TO RECOGNISE THE TELL-TALE SIGNS OF A HAPPY PET
• LEADING ANIMAL CHARITY LAUNCHES INITIATIVE TO EDUCATE THE NATION IN CAT BEHAVIOUR

Cats are often believed to lead private, solitary and sometimes even selfish lives. But are cats to blame for the views some hold of them, or are we at fault for failing to understand the ‘language’ of cats?

New research released by animal charity Cats Protection is set to show that owners fail to fully understand the ‘language’ of their cats, with a distinctive lack of Dr Dolittles among British cat owners. Today, the charity is aiming to educate the nation in cat behaviour so owners can easily understand the meaning behind certain characteristics.

SOUR PUSS?
Two thirds (65%) of us may be misinterpreting our cat’s ‘purr’ as a sign of happiness. However, in some cases it can mean their pet is actually in pain.

Surprisingly, cat owners even struggled to recognise a happy pet, with the majority (76%) failing to understand a cat’s upright tail is in fact a greeting sign.

The survey of cat owners also highlights how humans struggle to follow cats’ behaviour, notably when they’re unhappy. More than a third (38%) didn’t realise a cat with flattened ears means it is scared and in need of somewhere to hide.

TAIL BETWEEN OUR LEGS
Similarly, almost half (49%) are unable to identify that a cat licking its lips can be an indication of stress, with a staggering three in ten thinking that lip-licking shows the cat is hungry or it simply has dry lips.

However, it’s not all bad news as most (69%) do understand that cats slow-blink if they are relaxed in your company and over two-thirds (68%) know a cat is greeting you and relaxed when it is lying on its back — not asking to have its tummy rubbed.

THE STUDY ALSO FOUND:
• Bizarrely, just over a quarter (27%) believe their cat intentionally sheds hair as part of marking their territory and that this is a reason why cats don’t sleep in their cat bed.
• One in 20 concludes that a cat rubs its face onto surfaces because it has an ‘itchy face’ rather actually marking a territory.

In light of these results, the charity is aiming to educate the nation in cat behaviour so owners can easily understand certain characteristics and enjoy a more meaningful relationship with their feline friends.