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timber-'s Avatar
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06-11-2014, 07:10 AM   #1

Tail Flicking & Purring


I read somewhere that when a cat flicks its tail, it means he/she is irritated. But what could it mean if the cat is purring at the same time.

For example, when I crouch down to the ground, Cheddar almost always comes running and lays down underneath me, between my feet. He's purring away with his paws pressed up to my leg, kind of reminds me of what my dogs do sometimes. I pet him gently along his back, closer to his bum as I found it keeps him from getting over-excited. But then I notice the tip of his tail flick as his body is still lax and calm, purring loudly. How do I interpret this?



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06-11-2014, 09:45 AM   #2

Re: Tail Flicking & Purring


Mine flick their tail when they are up beside me getting pets and cuddles. I look at it that are settled and content.



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06-11-2014, 02:11 PM   #3

Re: Tail Flicking & Purring


Mine flick their tails when they are purring and being stroked. They also flick their tails when they are cross. Big Fooze uses his to lure Huggins. Huggins thinks its great to pounce on swishy tails, which makes them swish all the more.



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06-11-2014, 03:31 PM   #4

Re: Tail Flicking & Purring


Ok cool. Just wasn't sure how to interpret it.



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