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Q: Certain Breed?

November 7, 2010 | By Ches21 | 1 answer | Expired: 1490 days ago

Ches21

I was gonna ask at rescued paws there are two kittens that always hold their tails straight up in the air there is nothing wrong with them is there a certain breed that does this? They never put their tails down they always held them straight up as if they are part skunk. Does any one know?

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Michele Z.
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Nov 16, 2010

I've never read anything about a particular breed holding its tail upright, but I have read many books/articles that contain information about the meaning of various tail positions.

An upright tail basically means that the cat/kitten is happy, playful, and not fearful or threatened in any way. It is possible that kittens are less aware of any potential danger, so have little or no reason to alter their tails' "happy" position.

A cat's tail position is a major way that one can "read" its feelings (i.e., it is a form of "body language"). I presume the kittens' tails will eventually start showing or revealing their less-than-content feelings as they get older and wiser--or have something to "complain" about.

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