Tuesday, October 21, 2014



Cat vocalizations: What's on their mind?

                               this article courtesy of petinsurance-101.com

Cats have a very impressive vocal range that includes purrs, hisses, meows, even chirps. According to French researchers, cat sounds cover more than 60 notes and over the millennia of domestication, many of these sounds have evolved to reach out to the pet parents. We need to know what our beloved feline is trying to tell us.
Because cats are highly evolved independent hunters, their need for communication in the wild can be limited. When required, a mother cat will purr or meow to her kittens,growl at predators, or attract mates with chirps. Domesticated cats possess a highly developed communication skill set and cat sounds play an important role here. Another neat piece of information for cat owners is that certain cat breeds are known to be more vocal than others. For example, Siamese cats are more "chatty" compared to the Persians. By the way, did you know that the cry of a cat in heat is called a caterwaul?
When we think of cat sounds, we instinctively consider the most famous association — meow. A cat meow with its different pitches and lengths is the definitive cat sound, closely followed by the purr. Both sounds are a part of our vocabulary in the form of analogies and expressions.
To read more here is the link: http://cattime.com/cat-vocalizations-pet-insurance-101.html

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