Mar 23, 2014

7 Secret Languages of Pets

Did you ever wonder what your pets are saying to you? Do you wish you could understand the secret languages of your pets? All animals have a way of communication of some kind –we just do not understand them at times. However, it’s important to learn to understand your pet and this list of the secret languages of pets might help you.

1. Hamster chews the bars of the cage

I think it is the most terrible thing when your hamster starts to chew the cage bars and the noise is just unbearable. But you should know that this is actually your fault that your hamster is neglected and bored. According to the statistic data hamsters are the third neglected pets after turtles and rabbits. To change the situation, try to rearrange his cage or get a bigger one. Make sure he has some toys to play, some carton boxes and paper to chew instead of cage bars. Invent some attractions for your pet so that he wouldn’t feel himself bored and lonely in his cage. And, probably, the most important thing you should do is to take him out to play more often.

2. Dog puts his paw on your foot

If your pet does it quite often it is a sign for you to spend more time with him and be closer. Usually dogs do so when they are left alone for a long time when their owner comes back or when they feel kind of a threat either to your friendship or to themselves. For example, when my dog hears fireworks or thunder outside he lies beside me and leaves his paw on my foot. It’s important to know this and take the necessary measures if needed.

Read also – 9 Ways to Know That You Are Ready for a Pet

3. Dog keeps staring

If you find your dog giving you a piercing look then you need to know that it’s a begging. This is a very tricky way of getting something tasty from his owner. Really smart, isn’t it? I’m sure nobody would bear such a look and treat him to some food. The point is that as you keep doing this he will stare at you more often and if he doesn’t receive your response he will start whining, barking or getting under your feet all the time. Instead of shouting at him to stop, you’d better pat him or take some time to play. It is very important for a dog to have some spiritual connection with his owner, otherwise he may become aggressive.

4. Rabbit nudges you with his nose

As a rule, people don’t know a lot about rabbit’s behavior due to the fact that they are not that widespread pets like cats or dogs. Anyway, if you are lucky to have a rabbit at home you have probably got to know how to differentiate his mood. For example, if he looks like chewing something when he doesn’t have anything in his mouth that’s how he tells you he is in a good mood. But when he gets stiff when you hold him in hands this means he doesn’t trust for some reason (maybe he was left alone for a long time or neglected). And when he nudges you with his nose he wants to tell you that he is happy to see you and this is how he greets you.

5. Cat makes a loud gurgling sound

This act of communication may be interpreted depending upon the situation. The most general meaning –‘I want us to become friends’. After you had some disagreements together he may want to make amends. But when your cat does it regularly then it may signify his feeling insecure. Or it may be just a habit. Another possible variant may be that such chatting and gurgling sound are just a version of his usual purr.

Read also – 10 Important Things Pets Can Teach Us

6. Cat blinks slowly

Sometimes at that very moment when you catch your cat’s look and you look in his eyes for some time you may notice that he blinks slowly. What does this mean? It’s actually a great sign because it signifies that your pet trusts you. If you will be more attentive, you will notice that at certain moments during the conversation people blink slower which means that they are listening attentively and show their trust.

7. Horse rolls on the ground

It has been noticed that horses roll on the ground only when they feel safe. For example, when they live in herds in wild nature they feel safe together. This is a sign of a good mood so you shouldn’t take it as done in order to spoil the grooming or, vice versa, as desire to get more attention and grooming. There is nothing to worry about except when it is done very often. In this case, it may mean that your horse has some skin problems and needs your immediate interference.

Did this help you understand some of your pet’s actions? I hope it did and your friendship will get even stronger. What other signs sent by your pet have you learned to interpret?