gestures, sounds, and movements
What their gestures, sounds, and movements mean. There are many more but here are a few:
Slow Blink. When your cat does a slow blink at you, they are saying they trust you. If you do the same to them, they will begin to trust you more and more.
Licking/Gentle Bite. This is another way of saying “I love you”. Cats love to groom and when they do this to you it’s like a kiss, showing their ultimate affection for you. This is what their mother did for them to show her love. The Gentle bite was/is another form of their grooming. It is also a way for them to say “I want your attention”.
Head Butting/Sliding against your leg. A form of affection towards you, or depending on how close to meal time it is, it could just mean “feed me please”.
Hissing/spitting noise. Normally it means they are upset or fearful of something.