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What Do Cats USe Their Tail For?

Jason E

Savannah Super Cat
#2
Well before i spent the last 3 minutes researching, I thought cats used their tails mostly to communicate and display emotion in certain moments. For the most part this seams to be true, for example when startled or frightened a cats tail can puff up or if its tucked between its legs it might be showing signs of being submissive. Apparently cats use their tails to balance as well but it is not its primary means of balancing as there are breeds of cats with no tails that balance just fine. If a cat is balancing on something thin and it turns to look on one side it may move its tail to the other side to balance out any weight.
 

ambiente18

Site Supporter
#4
Well before i spent the last 3 minutes researching, I thought cats used their tails mostly to communicate and display emotion in certain moments. For the most part this seams to be true, for example when startled or frightened a cats tail can puff up or if its tucked between its legs it might be showing signs of being submissive. Apparently cats use their tails to balance as well but it is not its primary means of balancing as there are breeds of cats with no tails that balance just fine. If a cat is balancing on something thin and it turns to look on one side it may move its tail to the other side to balance out any weight.
I want to add to such a remarkable response, the tail of the cat is the toy that is always with her;)