I love cats and whilst we don’t currently have any pets (our last cat Kiyan passed away a couple of years ago), I still have a big soft spot for these lovely animals. I can definitely see us getting another one in the future, perhaps once the girls are a little older. One of the things I have always wondered, is what is all that meowing all about, and why exactly do cats meow?
If you’re like me, you will have been intrigued by why, for example, your cat meows continuously as he or she weaves through your legs. Well, thanks to some cat facts about why cats meow compiled by Whiskas I’m now a little bit more enlightened as to why do cats meow. Accompanying this is also a lovely video which explains why cats meow too. You can see this video below:
Any cat owner will tell you that meowing is obviously a form of communication, but how and when they meow can tell you more about what they are trying to ‘say’. If you’ve watched the video above you’ll probably have been amused by how the little robot translates the cats meows. So why do they do it? Well according to Whiskas KIT (Kat Institute of Technology), cats, as kittens, meow at their mother when they are cold or hungry. However, these changes, as they get older, when instead of meowing at each other they meow at people, typically their cat parents, LOL.
Cats will meow for a whole host of different reasons. From greeting, hunger, attention seeking and illness, to stress, ageing and even wanting to breed if they have not been spayed.
Lovely Kiyan! 🙂
Different meows can mean different things. Constant cat meowing, for example, can be a sign of illness or other health issues. So if you find your cat suddenly doing this you should contact a vet.
Cats will vary the length, pitch and volume of their meows to convey a different ‘message’. The following can indicate what these variations mean:
• A short, high-pitched meow: “Hello!”
• Multiple meows: An excited greeting.
• Mid-pitch meow: Wants food.
• Drawn-out “mrrroooow”: This is a demand (e.g. “Open the door now!”).
• Low-pitch “MRRRooooowww”: Complaining (e.g. “Why is my bowl empty?”).
• High-pitch RRRROWW!: Pain or anger (e.g. “That’s my tail you stepped on!”).
It’s clear from this information, that being aware of how and when your cat is meowing will give you a better understanding of your feline friend.
Do you have cats? Does your cat meow a lot? Can you relate to these facts? What other facts can you add to this list?
*Disclosure: This post is in collaboration with Whiskas, but all thoughts are my own. Check out their website and their KIT hub for more information on why do cats meow and their Youtube video for fantastic KIT videos.
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