Cute animals are always loved. But facing their cries. Humans are at a loss. Until now, no one can fully understand the language of an animal. Of course, the language here is not just oral language, but also body language.
What the dog is talking about
What do the dogs mean when their forelegs are placed on the ground, their bodies are arched, and their tails are wagging upright? This action is similar to the invitation action of humans. If the dogs show you this action, it means they want to invite you to play together. In the case of the dog’s ancestor wolf, similar behaviors are often only in the first few years of the wolf’s birth, but pet dogs will use this position throughout their lives.
If the dogs are tense, the hair on their backs will stand up, and then they will clip their tails to indicate fright or fear. These are unconscious reactions, and dogs can understand this behavior of other dogs and respond accordingly. When a dog only clamps its tail, it is actually acknowledging the dominance of other dogs or people, because the tail-clamping action will make the dog look smaller in size, and it can also hide its own weaknesses and prevent it from running away. Was bitten to the tail by other dogs when
Some other signals also express multiple meanings. If dogs stick out their tongues and lick their noses, it means that they may want to please people or feel hostile. Dogs try to use this gesture to friendlyly indicate that they are not a threat. Of course, they also have this action when they are hungry. Therefore, we need to judge through specific scenarios.
Unlock cat facial expressions
It is generally believed that cats are indifferent animals. Because their faces are covered with hair, it is difficult for researchers to distinguish the nuances of their facial expressions, so their thinking processes are also very mysterious. However, a new study recently conducted by Lincoln University in the United States may help us unlock the cat’s emoji.
The object of this study is 29 domestic cats in the Canadian Animal Retreat. The researchers used a complex facial motion coding system called “cat face” to detect the tiny facial expression changes of cats.
The results of the research show that cats are not indifferent animals, and their facial expressions convey a lot of meaning. When a cat hisses and sometimes licks its nose, it means it is depressed. Tongue sticking out and ears drooping also indicate frustration. The loudly barking cat, with its mouth wide open and its fangs, lowered jaw, is a sign of anger.
If a cat feels relaxed, they tend to tilt their head to the right and stare at the things in front of them. But it is very strange that if they tilt their heads to the left, it means that they are afraid of something. In addition, to humans, cats blinking and half-squining seem indifferent. However, this study shows that frequent blinking actually indicates that the cat is scared.
In short, cats’ facial expressions are very rich, changing between relaxation, fear and depression. They are either meditating, or planning an action, or afraid, or angry. However, what may disappoint cat owners is that the research results show that cats basically do not have “happy” or “sad” emotions.