Cats can’t talk, but even if they could, they probably wouldn’t say anything when a disgusted look on their face can say it all. Rather than try tor had your cat’s facial expression, it’s probably more accurate to read your cat’s tail position.

Toronto-based animal behaviourist Dorothy Litwin, says when a cat sticks her tail straight up, she’s in a chummy mood. However a tail low to the ground and rigid, accompanied by flicking, signals offensive aggression; and defensive aggression if the tail is not rigid.

If reading cat tails sounds like an interesting way to judge your cat’s mood, then click here to learn other ways to interpret your cat’s tail.

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