Cats primarily howl, or yowl, as a form of communication during breeding season. Female cats express their receptivity toward male cats by yowling. Male cats attempt to secure a mate when they yowl. Some cats also yowl f... More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats

A cat's age can be determined by examining it for signs of sexual maturity and by looking at its teeth, coat and eyes. The presence of baby teeth and the amount of staining on the teeth are clues to age. Several behavior... More »

It's generally recommended that a kitten be neutered before it is five months old, according to the ASPCA, but it's safe to neuter kittens as young as eight weeks. Many animal shelters follow this practice in order to st... More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats

While cats can verbalize their feelings through meows, chirps and growls, being able to interpret their body language is key for communication. Over time, cats can learn to understand and recognize tones of voice and moo... More »

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, cats lick for a variety of reasons, including a response to stress, illness and boredom or even as a form of comfort. Cats may also suckle or li... More »

Cats purr as a form of communication to signal either contentment or anxiety. Purring is a vital part of a cat's interaction with other felines and begins in the second day of a cat's life. More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats

Cats do have control of their tails and use them as a form of communication. A cat often uses its tail to indicate to others what kind of mood it is in. More »