Why do cats bite their own tails?

April 26, 2007 7:59am CST
Why they do not allow humans to touch their tails? Why do the cats safekeep their tails under their hind legs when they sleep? This is the cutest thing I observed among cats. When we try to touch its tail, it tries to bite us, albeit playfully. Can somebody focus on this?
3 responses
@tiwsevol (85)
• Philippines
26 Jul 07
My cat allows me to touch her tail even with her mom. I even squeeze it. LOL! But maybe the reason why they keep their tail safe under or between their hind legs is because of their defensive feature on someone might step or pull their tails. Here's an article about the cat's signals through their tail, ears and eyes. http://www.catsinternational.org/articles/senses_and_features/tail_ear_eye_signals.html Happy reading...
• India
8 Aug 07
Thank you. Now, there is a favourable change in its behavior.
8 Aug 07
Cat is an very beautiful and elegant animal. It looks nice when cats keep their tails under their hind legs.
• India
19 Jul 07
yeah.. its true.. i think they saw doberman dogs sometimes..just joking..