Micro Life Zone
Asked by reneesmirnios12 to DJ, Kyler, Mia, Mick, Peter on 2 Sep 2013.
Keywords: cat, movement, tail
Yes – just watch them and you can see they are in full control.
Animals with tails have special muscles to move them. Monkeys can even pick things up with their tails – I have never seen a cat do that.
Absolutely they control them! Tails are a really important tool for cat communication – the height and position in which they hold it can tell you a lot about the mood of the cat and whether it is interesting in interacting.
Up high, quivering a little, or in a relaxed ? shape are happy cat tail signals. Down low and swishing agitatedly – stay clear! But yes, all controlled consciously by the cat using muscles, tendons and nerves like any other appendage.
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