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Did you know that most kitties don’t ‘speak’ to each other directly? Fluffy usually saves her meows for her human buddies. Actually, our feline pals have some pretty adorable vocalizations! A Virginia Beach, VA vet discusses the cat’s meow in this article.
Just like people, some cats are just naturally more talkative than others. Some kitties that are known for being on the verbose side are the Maine Coon, Turkish Van, and many Oriental breeds, such as the Burmese, Tonkinese, Siamese, and Japanese Bobtail. Fluffy’s breed may also affect the way that she sounds. Some cats, such as the Maine Coon, communicate in trills and chirrups. Others, like the Siamese, are very sing-songy, and can even sound a bit like human babies.
Fluffy’s most common sound is the meow, which is a one-size-fits-most type command. Your feline overlord will use this one to let you know she’s hungry, thirsty, bored, cheerful, or annoyed, or to let you know that she wants to be held, petted, picked up, put down, let in, or let out. Some cats like to let their owners know there’s a moth in the bathroom, while others will more or less wax poetic about, well, anything.
Changes In Vocalizations
Any changes in the way your cat usually communicates can be a sign of trouble, such as medical issues, fear, discomfort, or distress. If your furry buddy is usually pretty quiet, but suddenly is meowing nonstop, there may be something wrong.
Have you ever heard a lonely, amorous kitty singing love songs? One of the many things we’ll never understand about our feline companions is their taste in music. (Fluffy’s singing ability, or lack thereof, is reason enough to get her fixed in and of itself.)
Talking To Fluffy
There’s no reason you shouldn’t talk to your cat: in fact, we recommend it. This is a fun way to make your furry friend feel loved and just communicate with her. In fact, most people probably talk to their pets more than they realize! Don’t worry if Fluffy doesn’t have much to say: she’ll still appreciate that you’re trying to communicate. She may also react in other ways, such as twitching her ears, blinking at you, rubbing against your legs, or just jumping into your lap.
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