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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-17-2011, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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Question my parents female cat does this all the time whats it mean

anyone got any ideas ? could it be fleas?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-17-2011, 09:26 PM
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Mow does tht when he's super excited. Like he really wants pets or for me to feed him.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-17-2011, 10:58 PM
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Do you mean the tail vibrating? Cats do this when they're excited/happy.

There's other reasons too... but in the case of this video, the kitty likely just was really excited about something/wanted you to pet her.


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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-17-2011, 11:48 PM
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I call this tail quivering (yes, I'm not original lol).

I know cats do this when they feeling lots of pleasant thoughts. I always think of it as kitty lingo for 'I love you'. A tail quiver is quite the compliment!
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This is what I call a "fake spray". Cats will back up to surfaces and "spray" urine on them and their tail will quiver at the base vigorously while doing this. They do this to mark territory.

My cats have never actually "sprayed" urine, but go through the motions, mostly when they are happy or expecting something like treats or food or playtime. I've always just called it "fake spraying" I've had male and female cats both that did it. I've never seen either of my current cats do it. I think its just a kitty idiosyncrasy.

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