Animals use their tails to adjust direction, hold objects, balance, and swim. In addition, they use their tails to talk to each other.
Wagging a dog’s tail is one example, and it’s common to say if a happy dog wags its tail.
However, wagging its tail isn’t the only way a dog can show he is happy. And there are many other animals that don’t have tails or use tails to talk to other animals. For example, cats purr when excited (although some cats also purr when in pain). The guinea pig whistles like a flute when it is having fun, and also purrs when it is satisfied. Rabbits turn their nostrils when satisfied and may purr while grinding their teeth. These symptoms indicate that they are happy, but like cats, they sometimes make a louder sound when in pain. The weasel whines when it is happy, amused, horses pull their ears towards the subject and their mouths are late, and parrots sing, hiss or hiss, purr when they are satisfied.
As such, there are ways in which animals can exhibit arousal, but sometimes they behave the same when in pain. It’s easy to confuse!
Animals in a comfortable position often show that they are happy and content.
Usually we can easily tell if they are happy or sad by observing their actions. A happy cat will often purr by wrapping it around your legs or lying comfortably in your lap, raising its ears or rolling onto its back. All of these behaviors show that he trusts and takes care of the subject.
Likewise, a rabbit clenches its teeth while relaxing while stretching its body. You can notice that a rabbit is comfortable from the way it stretches its body while at rest. If a rabbit is in pain, it will curl up and squint halfway as if it is frowning. Animals in a comfortable position often show that they are happy and content.
We can also identify a happy animal by what it does. Play is one of the most reliable ways to tell animals is having fun because animals only play when they are happy. Animals that play jump in the air, jump with it, leap, kick while running, and are generally more active than usual.
In addition, we can tell what an animal likes through what it does over and over again. If your pet chooses to lie in the sun, search for good food, or dig holes, you can tell he’s excited.
So, to know when an animal is having fun, you have to observe more than one part of its body, and sometimes you have to follow it for a while to understand it.
In order to be friends with animals, we must let them freely choose their activities, so that we know what they like.