Seven Sounds That Cats Expressing Emotions

Seven Sounds That Cats Expressing Emotions

How many sounds can a cat make?
A novice musician claimed that he could detect a hundred different sounds made by cats.

After studying several hours of tape recordings, American researchers also insisted that cats have many voice skills and are the most complex of all animals except humans. Since wild cats are not particularly social animals, why is it so? This seems very strange.

In the wild environment, cats have one set of sounds for the parent-child relationship, and another set of sounds will replace adult life.

Domesticated cats in human homes will retain their infantile voices into adulthood and improve them in the process. In addition, it can emit all the familiar howls and screams about sex and violence.

Adding all of the above together, they have a fantastic vocabulary.

On the other hand, the voice system of cats is also more complicated than that of other species. In the voice system of cats, a single call can be used to a greater degree of variation. For birds, a warning call maybe just one kind. When the bird gets more excited, it just repeats with a more intensive frequency—the call is faster and faster.

But when a cat is upset, it can make various meows, which can be classified as different sounds.

The following are seven common sounds made by cats.

1. I’m angry

Cats make terrible noises when they fight. Since the time of the British Internet poet Chaucer, such a voice has been called caterwaul. This sound is the sound made by two cats in a fight and has nothing to do with sexual contact in any case.

Because even two female cats that have been ligated will emit caterwaul when arguing about the site’s boundary, and the intensity of the caterwaul is comparable to that of a “male cat in heat.” Caterwaul is related to estrus because the scent of female cats in estrus attracts male cats in a wide range. So many male cats will feel uncomfortable together, so they want to vent their hostility.

2. I am scared

When a cat is scared, the usual response is to run away or hide quietly. There is no reason to make many noises at this moment. But if the cat is forced to the end and unable to escape, although it strongly wants to run, it will still make a voice that expresses the following message: “I’m scared, don’t get close to me, or I will attack you suddenly.”

In this case, the cat may make a weird and deep “howl.” This means that although it is terrifying, it has not entirely lost its aggressiveness. If it is pressed a little bit tighter, it will attack suddenly.

3. I am in pain

The screams of cats in extreme pain cannot be mistaken. They are similar to the screams of many other animals when seriously injured or threatened: depending on the intensity, for example, if the cat was stung by bees, the sound is sometimes described as “screaming” or “screaming.” Scream sharply”. For kittens, this is a life-and-death signal to call their mothers to come to the rescue.

But if it is a pet cat, this is a very useful signal to the cat’s parents. After the owners hear the screams, they will come to the rescue like a mother.

4. I need to care

For cat owners, this is the most familiar sound made by cat friends. “Meow” has many meanings in many situations, but they all have the same basic message, that is, “I need your immediate attention.”

This sound originated from the “Mimi barking” of young cats, intended to let the mother know that they need assistance or are in trouble. When wild cats are adults, this voice will more or less disappear, but even if the home cats are fully grown up, they will still be like kittens psychologically. They will continue to “talk” with human owners, just like kittens communicate with their mothers.

5. Follow me

The mother cat hopes that it will make a soft and brief “tsk” sound when her kitten comes over or follows her. When she left the kitten for a while, she would greet the kitten with this voice. Adult home cats also use the same signal (someone accurately describes it as a “rising trill”) to greet their owner.

6. I won’t hurt you

This is the famous “snoring” sound of cats. It is challenging for some owners to accept that this voice does not mean “I am satisfied” but “I will not hurt you.” This signal expresses that the cat is in a non-hostile mood. It is friendly, submissive, reassuring, and of course, satisfying.

This call has been observed in the following cat-to-cat situations:

a. Let the mother cat know that everything is well when the pup is sucking the mother cat’s nipple.

b. The mother lying down with the kitten and assures the kitten that everything is fine.

c. When the mother approaches the nest where the kitten is hiding, letting the kitten know that she is coming, there is nothing to fear.

d. When a young cat approaches an adult cat to play, let the adult cat know that he is in a relaxed mood and accept a lower social status:

e. When a higher-status adult cat approaches the young cat in a friendly manner, let the young cat know that he is not hostile.

Some people try to classify grunts into different types, but they all carry the same basic message: friendliness.

7. I want to bite you

When a cat is looking for food and finds its prey, it will make a strange, tiny “click” sound. The cat makes a similar sound when it sees a bird flying through the window

Some experts say that the sound of “Titicaca” is to notify other cats that prey occurs, But cats are hunters who attack alone. They don’t want other cats to join when secretly tracking certain prey. This fact makes the sound of “Titicaca” a mystery. The only possible explanation is that this sound will make the kitten pay attention to potential prey when the mother cat goes out with the kitten, thereby training hunting.

The above are the seven most essential types of sound messages that home cats make. For cat owners, these sounds provide a rich and exciting field and a way to understand the world of cat companions.

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