There’s a reason why a round back is named the “cat pose” in yoga. To get a good stretch after a long nap, kitties will often round their backs. Usually, though, a cat will round its back when it feels frightened or feels the need to defend its territory.
It’s an effective way to make its body appear bigger and more threatening to ward off any potential danger. Mixed with hair standing up and a few hisses, your cat can transform itself into a formidable feline threat!
Open Mouth, Relaxed Tail, and High Ears
Many people wonder when is the best time to approach a dog. Well, when you see one with an open mouth, a relaxed tail, and ears pointing straight up, that's when.
When a dog is like this, it means they are in a neutral and relaxed state and they feel safe in their current environment. So if you want to get some cuddles in, this might be a good time!
Leave your cat out of bath time! They hate getting their fur wet so it's understandable that they claw and jump to get away from a body of water.
Not only is bathing unnecessary, but it also gives their fur a strange texture and taste that won't be appreciated during the next grooming session. Soaking wet fur also weighs your cat down and makes them less agile. Let your cat handle its hygiene habits and you can stick to soaking in the tub.
Why Your Dog Paces Back and Forth
If your dog paces back and forth, this can be for a number of reasons. Your dog may be bored, nervous, or excited. Like humans, they also pace around the room. If your dog is pacing around you in circles, it can be a sign that they want to play with you. They want to know whether you are open to playing.
When two dogs meet, it’s common that they will chase each other. This isn’t something threatening or something to fear, it’s just their way of playing.
Wiggle That Head
Have you noticed the way your snake's head wiggles every once in a while? Especially when you feed it? That's perfectly normal snake behavior, just something it does when smelling something interesting.
That being said, if the wiggles are getting intense, you should contact your vet, as this might be an indicator of extreme stress or even a neurological problem (spider morphs of pythons are usually more susceptible to it).