You Looked At Your Cat And He Started To Wink At You.
You thought it was nothing, but a few hours later, he did it again!
So, you are now wondering, “What could that mean? Is there any meaning behind my cat’s wink? Is there a special message he wants to convey to me?”
Now, those are interesting questions and thankfully, this article will help you find the answer.
Their Eyes Are Dry
Like humans, we blink our eyes to moisten our eyes. In the same way, cats can do that, too.
Scientifically speaking, cats have a protective membrane on their eyes called that nictitating membrane. You can see this membrane when you closely observe your cat while he tries to shut his eyes. The membrane moves diagonally from the inner to the outer corner of the eye.
In some cases, one eye of your cat may tend to be drier than the other. Thus, you can sometimes see him close only one eye while keeping the other open. This creates the illusion that he is winking at you.
They Got Something On Their Eyes
Aside from keeping their eyes moist, sometimes, they might have something, such as hair or dust, in their eyes. By blinking or winking, they are able to get rid of the foreign material and keep their eyes clean.
Blinking and winking of your cat’s eyes are both normal occurrences and there’s nothing to worry about. However, if you see your cat blinks or winks at a persistent rate, accompanied by constant pawing in his eyes, there might be a problem already. To make things worse, you are now visibly seeing your cat’s nictitating membrane. This may indicate an infection.
In this case, you need to get your cat checked and take him to the nearest vet for assessment.
They Are Sleepy
When your cat is relaxed and feels unthreatened, a wink or blink could signal sleepiness. He feels safe enough to take a nap. He knows that he is in an environment that nothing could harm him and sleeping is something he can do without interruption.
They Wink To Communicate
While some people think that winking or blinking does not have any significant meaning, others think otherwise.
A group of experts observes that slow blinking, the closing of eyes, and winking are all signs of contentment, comfort, and trust. In the wild, cats use their eyes to tell other felines that all is well and that they want to share the same feelings with others.
If your cat closes his eyes, blinks, or winks at you, it could be a sign of trust. Since your cat does not perceive any danger or threat, he is confident to close his eyes. He trusts that you won’t do anything that could harm him to the point that he is willing to close his eyes and let down his defenses.
As your cat trusts you, he feels comfortable being around you. Thus, it is not too far fetched to think that when your cat winks, it means that he loves you and wants to thank you for being a loving pet parent.
Did your cat just wink at you? Well, if he did, then think about what you have learned from this article today. See, which one could be the best reason why he winked at you.
It could be that your cat is happy, relaxed, and comfortable, but it could also be a sign of sleepiness and infection. So, spend more time with your cat. The more you get familiar with your cat’s condition and personality, the better you’ll be able to understand him.
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