Do you know how cats say ‘sorry’?
After cats make mistakes, they usually adopt certain behaviors to express their apology and ask for forgiveness from their owners. Have you discovered the various ways in which cats convey their apologies?
After a cat makes a mistake, some cats will choose to hide to avoid punishment from their owners. They may hide in corners or under sofas to express their guilt and fear.
2. Catch you gently with their little paws
Sometimes, cats will scratch you lightly with their little paws after making a mistake. This is not because they want to hurt you, but because they want to get your attention, express their apology, and ask for forgiveness. This behavior usually occurs when cats feel very guilty or realize they have made a mistake.
3. Eyes become squinted
Cats' squinting eyes are a sign of affection and friendliness. When cats make mistakes, they may squint their eyes to seek your forgiveness, which is one of the ways cats apologize.
4. Lie down and expose your belly
A cat’s belly is one of their most vulnerable parts and is only exposed when they trust their owner. If the cat lies down and exposes its belly after making a mistake, it means that it has admitted its mistake and hopes to be forgiven by its owner.
5. Close to you and lick you
After cats make mistakes, some cats will choose to come over and lick their owners to express their apologies and love. This is one of the cats’ most direct expressions and one of their ways of apologizing.
6. Make a sound of grievance
After cats make mistakes, some cats will make aggrieved sounds to apologize to their owners. These sounds may include meowing, purring, etc. This is the cat’s voice to express his guilt and ask for forgiveness from his owner.
How to educate a cat when it makes a mistake?
1. Beating and scolding is not advisable
While spanking may bring your cat into temporary submission, it will only confuse and frighten your cat, and may even damage the trusting relationship between you and your cat.
2. It's not recommended to stop feeding your cat
Cats’ gastrointestinal tracts are very sensitive, and starvation may burden the cat’s gastrointestinal tract and even cause digestive problems. Therefore, regular and quantitative feeding is a better choice. Choosing hypoallergenic and grain-free cat food as the main food will help protect the cat’s gastrointestinal health.
3. Recommended punishment methods
The cat's behavior needs to be guided and corrected. You can use specific sounds or movements to get your cat's attention and let her know you're saying "no." At the same time, you can tap the cat's head or paws gently with your fingers to let it know that you are criticizing it.
4. Combination of rewards and punishments
When the cat performs correct behavior, you can give certain rewards, such as treats or more attention time, to let the cat know that it has done something right.
Has your cat taken the initiative to admit his mistakes?