Pisces cats are born between Feb. 19 and March 20 and they can be dreamers or schemers. If you don’t know the exact birth date of your cat, see if the description fits.
Pisces is the last of the 12 signs of the Zodiac, which means Pisceans are considered wise old souls. The Pisces symbol is two fish, the element is water, and they are ruled by Neptune, the planet of imagination, delusion, deception and spiritual growth.
The Pisces colors span the full spectrum of blues to greens. Think ocean colors. Their gemstone is a moonstone, but they prefer not to wear jewelry.
These cats march to the beat of their own unique paw prints. The circular Piscean symbol of fish swimming in opposite directions sums up the essence of the contradictory Pisces nature. Like all water sign cats (the others are Cancer and Scorpio), Piscean cats are deeply sensitive and intuitive. It takes one twitch of their magnificent whiskers to know something is wrong. This can work two ways: They might intuit you’ve had a bad day and purr up a storm on your lap, or they might sense you’re about to take them to the vet and they go into deep hiding for days.
Their hair-trigger sensitivity shows up in other ways. Sweet and eccentric, they crave affection but in a flash may hop off your lap. They launch into fierce play with a toy and suddenly walk away bored. They may attack their dinner with gusto only to sniff and change their mind, hankering for something more upscale like your shrimp dinner.
Moody and mystical with large, dreamy eyes, they’re hard to resist no matter what their mood. You of course will happily give them the last shrimp off your plate. Don’t encourage begging though. They prefer wet food, and, not surprisingly, tuna and seafood are favorites. Their favorite treat is fishy flakes, but just because they like tuna and fish, it’s up to you as their food service provider to feed what their veterinarian recommends.
Don’t be fooled by their lazy and indolent appearance. While you think they’re dreaming of gamboling in a meadow, chasing mice, their imagination is far more Machiavellian. Take note: Mittens the texting cat is a Pisces.
A roundness and softness about their body and energy (regardless of their breed) adds to their charming and usually affectionate purrsonality. They love their families, do well with other cats, and are one of the least independent signs. Pisces cats are homebodies who thrive in a secure and serene home of their own. They appreciate having a cozy kitty bed, but are happy to share yours.
If you are going on vacation, be sure to have a cat sitter spend quality time with your Pisces cat. They don’t travel well, even to the vet, so make sure you have the most comfortable carrier with a snuggly blankie.
Being a water sign, some Pisces cats don’t mind a bath, or at the very least enjoy splashing in a water fountain or dipping a paw in your bath or shower. They don’t like the cold, so if you do bathe them, use a warm soft towel. Long-haired Pisceans enjoy the warm dryers at the groomers.
All Piscean cats like to look good, but aren’t vain like Leos or Libras. Like all cats, they aren’t immune to flattery but can see through any BS compliment in a kitty minute.
If you’re a homebody or creative type who works from home, a Pisces may be your ideal cat. If you’re looking to adopt a new kitten this year and would like a Pieces, wait until the end of April and into May, but remember zodiac signs change around the 21st of the month.
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About the author: Layla Morgan Wilde is a holistic cat behaviorist, an award-winning writer/photographer and founder of the premier online magazine Cat Wisdom 101. A passionate advocate for cats, she founded the Toronto-based Annex Cat Rescue in 1997. In addition to her blogging at Cat Wisdom 101, she blogs at Boomer Muse and contributes to Petfinder.com and Nordic Spotlight. Wilde is a professional member of the Cat Writers’ Association. She lives in Westchester County, NY with four cats.