Ragdoll Kitten Wags Tail Just Like a Puppy and It's Too Cute

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Ragdoll cat kittens are cute in a way that should honestly be criminal. Tiny little fluffs, like sentient snowballs with bright blue eyes. And that’s before they start doing their usual kitten antics that make the babies of this species—no matte the size, shape, or color, into the beloved favorites of humanity.

This Ragdoll kitten is more than capable enough to endear herself to anyone watching through her innate cuteness—and to this she adds one other enchanting quality: she wags his tail like a puppy.

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Watching this family of Ragdoll kittens grow and explore has been one of the internet’s favorite pastimes in the last few weeks—or at least it’s been mine. We’ve watched the kittens’ mom come for comfort from her own mother, we’ve seen her littermate Night go swimming in his drinking fountain, and we’ve even seen what happens when one of the kittens tries to befriend the household Golden Retriever.

Now meet Kiwi, an adorable fluff ball who loves to wag her tail when she’s excited—just like a dog!

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Why Do Dogs Wag Their Tails?

Wagging tails are almost synonymous with the canine kind, though many animals exhibit communication through tail movements, from whales to peacocks. Dogs tend to wag their tails held up to indicate a polite, non-threatening greeting, much as humans might wave. They will wag their tails more vigorously hen they encounter someone they know or if they are excited. And a tail held low and wagging could indicate anxiety or fear.

Why Do Cats Move Their Tails?

While cats can, like dogs, wag their tails as a greeting or in happiness and excitement (as this Ragdoll kitten is) the movement’s of a cat’s tail can be a little more complex.

Cats hold their tails aloft when they are relaxed or happy, which is why you will often see that tail sticking straight up in the air when they come to greet you. Perhaps it is even waving softly—again, not unlike a human hand. In addition, they also have the slow tail flick, which you often see on both housecoats and even large cats like panthers or tigers while they otherwise seem to be napping. This tail movement could indicate that they are dreaming, or that they are not quite as oblivious to their surroundings as they might seem. Either way, it’s a sign of contentment.

Cat owners are familiar with he tail movement of wrapping the tail around their loved one’s legs—like a hand squeeze or even a hug. And the low thrashing or thumping of the tail indicates unhappiness — it’s a warning movement, before they bring out their claws.

Learning to read a cat’s tail movements can help a lot to understanding what it is they are communicating to you.

Is a Ragdoll Cat Right For You?

Ragdoll cats are a large, fluffy breed of cat who was specifically designed to have the beauty of a Persian breed and the gentle, social nature that would make the cat great for children and families. The wagging tail on this kitten is a good indication that she has the desired Ragdoll personality and is going to be a social, friendly pet for her eventual home.

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