Does your cat meow too much? Here is what you can do
Did you know that cats stop meowing each other after childhood? Once fully grown, cats only meow for us, which is very special indeed.
One of my cats, Miss Pinky, and I have long conversations, and she even answers my questions. “Do you love me Pinky? Are you hungry? Are you a good girl? “
“Meow,” she replies with an occasional trill or a shake of her head. “No.” Amazingly, she also says “no” at appropriate times. Sometimes we go back and forth for a long time and discuss things. Miss Pinky is quite talkative.
When it’s too much
But what if your kitten just meows way too much? Is that even possible? If your cat meows incessantly, it’s not only annoying (especially at 2 a.m.!), But it can also indicate a problem. Or it could be that you just have an exceptionally talkative cat.
Here are 7 reasons for Kitty’s meow, meow, meow:
He is a song race: Some breeds of cats are of course louder than others. For example, Siamese and Persian cats tend to talk quite a bit, while breeds like Maine Coons and Ragdolls are quieter.
He is hungry: Meal time is getting closer and you are still at the computer and your cat panics. “Will my Hooman ever feed me ?!” Of course he’ll meow if you fix his plate, but dinner will actually stop meowing.
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There are outside distractions: Your cat may see other cats and animals loitering outside and wants to investigate. If there are birds, your cat may feel the urge to chase and meow with excitement and frustration. You can either close the blinds or let him enjoy the activities through the window.
Your cat is not repaired: If your cat has not been neutered or neutered, you may hear a lot of caterwauling at night. Unchanged male cats will do anything to get outside and mate. Female cats are noisy in the heat to get a man’s attention. Spaying and neutering ends your cat’s midnight prey.
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Another cat is trapped: Sometimes I would close a door to a room without knowing that a cat had followed me into the house. My other kittens, with a lot of meowing, are quick to tell me that the other cat is trapped. Trust your cat when it is lurking and crying outside a door. There’s probably someone on the other side.
He will vomit: Many cats start whining when they are uncomfortable and want to throw up. If you’re lucky, you can get your cat to a cleaner surface before it does its thing. (As you know, cats prefer to throw themselves on the white carpet!)
He is bored or full of energy: If your cat doesn’t get enough exercise during the day or has few toys to keep them occupied while home alone, they will reach out to you for some time to play. Meowing is his way of letting you know it’s time to play! It could also be that he just wants some loving attention. In this case, cuddle up with a soft blanket and watch Netflix together.
If a lot of meowing is a new behavior, get your cat checked out by your veterinarian, who can tell you if he has any health issues that could be causing his overly vocalization. As our cats get older, they also tend to meow us more. Especially if they lose their hearing or become senile, your cat may meow a lot and loudly to calm itself down.
Whatever the reason your cat is constantly meowing, be mindful of what is going on in his or her world. This is key to understanding his meow motivations. As long as he is happy and healthy, just enjoy chatting with your cat. You both may only find one way to solve the world’s problems. I know
Pinky and I have!
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