Understanding An Animal Behaviour: An Art


A close up of a cat

Understanding an animal The foundation of experimental psychology is the study of animal behavior. Which throws light on how the animals interact with each other and with the environment. Humans can learn more about their own behavior while studying animal behavior. Since animal behavior and human behavior is a comparative psychology. The research of animal behavior is similar to the study of human behavior when the preservation or survival of a species is concerned. The stressful and aggressive situation can be studied to find a solution for humans in the same situations. 

Why Should We Understand Animal Behaviour:

By looking at our pets we can say that whether they are sad, happy, angry, etc. but when studying animal behavior through scientific research we should not immediately conclude how the animal is feeling. Though it is not possible to ask the animals directly as to how they are feeling since they cannot speak like humans. Through their behavior, we can understand their feelings. For example, we can see a dog wagging its tail upon receiving the treat. This means that the dog is happy. But when the researchers were taking note of this behavior during an observational study. Without involving human contact or any kind of interference with the animals, writing happy is avoidable. 

Understanding An Animal Behaviour: An Art
Understanding An Animal Behaviour: An Art

How To Understand Your Kitten’s Body Language:

A kitten will let you know what it wants either vocally or through their body language. And it won’t be difficult for you to understand what your cat wants. 

You will start to hear different “meows” from your kitten as she grows. If your kitten meows in a low sound then it might be that she is sad or uncomfortable. If your kitten meows in a loud voice then she is happy. But if she keeps on repeating this then she wants your attention. 

When your kitten rubs her face against yours, it shows that your kitten is comfortable with you. And by rubbing she is showing you that she likes you. 

Your kitten is showing complete submission and trust in you when she rolls over on her back or stretches her legs. This also shows that she is asking for your attention. 

Understanding An Animal By Their Body Language

The shape and size of your puppy’s ears say how it is to see and understand the ear language. When the ears are erect and face forward it means that your puppy is on high alert. Flat ears that are at the back of their head shows a sign of fear and submission. 

Understanding An Animal Behaviour: An Art
Understanding An Animal Behaviour: An Art

The posture of your puppy says a lot about him. A confident dog with dominance will walk tall and straight and will hold themselves erect. Other postures that are dominant are pushing, bumping, leaning onto other dogs or people. Those puppies who feel insecure will make themselves smaller. They will make their ears flat, bend their heads down and tucking in their tail. 

These are some of the body language of the puppies and kittens that will help us to understand their behavior.

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