Your cat is more emotional than you realize! Now do not be bewildered. Cats are extremely highly intelligent creatures, as any cat lover. And, this does not mean that they can get rid of security, or get their favorite treatment from the unlikeliest of places, they can even communicate quite well.
If you have listened to a cat intently, you will know that they will make a great variety of sounds and even variations of the same sound. From meowing to purring to growling to yowling to hissing to growling, this list may be a comprehensive one, but your cat can make further variations. And, if you are thinking about these things for your concern, hold that thought right there. Your cat is actually communicating its emotional state of mind. If you do not have a cat, it is so you know what these mean.
What is your cat telling you?
Cats will make a wide range of sounds under different circumstance. After birds, the widest range of vocal cues. And, the best way to know what's going on with your cat is by understanding the 'cat language'.
The most common among all sounds made by a cat is the mowing sound. This is also the first one that the cat learns as a kitten. When they are small, the meowing is mostly to get the attention of the mother and to let it know that it is hungry or cold or needs attention. However, as the cat grows up, it lets go of the meow. This call is reserved only when the cat has to communicate with humans. You will be able to find me, but this is quite common among domestic cats. They consider their eternal parents and will keep this adorable call to their loved ones when they are hungry, or want to pay attention, or wish to play, or want to treat.
Meowing can mean loneliness or illness in your cat as well. Moreover, it's also a way of life that is not happy with something. However, if your cat starts meowing too much, make sure you pay a visit to the vet.
Funny Cats and Kittens Meowing Compilation
If there is one we love to hear, it's the purring of our cat. As we go on this purring sound is the definitive expression of delight and comfort. It is unmistakable as well. The deep yet soft throaty rumbling is known by every cat owner. However, there is another meaning of purring as well. If you notice carefully, your cat might be purring while the body is tensed and the ears are drawn back. This shows agitation. Your cat is probably concerned or worried about something. It's almost like our nervous laugh.
Besides the above two, there is another pretty common sound that cats make. It is the long drawn out moan, or yowl. The yowl is mostly a mode of communication between cats and not particularly speaking to their owners. However, this definitely means that it may be more or less difficult to establish a territory and some other cat is trespassing. If your cat starts yowling and would not stop, it is best to get checked for illness or injury. Get an appointment with the vet in such a scenario. If things are fine with your cat, make sure that there is no place that could be invading your cat's territory.
This is common among females during the mating season and the cat has not been spayed. The caterwaul is a type of yowl but sounds more hollow. If you're going to have a female cat and it starts the caterwaul, the best way to stop it is to get her spayed. This is a call among the females for prospective mates and there is nothing else you can do about it.
Is there anyone out there who can not distinguish this from all others?
The hissing of a cat is among the most distinct of all the sounds it makes and the reason behind it is pretty clear, even from the posture it holds during hissing. The hissing occurs when the cat feels threatened. This sound is a clear indication that the cat is ready to strike back if needed. The distinct posture includes an arch back with puffed up fur and tail twitching, while the ears are flattened and the fangs are bared with some amount of spitting at times. No matter who you are, if your cat takes this posture, never try to get near or intimidate. That's never a good idea. Try to find out what caused this and remove the threat from the vicinity. Even though some friendlier cat and more outgoing ones might not hiss very little, if your cat does this, do not take it lightly.
This is a unique sound that cats make with the help of their teeth. It is mostly when they are able to locate it. Some people say that this is simply imitating the cattering of the birds, but they are extremely quiet predators and they are able to strike. This happens when the cat is unable to reach a prey, may be sitting on the other side of the window. I will say it is actually the sound it is when it's predicted instincts kick in and get excited.
Chirping, chirruping, trilling
These are various forms of meowing. Mothers make these sounds to get the attention of the kitten and tell me what to do and what not to do. If your cat makes this sound towards you, it is definitely trying to get your attention and tell you something. These are mostly happy sounds and you can relate with playful sounds.
This is one of those things that cat will like to avoid. This can come out after a yater of a caterwaul. The scream is pretty bloodcurdling one and can come out after the final blow in a cat fight. It can also come out of the female cat right after mating with a male one because it pains her. The situation can be avoided if you are keeping track of your expectations, and have your cat spayed.
Snarling and growling
Quite obviously, these are the sounds of your territory. If there is no other cat threatening it, it is best to leave your cat by itself for the time being. There can be something else that is bothering it and you will not want to face the wrath!
Cats are extremely intelligent and sensitive. There can be a number of things that can make its mood swing. Know what your cat is trying to tell you about it?