Do you own a cat? If you did you must notices that sometimes your cat makes various sound – from meows to purrs or even growls! Have you ever wonder what does this sounds means?
Usually kittens are more communicative rather than old cats and domestic felines are usually more vocal than feral ones.
Cats communicate with meows, chirrups, hisses, purrs, chatters and growls, but meow is the most common. There’s also some proof that certain breeds are more ‘talkative’ than the other, which include Burmese and Siamese cats.
When the cat is still a baby, they will meow to their mothers but as they grow up, they slowly starting to quit using this sound to communicate with other cats. Often, adult domestic cats that meow do so only in the presence of humans.
If you have cats, you probably know that not all meows are the same. You might even be able to know whether your cat is happy, angry or demanding food or attention just by listening to the type of meow.
People always think that cats make this calming sound when they’re happy, but actually they purr for many other reasons as well. Purring can give the meaning that the cat feels frightened or threatened. Based on a research it also show that it is a form of self-healing.
Beware when you hear these growling sounds that the cat produce. These rumbling sounds can be understood as a warning. These sound that they make can be a response towards humans, animals or other cats, and most felines make the noise out of fear, anger or territoriality.
Depending on the cat and its situation, the hiss can be loud or soft. Usually it indicates the cat’s response towards fear and it can be directed to other cats, animals or even humans. Thus, whenever you hear a cat is hissing, it’s best to give the animal some space.
Well, no matter what sounds they make, aren’t they just cute?