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Can cats enjoy music?

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I've noticed something different about Morgie. She seems to like listening to country(or ish) music with female singers. particularly when the high notes hit. At first it was an old tape that my stepfather was playing. later I was playing "Pure Heart"-Aeris' Vocal theme, which has violins in it. I turn my head and there's Morgie looking at the computer like she was interested in the music I was playing! She never did that before.(I usually play Japanese Rock Music-Malice Mizer to be exact.)
Do any of your cats have a reaction to certain music?
post #2 of 18
Maia always falls into a deep relaxed mode with Schubert, puts her to sleep!
post #3 of 18
Sonic went mad to a friends dance music when we had visitors whilst Radar always seems to want to curl up next to the speaker when I put on heavy rock music
They both like being sung to but I reckon that goes for almost all cats
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I've noticed something different about Morgie. She seems to like listening to country(or ish) music with female singers. particularly when the high notes hit. At first it was an old tape that my stepfather was playing. later I was playing "Pure Heart"-Aeris' Vocal theme, which has violins in it. I turn my head and there's Morgie looking at the computer like she was interested in the music I was playing! She never did that before.(I usually play Japanese Rock Music-Malice Mizer to be exact.)
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Do any of your cats have a reaction to certain music
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I keep XM on my computer all day and the computer is on all day so music is always playing. I use the AOL XM selectons and have a wide spectrum I listen to. Throughout the day one or two of the cats will join me at the computer table varies with the type of music I have on and it seems the length of time they stay is dependent upon the music, in fact when I feel like changing from something like classical to rock, Persi gets up and walks away. I think I will start keeping a log of who likes which stations and see how that works out for the two of them and compare that to the order I prefer them in. I definitately think there is going to be a difference in opinion and I do think it is an opinion an opinion between the cats.
post #5 of 18
We had one cat that would sit on the organ while I played. She reacted mostly to hymns! She'd relax and let her head loll back over the music rack.
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There are actually CDs especially for cats, e.g., "Music For Cats And Friends". I have the "Classical Edition", which is very useful when trying to calm a frightened cat. http://www.petsandmusic.com/
Our cat loves "live" music, and sits and listens when my husband plays guitar (flamenco, classical, blues, rock) and piano.
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There are actually CDs especially for cats, e.g., "Music For Cats And Friends". I have the "Classical Edition", which is very useful when trying to calm a frightened cat. http://www.petsandmusic.com/
Our cat loves "live" music, and sits and listens when my husband plays guitar (flamenco, classical, blues, rock) and piano.
Alley heads for under the bed when I play the piano.
post #8 of 18
Two of my parents' cats, who are brothers, have very different reactions when my dad plays his trumpet. Felix hangs around to listen and Oliver hides under the couch. Both seem to like classical, 'though.
post #9 of 18
Our cats seem to really like classical music...Cannon in D seems to be their favorite.
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My cats both love ENYA! (as do I) When I put in her CD, they come into the room, tails in the air, and plop in the middle of the floor.
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Karma loves music. She loves anything with bass. She puts her butt right up agianst the sub woofer and sleeps every time. She hates jazz, classicle and acustic. We had a cat years ago who would only listen to jazz. Kitties have opinions just like us.
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When I take Davidson to the vet- I'll play some smooth relaxing music in the car and he always calms right down- it helps!
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Karma loves music. She loves anything with bass. She puts her butt right up agianst the sub woofer and sleeps every time. She hates jazz, classicle and acustic. We had a cat years ago who would only listen to jazz. Kitties have opinions just like us.


My cats hate country. They like "Stray Kay Strut," LOL.
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Alley heads for under the bed when I play the piano.
No comment!
post #15 of 18
I occasionally sing some jingles and other commercial music, and it was during one of these projects that I adopted my Pearl. So on her first night with me, I stood by the piano and started to practice one of the songs I had to record.

Well. As soon as I started to sing, Pearl came running from the next room, hopped on the piano, stood up with her paws on my chest, and meowed up at me with great urgency!

I wasn't sure whether to take that as a compliment or not.

She still responds whenever I sing. And just last night, I was talking to my brother on the cellphone and he started to sing me a song he's added to his repertoire (he's a musician too), and Pearl came right up and started nuzzling the phone to hear him better.

I told him this, and he made a bad joke about it -- at which Pearl huffed and walked away.
post #16 of 18
Jeremiah loooooooves it when I play my dulcimer!! Usually he curls up inside the case and has himself a nice snooze.

But he doesn't seem to enjoy my piano so much. Come to think of it, before I came here, my landlord's cat (we bonded terrifically) didn't seem to like it much either. It's sound is a bit bright, maybe that has something to do with it.
post #17 of 18
My kitty seems to like anything with violins or classical acoustic guitar. His ears perk up and he gets this dreamy look in his eyes whenever it comes on.
post #18 of 18
I've found that my Phantom of the Opera CD (with Sarah Brightman and Michael Cain) has been the key to just about any animal.

Especially the song "Music of the Night". Seems to calm anything down.
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