I adore my Siberian cat Alexei’s tail. It is so big and fluffy and I love how it flicks and sways depending on his mood.
So sure, I enjoy his tail but does he need a tail? And why does he have one in the first place? I don’t – I have always thought it must be quite fun to have a tail. Anyway, I digress.
The nerves in a cat’s tail also send signals to a cats body to help it to coordinate a response to the environment it is in.
You cat’s tail is a key indicator of its mood. We all know that a wagging tail in a dog generally means it is happy.
They can whack their tail around a bit to try to clear the area of whatever is bothering them.
This is particularly important when they are walking or running along narrow ledges such as fences or shelves.
If your cat is around other kitties and puts its tail in the air this is a sign that the other cats are welcome to come and have a good sniff around.
Have you noticed that often when your cat curls up and has a snooze they wrap their tail around themselves? This is to keep them warm whilst they nap or sleep.